When was the last time you opened your Archives widget, Authors widget, Categories Widget, Pages widget or Tag Cloud Widget? Take a peek inside and explore the new possibilities the Visibility options provide.
Have you discovered the new Widget Visibility option?
Visibility options don’t determine what will or won’t display in the widget, they determine which pages in the blog the widget will or won’t display on. That means we bloggers can now display different widgets on different pages and/or different content in sidebars on different pages.
Example: Suppose the sidebar on the main blog page for posts is common to all the static pages.
You add all the widgets to the sidebar area in Appearance > Widgets, then you click the Visibility tab in each widget:
Click either Show or Hide if … Then click “select” and the dropdown displays: Category, Author, Tag, Date, Page.
Take a look at the possibilities when using the Categories widget.
“The Visibility option allows you to choose when to show the entire category widget based on different factors. If you want the widget to only show for Dessert posts, set the visibility to “Show” if “category” is “Dessert” and click Save. Then the widget will stop showing on all other post pages, and only show if it is a dessert.” — Categories Widget – Visibility