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Multiple widgetized areas using an array of names

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Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress them will enable multiple widgetized areas without all the repetitive code. This is a simple but worth while little snippet you should get some great use from.

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if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') ) {
    $allWidgetizedAreas = array("Homepage Left", "Homepage Right", "Sidebar One", "Movies", "Admin");
    foreach ($allWidgetizedAreas as $WidgetAreaName) {
           'name'=> $WidgetAreaName,
           'before_widget' => '<div id="%1$s" class="widget %2$s left half">',
           'after_widget' => '</div>',
           'before_title' => '<h3 class="widgettitle">',
           'after_title' => '</h3>',
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  • Jason Crunch Pixels

    Thanks for this snippet – it just saved me from having to repeat code for 12 sidebars

    • http://wpsnipp.com Kevin Chard

      no problem Jason,  glad I could help.

  • keha76

    Really useful snippet! Thanks!

  • Alicia St Rose

    This is a great snippet. I’d need to add a separate description for each. How would I do that?