If you are creating a custom theme, the default-sidebar for Woocommerce is the standard.  Custom sidebar must be created to accomplish this as most ecommerce sites will require an individual and unique sidebar to be created to accommodate the customer experience and ultimately drive results.

Two easy steps to accomplish this.

Step 1:

Modify your sidebar.php file in your theme.


if ( function_exists( ‘is_woocommerce’ ) && is_woocommerce() ) { get_sidebar( ‘woocommerce’ ); }

else { get_sidebar( ‘primary’ ); } prior to ‘primary’ sidebar.

Variations include

if ( function_exists( ‘is_woocommerce’ ) && is_woocommerce() ) { dynamic_sidebar( ‘woocommerce’ ); } else {get_sidebar ( ‘default-sidebar’ )

Step 2:

Register your dynamic sidebar in your functions.php file located in your theme.

Add: register_sidebar(array( ‘name’ => ‘Woocommerce’,

‘id’ => ‘woocommerce’,

‘before_widget’ => ‘<aside id=”%1$s”>’,

‘after_widget’ => ‘</aside>’,

‘before_title’ => ‘<h3>’,

‘after_title’ => ‘<span></span></h3>’, ));


That’s it. Custom sidebar on WooCommerce.  Not much documentation anywhere in this GEM.

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