When the decision came down to keeping my Alexa nice and low by keeping my multiple blogs focused on specific topics vs. having one blog with multiple topics, with a shitty Alexa but getting actual bloody sleep…well you can see which one I chose.
Because of this, I many times envy those blogs that are focused on one niche. It keeps their blog nice and organized. Looking crisp and clean.
Being a mom, I have this natural tendency to give advice. To share what I’m doing in hopes other will benefit from it.
Which is why I’ve got so many different topics going on this blog.
Being a work-at-home mom, I like making an extra bit of cash by promoting those products and services I believe in.
But how do I cram all those ads in my sidebar and still keep my blog looking crisp and clean?
If you’ve visited my other series of posts you’ll find that Blogging, Mommy, and Weight Loss posts all have a slightly different sidebars.
Here’s an example:
So I get to keep my Multi-Topic blog and still look clean by serving up a sidebar with elements that relate to the post category. Pretty cool, huh?
I do keep my blog badge, my recent posts slider, my recent comments widget and my services list on almost every page, but the ads I have listed (though they’re my own ads) relate to the post category.
I feel it keeps my sidebar uncluttered and keeps those ads from being ignored.
And it’s pretty darn simple to do and free, so I’ll show you how.
The Display widgets plugin by By Strategy11 is a free plugin you can find from within your wordpress dashboard.
Install the plugin and there are no setting to configure.
Head over to your widgets page and you’ll see that your widgets now have an extra option.
You’ll see you now have an area labeled Show/Hide Widget.
In the drop down menu, you can choose to show the widget or hide the widget.
In the next box you can choose where you want to show or hide it.
You can choose specific pages, page types (front page, blog page) categories, and/or specific posts based on their ID numbers. it is super easy.
I mostly use the Show on checked function, but I have a few widgets that I’ll chose the Hide function for.
Super quick and easy. Now before you run off to install the plugin, check your theme’s options first. There are some frameworks that have this option built in.
Display Widgets is definitely a plugin I find essential to my WordPress blog.
What WordPress plugin are you using to keep organized?