Building a Stacks Sidebar

Here’s another idea; use the newly released Appender stack to move one or more stacks into your theme sidebar:

I have uploaded a sample RapidWeaver 8 project file here. This uses the old Cameo theme (because it has a prominent sidebar box), but in the real world you’d probably be using a newer, mobile responsive theme.

  1. Set the Appender target to #myCustomSidebar in the stack settings.
  2. Type <div id="myCustomSidebar"></div> into your sidebar.

Appender will move whatever you place inside of itself to the new location within your sidebar. Continue to use your theme sidebar in the normal way.

With this solution, there is no requirement to start building and testing new page layouts. It’ll work with your existing theme sidebar (including any sidebar style settings your theme has) and all basic stack types.