The WooStore Sidebar Manager Makes it Easy to Create Custom Sidebars
The importance of having full control over your WooCommerce sites’ sidebars is huge. Think about it for a second… Do you really want to display the same sidebar on your Cart page that you have on your Home page? If your eCommerce site is like most then the answer is clearly NO. Ideally, your Home page sidebar should be much different than your Cart page sidebar or your Blog page sidebar. Luckily, the WooStore Sidebar Manager makes it easy to create an unlimited number of custom sidebars for every section of your eCommerce site. In this Upload WP tutorial, we’ll explain why you should consider taking advantage of custom sidebar widget sections as well as how to create them using the WooStore Sidebar Manager so let’s get started…
Why you Should Take Advantage of WooStore Custom Sidebars
Sidebars are controlled via WooCommerce Widgets and optimizing them for each section or page of your eCommerce site is very important. For example, if you have the ability to display information on the sidebar of the “Checkout” page that makes the buying process easier and increases your conversion rates then you should take advantage of that. Another example would be your Product Category Pages. Each product category page should display a sidebar that corresponds with the products in that category with the purpose of increasing your average order size. Yet another example would be your Blog page sidebar. The Blog page sidebar should be all about social networking and creating a community.
For those reasons (and many more) you’ll likely want to display custom sidebars that complement specific sections or pages of your eCommerce site. You want your custom sidebars to have specific purposes. The WooStore Sidebar Manager allows you to easily make that happen so be sure to take advantage of it.
Specific Ideas for using the WooStore Sidebar Manager to Create Custom Sidebars
Below are some ideas for how you can use custom sidebar widget sections to really optimize your eCommerce site…
Blog page (e.g. worldcuptees.com/blog/) – create a social media heavy sidebar.
Product Category pages (e.g. worldcuptees.com/product-category/team-brazil/) – you could display similar products, up-sells, or an opt-in box that users could subscribe to for updates on new products in that specific category.
Product detail page for specific products (e.g. worldcuptees.com/shop/brazil-soccer-foosball/) – custom sidebars could be created for specific items where you could provide demo videos or video testimonials that help motivate shoppers to buy and ultimately increase conversion rates. For example, if my site sold remote control helicopters, I’d want to display a demo video of someone having fun with that specific remote control helicopter and showing people how to use it.
Those are just a few examples of how to potentially use the WooStore sidebar manager to take advantage of custom sidebars. As you can see, the possibilities for truly optimizing every section of your WooCommerce site are only limited by your imagination. Please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas on how to take advantage of custom sidebar widget sections by leaving a comment below…
How to Create WooStore Custom Sidebar Widget Sections
Log into your WordPress admin and go to WooStore > Sidebar Manager > click on the page that you want to create a custom sidebar for (in the video tutorial we used the “Blog” page) > click Add Sidebar > the custom sidebar should now be created for the page that you specified > go to Appearance > Widgets to verify that the new custom sidebar widget section is there > repeat this process to create custom sidebars for any section of your WooCommerce site
Important Notes on the WooStore Sidebar Manager:
- You can create as many custom sidebars as you’d like for Pages, Product Categories, specific products and more.
- Custom sidebars are created on the Sidebar Manager page but are controlled via the Widgets section of the WordPress admin.