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I'm trying to add a sidebar to woocommerce woocommerce_before_shop_loop hook. I'm using the following code in the functions.php file:

add_action( 'woocommerce_before_shop_loop', 'my_custom_before_shop_loop_sidebar', 1);
function my_custom_before_shop_loop_sidebar() {
      echo get_sidebar('my_custom_sidebar');

The problem that I got is that it displays the wordpress default sidebar instead of the sidebar with the my_custom_sidebar id.

is there a way to accomplish this? thanks!

Ah by the way, I'm registering the sidebar like this :

 * Register sidebars
function meir_widgets_init() {
    register_sidebar( array(
        'name' => 'My Custom Sidebar',
        'id' => 'my_custom_sidebar',
        'description' => 'Sidebar for top filters.',
        'before_widget' => '<div id="%1$s" class="widget %2$s">',
        'after_widget' => '<div class="clear"></div></div></div></div>',
        'before_title' => '<h3 class="widget-title">',
        'after_title' => '</h3><div class="filter_box"><div class="filter_wrapper">',
    ) );
add_action( 'widgets_init', 'meir_widgets_init' );
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There is an add on called WooSidebars, maybe look into that. Other than that, I suspect your 'my_custom_sidebar' is not being registered properly. Additional code would help. – Nathan Powell Sep 12 '13 at 15:23
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Well I actually figured it out. Leaving the code in case someones need it later:

// Add sidebar for shop loop header  
function my_custom_before_shop_loop_sidebar() {



add_action( 'woocommerce_before_shop_loop', 'my_custom_before_shop_loop_sidebar', 2);
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