Sidebars are used to place information that you want visitors to have a quick access to. Using a Sidebar, you can place advertisements, links to your most popular blog posts links to your social profiles and much more. Also, you can help your visitors to find out more about your listings, by placing links to them. Basically, depending on your website needs, you can add whatever you want in the Sidebar. And this is possible by following two simple steps:
Second, log in to your WordPress Dashboard and go to Appearance → Widgets. There you can add different widgets, like a Search field, Most Popular Blog Posts, Blog Categories and even Listings Categories.
How to add Social Icons in the Sidebar?
If you want to encourage your visitors to follow you on different social media networks, you can add Social Icons in Sidebar, too. All you need to do is to display the Social Menu using a Navigation Menu widget (see screenshot).
It’s good to know that the Sidebar will be visible on both Blog Page and Single Posts, too. However, using a 3rd party plugin like this one, you can set different widgets to be visible in specific circumstances like a blog post, screen size device and others.