This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Sidebar Highlight


How to use

Just go to customize page and the plugin will be active by default , you can
also disable it from customize page to go back to real preview.


Everyone is welcome to help contribute and improve this plugin. There are several
ways you can contribute:

  • Reporting issues (please read issue guidelines)
  • Suggesting new features
  • Writing or refactoring code
  • Fixing issues


  • Sidebars are highlighted after using the plugin
  • Empty Sidebars without using the plugin


Classical Way

Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.

Composer Way

composer require hyyan/sidebar-highlight:version


Will this plugin break my theme layout ?

No it will not , the plugin use wordpress hooks and light css

Can I change the sidebar highlight style to match my theme ?

of course you can do that , the plugin make use of two css classes only
hyyan-sidebar-highlight for the sidebar wrapper and hyyan-sidebar-highlight-name for
sidebar name.

You can also add you own classes using the Hyyan\Sidebar_Highlight.Wrapper_Classes
filter which accept an array of classes to be added to the sidebar wrapper

Can I switch back to real preview without sidebar highlighting ?

Yes you can by using the Sidbars Highlight section in the customize panel

Contributors & Developers

“Sidebar Highlight” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Tested on wordpress 4.1.0


  • Initial commit