1. What is sidebar/ widget area? #
Sidebar/ Widget Areas display the information other than the main content of the webpage. A sidebar will include widgets which are configured by admin. In other word, widgets are only useful when they’re put into Sidebars/ Widget Areas.
2. Global Widget Areas #
Global Widget Areas are Widget Areas displayed on all pages. They are Footer Widget after, Footer Widget Before, # Footer Widget. You can enable/ disable Global widget areas at Theme options
3. Custom Widget Areas #
You can create unlimited Widget Areas for your site at Custom Widget Area button and choose one of them is your sidebar
How to create new Widget Area #
Step 1: From Dashboard => Appearance => Widgets.
Step 2: At Custom Widget Area field, enter the name of new sidebar (widget area).