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How to Add a Sidebar to Storefront WooCommerce Child Theme

First you need to create a child theme called storefront-child if you don’t have one. Refer to

For storefront-child you don’t need to enqueue child theme stylesheet – it is done by the parent theme class-storefront.php

1. Copy sidebar.php from your storefront theme and place it in your child theme. Change the name of the file to sidebar-yourNewSidebar.php and alter the code on that page for your new sidebar name.

* The sidebar containing the second sidebar area.
* @package storefront

if ( ! is_active_sidebar( 'sidebar2' ) ) {

<div id="secondary" class="widget-area" role="complementary">
    <?php dynamic_sidebar( 'sidebar2' ); ?>
</div><!-- #secondary -->

2. In functions.php file of child theme, add the following code to register your sidebar (change the names to what your sidebar is called):

add_action( 'widgets_init', 'register_new_sidebars' );

function register_new_sidebars() {

    'id' => 'sidebar2',
    'name' => __( 'Sidebar 2', 'storefront' ),
    'description' => __( 'Sidebar 2.', 'storefront' ),
    'before_widget' => '<div id="%1$s" class="widget %2$s">',
    'after_widget' => '</div>',
    'before_title' => '<h4 class="widgettitle">',
    'after_title' => '</h4>',

3. Find the template files that you want to override and copy them to your child theme and add your new sidebar:



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One Comment

  1. eberg

    Thank you for this.. But is it also possible to change the side the sidebar is on? For example, on category pages , pages, posts , homepage i’m fine with the sidebar on the left side, but for the single product page i like in on the right side

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