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Widget Visibility

The Widget Visibility feature enables you to configure widgets to appear only on certain pages (or be hidden on certain pages) by using the Visibility panel.

Visibility is controlled by five aspects: page type, category, tag, date, and author.

How to activate Visibility

To enable this feature, go to Jetpack → Settings → Writing, scroll down to the Widgets section, and toggle the switch labeled Enable widget visibility controls to display widgets only on particular posts or pages.

Widget options: select the second choice.

Visibility is controlled by five aspects: page type, category, tag, date, and author.

For example, if you wanted the Archives widget to only appear on category archives and error pages, choose “Show” from the first dropdown and then add two rules: “Page is 404 Error Page” and “Category is All Category Pages.”

Show the block option.

You can also hide widgets based on the current page. For example, if you don’t want the Archives widget to appear on search results pages, choose “Hide” and “Page is Search Results.”

Hide the block option.

Note: Each visibility rule is handled separately.

There isn’t a way, for example, to only display a widget on posts categorized as “Summer” and tagged with “Picnic.”

Privacy Information

This feature is deactivated by default. It can be activated/deactivated at any time by toggling the setting labeled Enable widget visibility controls to display widgets only on particular posts or pages at Jetpack → Settings → Writing.

Data used

Site owners/users

Site visitors

For activity tracking (detailed below): IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

None.

Activity Tracked

Site owners/users

Site visitors

We track when and by which user the feature is activated and deactivated. We also track whether rules are added or removed within the widget settings and whether they are set as major or minor rules.

None.

Data Synced (Read More)

Site owners/users

Site visitors

We sync a single option that identifies whether or not the feature is activated.

None.

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