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get_sidebar ( $name = null )
  • (string) $name The name of the specialised sidebar.
    Required: No
    Default: null
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Load sidebar template.

Includes the sidebar template for a theme or if a name is specified then a specialised sidebar will be included.

For the parameter, if the file is called "sidebar-special.php" then specify "special".


function get_sidebar( $name = null ) {
	 * Fires before the sidebar template file is loaded.
	 * The hook allows a specific sidebar template file to be used in place of the
	 * default sidebar template file. If your file is called sidebar-new.php,
	 * you would specify the filename in the hook as get_sidebar( 'new' ).
	 * @since 2.2.0
	 * @since 2.8.0 $name parameter added.
	 * @param string|null $name Name of the specific sidebar file to use. null for the default sidebar.
	do_action( 'get_sidebar', $name );

	$templates = array();
	$name = (string) $name;
	if ( '' !== $name )
		$templates[] = "sidebar-{$name}.php";

	$templates[] = 'sidebar.php';

	locate_template( $templates, true );