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Edit Sidebar

posted Sep 11, 2012, 8:22 PM by Julie Sharma   [ updated Aug 8, 2015, 11:13 AM ]

You can add, remove, change, or edit your sidebar, which is an optional vertical strip on the left or right side of your website.


I don't have the option to Edit site layout and so I can't edit the sidebar. Why?
Only those with site owner access can edit sidebars. If you only have edit access, you cannot. 

Access the sidebar edit options

  1. be sure you are signed in to your site (
  2. click on More
  3. sidebarclick on Edit site layout in the drop-down menu
  4. the edit site layout tool allows you to click on the various sections you want to modify directly. To modify the sidebar, 
    1. first be sure the sidebar option is selected (gray-color) from the Edit site layout buttons at the top (conversely, if you want to remove sidebars, click the sidebar button so that it is unselected (white-color))
    2. then click on the sidebar pencil icon icon to modify or the + icon to add navigations, text, or gadgets to the sidebar
  5. once changes are complete, click  Close  to save and view changes
new edit layout
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