Introducing Custom Sidebars Pro by WPMU DEV

We’re excited to announce a brand new plugin: Custom Sidebars Pro.

Since Custom Sidebars Pro was launched we’ve added sooo much new stuff. Head over to the project page to check out all the new features! Check out Custom Sidebars Pro

Custom Sidebars Pro lets you to create widgetized areas and custom sidebars on your site, and select which sidebars to display on posts or pages.

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because this is a premium release of our hugely popular Custom Sidebars plugin. It adds awesome new features like widget visibility rules so you can control who sees what, the ability to clone and synchronously update widgets, and import and export options.

Download Custom Sidebars Pro and let us know in the comments below what you think about the new and improved premium features.

Custom Sidebars Pro Packed With New Features

Custom Sidebars is by far the most popular widget extension plugin in the WordPress Plugin Repository with more than 420,000 downloads.

We acquired the highly rated and popular Custom Sidebars plugin last year and have added our own touches, including a complete overhaul of the user interface for both the free and premium versions.

Our new and intuitive design lets you edit your sidebars directly from the Widgets interface in WordPress, making it even easier and quicker to create your own sidebars.

The new features added to our pro version gives you even more control over your sidebars and what you display to visitors to your site.

Set Widget Visibility

Customize who sees your widgets and display entirely different sets of widgets based on user roles, post or page type, or taxonomies.

You can even use a combination of user and post/page types.

Visibility rules
Set visibility rules for your widgets.

Clone Sidebars

Clone your widgets and save yourself a bunch of time.

Say you’ve got a social media widget, which takes time to set up due to all its fiddly settings. With Custom Sidebars Pro you can quickly duplicate widgets along with all theirs configured settings.

You can even link the cloned widgets so they update synchronously, or unlink them and edit each individually.

Clone sidebars
Clone a widget and display its copy in another sidebar on your site.

Import and Export Sidebar

The new import and export settings allow you to easily backup your sidebars, share them or copy them to existing single site or Multisite installs.

Import and export
Import sidebars you’ve previously set up on other sites, or export files for backup or sharing.

Even More Plugins Coming Soon

We’ve got lots more exciting plugin announcement planned for the coming weeks and Custom Sidebars Pro is just the first, so stay tuned.

Our developers are keen to hear your feedback, so let us know what you think about Custom Sidebars Pro in the comments below, or join in the conversations in the WPMU DEV forums.

Why not try out Custom Sidebars Pro today? If you’re not already one of our awesome members, join for free!