wp_sidebar_description( string $id )

Retrieve description for a sidebar.

Description Description

When registering sidebars a ‘description’ parameter can be included that describes the sidebar for display on the widget administration panel.

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) sidebar ID.

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Return Return

(string|void) Sidebar description, if available.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/widgets.php

function wp_sidebar_description( $id ) {
	if ( ! is_scalar( $id ) ) {

	global $wp_registered_sidebars;

	if ( isset( $wp_registered_sidebars[ $id ]['description'] ) ) {
		return wp_kses( $wp_registered_sidebars[ $id ]['description'], 'sidebar_description' );

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Version Description
2.9.0 Introduced.

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