The WordPress sidebar, or sidebar, is a space to insert widgets on the left, right, or bottom of your theme. Although very useful, sometimes you will need to remove the sidebar in WordPress because you want to have a page / post without widgets. Most modern themes have specific options in their settings panel to remove the sidebar. However, if you don’t have access to this section, this tutorial is perfect for you. We will give you 3 practical tips on how to remove the sidebar from any WordPress page / post.
How to remove WordPress sidebar completely
This first method will remove the sidebar from your theme entirely. To do this, you need to edit your theme files. We recommend that you backup your WordPress site and use the child theme, otherwise you could lose all the changes you made. This is because a child theme inherits all the functionality, features, and code of the parent theme without affecting the parent theme itself. Therefore, any changes made to your child theme will not overwrite the original. Also, you won’t lose any modifications after theme update.
Once you’ve configured your child theme, you need to access your theme files. You can use the help of FTP clients like FileZilla, open them using the file manager or go to the WordPress panel > Appearance> Editor. In this tutorial, we will use the first option.
Also note that your theme consists of many templates. Therefore, you will need to copy all the templates you want to edit from the parent theme to the child theme and then edit the sidebar of each template. For example, you can edit home.php, index.php, single.php, archive.php, page.php, etc.
To find the template files, go to the / wp-content / themes / your-theme folder. Choose the template you want to edit and copy it to the subtopic folder. Then open the template file and look for this specific code.