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Can anyone help me on how to add two sidebars on the main page of my WordPress site. I need one on the left and the right. I'm new to WordPress and don't know much about the code, even when I tried reading the codex. My website is here I am using a Ready To be theme, with Ready E-Commerce plugin

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Use this in your funtions.php to register sidebar

if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') )
    register_sidebar(array('name'=>'Sidebar ',
        'id'=>'sidebar',
        'before_widget' => '<div>',
        'after_widget' => '</div>',
        'before_title' => '<p>',
        'after_title' => '</p>',
));

To use it in your theme use the following

<?php 
    if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar('sidebar') ) :
    endif;
?>

Refer this to know more : http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/register_sidebar

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  • Okay, so I will just put both of these into functions.php right?
    – lozadaOmr
    Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 8:35
  • No...use the first one in functions.php. Use the second one in your template page to call the sidebar instead of get_sidebar()
    – MidhuN
    Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 8:37
  • Can you mark it as the "answer" if you have got what you were looking for?
    – MidhuN
    Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 10:47
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use register_sidebar function.register sidebar.

for using on your themes;

<?php if ( is_dynamic_sidebar('sidebar-name') ) {
        dynamic_sidebar('sidebar-name');
    }
?>
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