Menu – Adding widgets to the sidebar that contains a submenu of the current page

You may need to write some code if you want it to be dynamic based on the page and the associated menu, because at this point in time, I don’t know of a theme or plugin that performs that task. However, you can simulate the code on a page by page basis, through the creation of independent menus for individual pages and using a widget.

I prefer this plugin for such purpose:

Widget Shortcode

or a sidebar plugin controller, which also works:

WooSidebars

Sadly they haven’t updated this plugin for a few cycles, but I have clients who are still using it successfully.

Either way, the layout of the menus in the menu area is variable. Simply create a new menu item for each unique menu you want.

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