If you’re new to Thesis, you may be wondering how to remove that text widget from the sidebar. It’s not really intuitive on how it’s done, so I thought I would break it down into easy to follow steps.
1) First, go to the Thesis -> Skin Content menu
Firstly, in your WordPress backend, go to the Thesis -> Skin Content menu item. This will take you over to the options to make the change to remove the text widget.
2) Select Sidebar
Next, click the Sidebar button to go to the options to change what content is displayed in the sidebar.
3) This open the option menu
When you click the Sidebar button, this opens the sidebar options menu. As the default, everything is ticked.
4) Deselect the ‘Sidebar Text Box’
Next, you need to deselect the ‘Sidebar Text Box’ option, by click the tick box to remove the tick.
5) Close the window and save
Once deselected what you don’t want to display, you need to close this menu option windows by click the X in the top right-hand corner – of just this window.
Once closed you need to click the ‘Save Display Options’ green button. This will save the changes you have made.
6) Check back and see changes
Once completed, check back on your homepage and you will see the Text Box Widget item is no longer in your sidebar.
Watch this video
I’ve created a quick video that runs through this tip, in case you wanted to see it in that format. Please feel free to watch this for a run through of this tip.
Hope this tip was useful
When I first got Thesis, this was one of the first things I was trying to figure out. It took me a little digging around to find at first. So, if you’re looking for how to do this, I hope this tip was useful.
Note: The changes in this post are for the Thesis Classic Responsive skin. Although some of the visual builder elements may be the same for other skins – the CSS changes may not work for other skins.