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get_sidebar() WP 1.0

Load sidebar template.

Includes the sidebar template for a theme or if a name is specified then a specialised sidebar will be included.

For the parameter, if the file is called "sidebar-special.php" then specify "special".

Works based on: locate_template()
Hooks in function

Nothing (null).


get_sidebar( $name );
The name of the specialised sidebar.
Default: null

Code of get sidebar: wp-includes/general-template.php VER 5.1

function get_sidebar( $name = null ) {
	 * Fires before the sidebar template file is loaded.
	 * @since 2.2.0
	 * @since 2.8.0 $name parameter added.
	 * @param string|null $name Name of the specific sidebar file to use. null for the default sidebar.
	do_action( 'get_sidebar', $name );

	$templates = array();
	$name      = (string) $name;
	if ( '' !== $name ) {
		$templates[] = "sidebar-{$name}.php";

	$templates[] = 'sidebar.php';

	locate_template( $templates, true );

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