Anyone know how to reposition the widget sidebars in the Widgets menu?enter image description here


There will be a code inside your theme's functions.php file which registers the sidebars for you. You need to find it and rearrange the sidebars the way you want.

Open the functions.php file and search for register_sidebar. The sidebars are registered as an array inside this function.

  • When you say rearrange do you mean that the position on the screen is dependent on the position in the array? – Tanner Mar 30 '17 at 21:12
  • Yes. Change the order of each sidebar in the functions.php to change it's visual place in the admin panel. – Jack Johansson Mar 30 '17 at 21:14
  • I am trying to remove it in the child theme so I do unregister_sidebar and then register_sidebar - will this cause any issues? – Tanner Mar 30 '17 at 21:35
  • I don't think it would cause a problem as long as you preserve the original ID of the sidebars. – Jack Johansson Mar 30 '17 at 21:39

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