Theme Widget Areas

Learn about the different Theme Widget areas.

Accessing the Widget Areas


To view the Theme widget areas, follow these steps:

  1. Goto your WordPress Admin and click Appearance
  2. Click the Widgets menu item
  3. The diagram above indicates the default Widget areas that come with the Theme
  4. You can create more Sidebar widgets via Appearance > Theme Options > General > Number of Sidebars

Sidebar Widgets


The Sidebar widgets are using for the Page Layout that have a column layout selected. See Page Options for setting a Page Layout with a Sidebar

Footer Column Widgets


Footer Column Widgets are used for the Footer area of the Theme. You can set how many column widgets you require via Appearance > Theme Options > Footer > Footer Columns.

Information Panel


This widget area is reserved for the Dock Bar depending on what setting you have in Appearance > Theme Options > Dock Bar > Info Dock Panel, will determine how the Widget is displayed.

  1. Appearance > Theme Options > Dock Bar > Info Dock Panel – Set to Static
  2. Appearance > Theme Options > Dock Bar > Info Dock Panel – Set to Dock Icon

Docked Menu Panel


This widget area is reserved for when the Appearance > Theme Options > Main Menu > Move to Dock Bar is enabled. This widget area will sit below the Main Menu when the Menu Icon is clicked. The above diagram shows a Rich Text Editor Widget with Social Icons shortcode added.

Header Panel


This widget areas is reserved for the Header area – See diagram above to see where the widget will be placed. You can control the width of the area via Appearance > Theme Options > Header > Header Widget > Width.

This Widget area is ideal for ad banners.

Rich Text Editor Widget

The Rich Text Editor Widget allows you to format text and easily add images & shortcodes into Widget areas.

Add the Rich Text Editor


To add the Rich Text Editor to one of the Widget areas, follow these steps:

  1. Goto the WordPress admin
  2. Click Appearance
  3. Click Widgets
  4. Scroll to locate the Rich Text Editor Widget ( shown in the diagram above )
  5. Drag the widget to the Widget area you wish to use
  6. Enter a Title if one is needed ( you’ll need to clck the Output title to display it )
  7. Click the Edit content button to start adding content to the widget

Using the Rich Text Editor


The Rich Text Editor has all the capability of the WordPress Post or Page editor.

  1. Insert common ACODA shortcodes like Social Icons. This makes it easy to place shortcodes & social icons in the Footer or Sidebar
  2. Format text like the normal Editor
  3. Use the ACODA format classes to style your text
  4. Easily add images to the Sidebar, Footer or any other Widget area
  5. Click Save and close when you’re done editing