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/**
 * Manually add sidebar to different pages around the site.
 *
 * @since 1.0
 */

function md_child_theme_template_redirect() {
	// ADDS sidebar to author page
	if ( is_author() )
		add_filter( 'md_filter_has_sidebar', '__return_true' );

	// REMOVES sidebar from specific category
	if ( is_category( 'ID' ) )
		add_filter( 'md_filter_has_sidebar', '__return_false' );
}

add_action( 'template_redirect', 'md_child_theme_template_redirect' );
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Filter: Add/remove sidebars

The md_filter_has_sidebar filter allows you to bypass the MD sidebar controls and conditionally add/remove the sidebar on any page.

By loading the filter through template_redirect we can use a WordPress conditional tag to ensure the filter only fires on the page(s) we want it to.

When using the filter you only need to choose the conditions and return a value of true or false to add/remove the sidebar from the given page. This would usually be done by creating a function with either return value, but we can instead use the native WordPress return functions to save us some code:

  • __return_true()
  • __return_false()

This code snippet ADDS the sidebar to author pages and REMOVES the sidebar from a specific post category page. You can repeat this action as many times as you need.

Note: loading this filter without any kind of conditional tag will affect the behavior of your sidebar sitewide so be careful to only use this filter in the right context.

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