Managing Widgets

There’s one plugin I install whenever I start a new site and it’s called Widget Logic.  It’s a brilliantly simple enhancement to the widget system that just adds a box to every widget that allows you to enter conditional tags to determine where the widget will be displayed.  Tags such as:

You can see the full range of conditional tags here: codex.wordpress.org/Conditional_Tags

You can add multiple tags by separating them with a double pipe like this:

One useful tag not yet available in the WordPress codex is is_subpage_of.  This tag can be added using the Is Subpage Of Plugin.