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How to Get and Customize Your Sidebar in WordPress

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Are you thinking about adding a sidebar to your WordPress blog? That’s great news.

When people come to your website for the first time, often they find you through a blog post or search which means they don’t initally land on your homepage. Instead, they land on a blog post.

By using a sidebar, you can optimize your messaging on every single blog post just as you do for your website’s key pages, like your homepage, about, or services page.

In this tutorial, I talk about what to include on your sidebar and then right around 4:15, I start with a tutorial that includes:

  • how to add a blog to your site
  • how to add a sidebar to your blog and your posts
  • how to add widgets to that sidebar
  • which widgets you should include
  • and how to tweak those widgets so they work for you
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