How to remove the text widget from the sidebar

Text widget in sidebar

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.

Text widget in sidebar

Text widget in sidebar

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.

Thesis skin content menu option

Thesis skin content menu option

2) Select Sidebar

Next, click the Sidebar button to go to the options to change what content is displayed in the sidebar.

Click the sidebar menu button

Click the sidebar menu button

3) This open the option menu

When you click the Sidebar button, this opens the sidebar options menu. As the default, everything is ticked.

Sidebar options screen

Sidebar options screen

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.

Deselect the Sidebar Text Box option

Deselect the Sidebar Text Box option

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.

Save Display Options

Save Display Options

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.

Text box widget removed

Text box widget removed

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.

About the author: I’m a Software Engineer by trade and for a while I have been spending my time creating Websites and Blogs with Wordpress. I recently started to use the Thesis Framework and found only a few tutorials and help. So, I started this site to document what I learn and to share with others. I’m also available to help on a one to one basis for those that would like to work with me.

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  • Marelisa June 15, 2018, 4:28 am

    I can’t even tell you for how long I’ve been trying to find a way to change the text that I had in that sidebar widget. I was about to hire someone to do it for me (it was driving me nuts). After reading your post it was so easy! Thank you.

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