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Have you ever come across a site with a signup box after their articles have finished? Or share buttons, signature, author biography, related articles, etc. ? In this tutorial, we'll show you how to add a widget area after your posts, so that you can add any custom widgets you like.

Widget areas also known as sidebars are sections of your WordPress theme where you can drag and drop any widget.

Usually, these widget areas appear in the sidebar or in the footer area. You can certainly save custom widget areas, but that would require some code tweaking.

Fortunately, there is an easier way for beginners who do not imply no code.

The first thing to do is to install and activate the plugin Add widget after content. After activating the plugin, you just have to go to the screen Appearance »Widgets , where you will see a new widget area called " After Content" page (in French).

Widget area after wordpress plugin content

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Now all you have to do is just drag and drop all the widgets you want into the widget area. After content" page (in French).

Once you're done, you can visit any post on your website to see your post content widgets.

This solution works with all Custom Theme Frameworks such as Genesis, Thesis, Headway Themes, etc.

Most good sharing pluginsemail list building plugins , plugins for author biography, etc. give their users the possibility to add their widgets after an article, without having to use this solution.


If you do not want to display the widget area after a specific item, you can disable it.

Just edit the post in question where you don't want to show widgets after posting. On the publication editing screen, in the editor, you will see the " After Widget Content". You can check the box next to "Yes" to disable the display of the widget area after that particular item.

Disable showing content after a specific post

Style the content after the article

For this part, you will need some basic CSS skills. Since the display of widgets is handled by themes and since there are so many of them, it is not possible to provide a base style that will work for all themes. So if the widgets after your post are not displaying properly then you need to add some CSS to fix this problem.

The plugin adds CSS classes awacet awac-wrapperCSS to the widget area. You can use these classes to change the appearance of the widget area. Here's a little something we tried in Twenty Thirteen:

.awac-wrapper {margin: 0px auto; width: 30%; float: left; padding: 10px; }

The code above allowed us to display our widgets in a grid format as follows:

Example display after the article

We hope this article has helped you add a widget area after articles on WordPress.