Sidebar Commander

The Sidebar Commander feature is a powerful and flexible way to control your widgets and widget areas.

Create new widget areas, fill them with widgets, and place them on any post/page you want. To make things easier here’s a project based example of what you can do with the Sidebar Commander.

(The video uses the Big Shot theme, but FitPro works in exactly the same way)

Video Tutorial

Add the Slider to a different page

(This tutorial uses the Nivo Slider which is not in FitPro, but the same process applies to any widget.)

You know how to add the slider to your homepage, but how do you get it on a different page?
Add Custom Widget Areas
1. Go to Appearance => Widgets, and create a new widget area

Give it a name, and click the blue +options text. Select “Main Content” widget area type, then click add new.



Advanced Nivo Slider Widget
2. Drag the Nivo Slider widget into your new widget area, then set your options


3. Go to Pages => Add New, and create the page you want the slider on

4. On the page edit screen, select Template: Widgetized Page (on the right sidebar). Publish or save your page.

Page Sidebar Commander
5. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the Sidebar Commander box, click the “Main Content Area” tab, and click your new widget area. Save or update your page.

If you view this page live, you will see that your Nivo Slider is now there! If you want to make this a full width slider, go back to your page edit screen and choose “Full Width” under Column Layout on the right sidebar.

You can add text and other things to your page by going back to Appearance => Widgets, and dragging another widget underneath your new slider.