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How to Show or Hide Widgets on Specific WordPress Pages

In our previous article, we showed you how you can extend the power of your default WordPress widgets. We mentioned a plugin called Widget Logic which you could use to show the widget on specific pages utilizing the conditional tags. But not everyone can understand those conditional tags. In this article, we will show you how to easily show or hide widgets on specific WordPress pages.

Show or hide widgets on specific WordPress posts and pages

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First thing you need to do is install and activate the Widget Context plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, you need to visit Appearance » Widgets page. Click on any widget that you want to show or hide. This will expand the widget settings and you will see a new ‘Widget Context’ section.

Widget Context settings

Widget Context plugin allows you to easily show / hide widgets on selected WordPress posts, pages, archives, and more. Simply select the sections where you want to show or hide the widget from the settings.

You can also show or hide widgets on specific URLs. Simply add the URL in widget settings.

Don’t forget to click on the save button to store your settings. You can now visit your website to see it in action.

We hope this article helped you learn how to show or hide widgets on specific WordPress pages. You may also want to see our list of the most useful WordPress widgets that you can try on your website.

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  1. After hours of perusing all my WP Theme options (why it takes me this long to solve problems I’ll never know) I Googled how to show widgets on certain pages and not others…and found your post.

    It’s SO easy now. How I lived without it before I’ll never know. Actually, I don’t think I was living. Thanks!

  2. The plugin referenced does not work. I installed Widget Context and activated it. However, the Appearance | Widgets page still only shows the defaults (Blog Sidebar, Footer 1, and Footer 2.) The dialog box you show does not appear, even after closing the browser and reentering.

    • The section should be on individual widgets. If they are not appearing you may need to reach out to the plugin’s support to see possible issues.


  3. Sir, I bought the Business 5 theme from the instamajo on October 3, 2018. I have 2 problems in customizing this theme.

    1. Apperiance >> Customize >> Widget

    Sidebar 1 is not visible here in place of widget and a message is visible

    Your theme has 1 other widget area, but this particular page does not display it.

    You can navigate to other pages on your site while using the Customizer to view and edit the widgets on those pages.

    How to solve this problem

    2. The option of logging in footer area of ​​this theme is also coming, how to remove it

    Please request to the Wpbeginner team to resolve these issues.

    • Hi Vikram,

      Your theme does not display widgets on the page you are viewing in the customizer. An easier way to add widgets is by going to Appearance > Widgets page instead.


  4. Hello, I don’t know to get my subscribe widget to show on every page. Right now it shows on every page on my computer but only shows on my “About Me” Page for others. I have selected for it to appear everywhere. Can you help?

  5. So I am totally new to this whole thing. I managed to get the TopConsult theme installed and now Widget Context but unless I am being a dumb blonde it’t not working. When I click on a widget the only option I have is to add or cancel. As well as there are “default widgets” built into the theme one of which is a smart slider that I only want to appear on the home page! And it doesn’t look like I can edit those at all? Can anybody help me?!

  6. I am trying to use the visibility option on my Text widget to hide the sidebar from a specific page. But it isn’t working. The widget still shows up on that page. Any ideas?

  7. I am sorry but widget context does not have the ability to display on every page? If I click the setting that says show widget everywhere it does not display my slider widget on every page. If I click on show widget on selected and enter a custom URL (the URL to one of the pages on my site) it still does not show the slider widget on that page. I am not sure why or how to fix this but help would be appreciated.

  8. Thank you for your reply. I need a plugin like Display Widget, as I have it set up to show menus on the sidebar in specific categories . Maybe I am doing it incorrectly, but it seems to be more global?

  9. Thank you for the plug-in suggestion. I need a replacement for Display Widget

    however, widget context Untested with your version of WordPress, which is the most recent .

    Do you if it will be updated anytime soon?

  10. Hi All, it seems this plugin has been removed. Anyone know of another plugin that operates in the same way – showing certain widgets on certain pages and hiding sidebar (show full width page) on pages you do not want the widgets to appear on – similar to what Display Widgets did?

  11. Unfortunately, it looks like the latest WordPress update broke editing the widgets. The settings I had set for my widgets before the update remain, but I can’t change them or add settings to future widgets. Does anyone have a fix for this?

  12. This all works great, however, there is one situation where it does NOT work and that is for a specific URL that is part of a third party integration, like aMember.

    The aMember page do not appear as any of the normal taxonomy, so you would need to somehow add the specific URL to the widget. So far I do not see that functionality.

    Wondering if there is another way to hide widgets you want to shown on the rest of the site, but not on these third party integration pages. Any ideas?

    • Took me only a few minutes to figure this one out, here’s the solution:
      For any pages that reside outside of the WordPress taxonomy, you can use the logic setting. Click the gear symbol, then open the “logic” tab.
      In my case, simply entering the conditional: is_page( $page = ‘/member/*.php’ )
      hides the widgets on all pages associated with my WP integrated third party membership scripts.

  13. Almost too easy. I used Display Widget for the first time and it did exactly want I wanted it too.

  14. The widget is only showing up on categories, not on pages. I have tried all different combinations and none but categories are working. Please help.

  15. I’m using the Divi theme and the widget isn’t showing on the pages I checked. I have updated to the latest version of the theme and WordPress. Help!

  16. Hello,

    This is great and just what I’m looking for, however Is there a way, instead of showing or hiding on different pages, to show and hide in different sections?

    For example if my site structure is:


    So rather than me having to choose all of the sub pages in the service section, can I just choose everything under will show or hide a certain widget?

    Any help would be appreciated! :)

  17. Hi,

    I have removed text widget from blog, still it is loading when I am opening the site.

    Please tell me what should I do.

  18. Hey, does this work with WP 4.5.4 or later? Because I have installed it and shows no difference. Im trying to hide a widget from a page.


    • I am having exactly the same problem, it used to work for me but has stopped working recently

  19. It will work 100% on some themes.
    But in other themes when you will hide widget, a message will display instead of widget.

    I have a trick for second type of themes.

    Add only text widget, inside the text widget, text will be nothing.

    I have used this trick in my sites. for example I have used in my own site.

  20. I installed and used Widgets Display plugin. why hidden widgets are still occupying space in the site pages. I mean the there should be left only one column showing the text on the whole screen. Now the widgets are not showing but space is empty. please provide solution of this problem

  21. Installed on WP 4.3 and WP 3.5.1 Just get a blank text area field under the words “Widget logic: ”

    What am I missing???

  22. very nice i am very thank full to you wondering from last month for this.
    now it’s done

  23. i used to use widget logic before this.

    is_page(); is_single(23,454,53,1,); used to use code based taxonomies

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