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How to Customize the Sidebar

Customizing the sidebar

If you are the owner of a site, you can change whether the sidebar shows, where it shows, and what gadgets are included in it.

Getting to the sidebar editor

You can get to the "Site layout" tab to edit your sidebar in one of two ways.

  • Click Edit sidebar at the bottom of your site's sidebar.
  • From the More Actions drop-down menu, select Manage Site. Then, click Site Layout.

Sidebar options

Once you are on the "Site Layout" tab, you can change the location of your sidebar or turn it off:

  1. Click Change site layout.
  2. If you do not want the sidebar, uncheck the box next to Sidebar.
  3. If you want to keep your sidebar, you can choose where it will appear by selecting the radio button next to on the left or on the right. You can also change the sidebar width by entering a new number of pixels in the text box.

Adding and deleting gadgets in your sidebar

Once you are on the "Site Layout" tab, you can add various gadgets to your sidebar by clicking Add a sidebar item, then selecting a gadget from the list.

You can edit or delete any item in your sidebar by clicking on edit or delete below the item.