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How To Hide Your WordPress Blog Sidebar On Your Category Pages

Your WordPress blog sidebar is an essential element of your blog, however, on some occasions you might not want it to be displayed on your blog category pages.

To hide your sidebar on your category pages, edit the archive.php file from your theme (if your theme doesn’t include this file, edit the index.php file) and look for the following snippet of code:

<?php get_sidebar(); ?>

and replace it with:

<?php if(!is_category()) {
  get_sidebar();
} ?>

You’re done! Your sidebar will be displayed on all your blog pages except your blog category pages.

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4 Comments (Add one)

  1. Ivin
    Ivin

    Thanks Ste. I love WordPress hacks, they are essential for customization and it’s difficult to find info like this.

    Sometimes, you can find themes that have these hacks worked into them for customization too.

    1. David
      David

      Ivin, where do you look for customized themes when you need them?

  2. David
    David

    That’s a cool trick. I wasn’t aware of the: if(!is_category()) – part, thanks for sharing that

  3. Joseph
    Joseph

    Wow! That’s quick.