How to add a Sidebar to WordPress Twenty Twenty Theme?

Twenty Twenty is one of WordPress’ most popular themes because it comes with the latest version of WordPress as the default theme.

The “Sidebar” is a feature of most WordPress themes (especially the default themes right up to Twenty Seventeen) that allows users to add a column of widgets to the right (or sometimes the left) of your site.

Twenty Twenty does not come with a sidebar which has been a bone of contention for a lot of users so a quick and easy way to add a sidebar to the theme without having to edit the core theme is desirable!

Luckily, you can easily add a sidebar to WordPress’ default Twenty Twenty theme using Options for Twenty Twenty Premium.

Once installed and active, go to “Dashboard – Appearance – Customise” then in the Customiser, go to “General Options – Inject Sidebar”.

From here you can choose where on your site you’d like to show your sidebar and you can even fine-tune the sidebar with customisations like …

  • Sidebar Width
  • Sidebar Widget Padding
  • Sidebar Widget Title Font Size
  • Sidebar Widget Text Font Size

Don’t forget to add widgets to your sidebar in order for it to be shown!

To install Options for Twenty Twenty Premium, download it here …

options-for-twenty-twenty-premium.1.3.1.zip (20Kb)

How to install a plugin .zip file?

Always remember to run a full backup of your website’s database and filesystem before installing anything!