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There are several ways on how to hide WordPress widgets on mobile devices — such as this article — which requires installing a WordPress plugin and then adding custom css media queries which is tedious. Another way is to use the
wp_is_mobile function, which isn’t a perfect solution since it conflicts with server and plugins caching; not an ideal solution.
Using Widget Options, all you have to do is check which devices you want the widgets to be visible on. You can choose from desktop, tablet, and/or mobile. You are in complete control of each and every widget’s visibility and you don’t need any custom css code. The best part is that the media query works perfectly whether you have a caching plugin installed or not.
Why Hide WordPress Widgets on Specific Devices?
We all have different reasons to hide some widgets for different devices. One reason is that you don’t need longer sidebar contents on mobile devices than the content itself, which is okay for some website owners. But did you notice that on responsive sites, we are serving the sidebar before the footer widgets? Maybe you are serving newsletter forms on both of them, which is not very effective and mostly annoys your readers, in which case you need to hide one of them.
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