SMK Sidebar Generator


This plugin generates as many sidebars as you need. Then allows you to place them on any page you wish.


  • Unlimited number of sidebars.
  • Replace default theme sidebars using the conditions or globally just by selecting the sidebar that you want to replace.
  • Show the generated sidebars on any page you wish without touching a single line of code in your theme.
  • Drag to sort sidebar position.

How to install this plugin?

Like any other WordPress plugin.
Drop smk-sidebar-generator to wp-content/plugins/.
More info here:

Developer helpers.

You actually don’t need any of these. The plugin can be managed fully from WP Admin without writing a single line of code.

Display a sidebar using smk_sidebar function:


Display a sidebar using wp native function:


Display a sidebar using built-in shortcode:

[smk_sidebar id="sidebarID"]


  • Admin panel
  • Conditions
  • Removal && time-limited option to restore.


  1. Upload the smk-sidebar-generator folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the SMK Sidebar Generator plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure the plugin by going to the SMK Sidebars menu that appears in your admin menu


July 28, 2020
The plugin is great, but i can't install other plugins for subscription forms or newsletters. Your plugin stops working properly when I install other plugins.
March 8, 2017 1 reply
Thank you for such a great plugin! The best I've used! Keep it up!
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Contributors & Developers

“SMK Sidebar Generator” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • PHP 8+ Compatibility
  • Various code improvements


  • Bug fix: Individual taxonomy conditional fix


  • Bug fix: WP 5.7 compatibility


  • Fix: Incorrect conditional replacement.
  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.5


  • Added localization support(if you want to translate it in your language, create a pull requests on Github).
  • Added shortcode with ID to each sidebar.


  • Complete rewrite from scratch. The plugin now allows to create an unlimited number of sidebars without the need to touch a single line of code in your theme.
  • Now you can use conditions to apply the sidebar on any page, post ar CPT you wish. Soon will be added support for taxonomies, 404 page and other(please suggest).
  • The widgets now use the theme style and tags. That means the newly generated sidebars will look good on any theme, no need for additional styling.
  • Modular code. You can create and register your own conditions. That’s mainly not required but can be handy for some developers.


  • Quick fix UI. When a new sidebar is created, it display an incorrect info and it was fixed only after page refresh.
  • Removed unused files, since version 3.0 is on development smk_sidebar_metabox.php was removed, as it was never used and is not required for the next versions.


  • Quick fix for shortcode smk_sidebar ID. Shortcode did not work because the ID was not set correctly.
  • Added new tab “How to use?” and links to docs.


  • Added import/export functions.
  • Changes to smk_sidebar shortcode. Previously to get a sidebar required only an integer number, now you can get any sidebar using the shortcode just giving the id, even if the sidebar is not generated using Sidebar Generator plugin.
  • Added plugin version to enqueued scripts and style.


  • Confirm sidebar remove.
  • Bug fix: Sidebars could not be added when all previous sidebars were removed.
  • Bug fix: Fixed ajax name validation.


  • enqueue styles and scripts only on plugin page, not on all WP dashboard pages.
  • admin_enqueue_scripts make use of SMK_SBG_URI constant.


  • smk_get_all_sidebars() function is included in plugin. Anyways, you must include it in your theme functions.php, because if you’ll deactivate the plugin it will return a fatal error.


  • Initial release