I’ve been using Conditional Widgets for more than a year to control where any given WordPress widget appears (by default, every widget shows up everywhere, which is often not what you want to happen).
On a recent client project, though, Conditional Widgets wouldn’t work, because this particular project had a number of custom post types.
A custom post type is like a special type of blog post – for instance if you have a site about movies, you might have a custom post type for Movies and another custom post type for Actors, that are totally separate from the rest of your blog. It keeps the different types of blog posts from getting displayed together in the same place.
Anyway, Conditional Widgets has a flaw – it doesn’t support custom post types. So my client couldn’t prevent a widget from appearing on certain parts of her site (not without some coding, which my client shouldn’t have to learn).
Happily I found Restrict Widgets. It’s current with WordPress 4.1, has over 29,000 downloads and an average rating of 4.8 out of 5. If you’re looking for a new widget, always look at what others are saying about it! And make sure it works reliably with your version of WordPress. [Read more…] about Plugin review – Restrict Widgets