I’ve created a custom post type for employee Profiles. The one thing I can’t (yet) figure out is how to make custom sidebars for each of the employee’s profiles. I have figured out 2 ways to get custom sidebars, but they are not what I want. ( 1.Simple Sidebars plugin; 2.custom code applied to single-profile.php and functions.php) I’m trying to set it up so the site owner doesn’t have to go into widgets to edit a sidebar, but rather can edit it within the Profile editor.

I guess what I need to do is ‘display custom fields outside the loop’? Then I can use the Advanced Custom Fields plugin to create the fields for the sidebar which will be editable within the editor for the profile CPT. I’m using Genesis.

I’m not referring to metaboxes with dropdowns for sidebar widgets, or sidebar widgets at all, but a way to submit content and a profile image (using Advanced Custom Fields?) within the individual profile editor screen, then a way to output that information individually to the Profile CPT sidebars. Each profile should have a unique sidebar (unique to each employee.) Thanks!!

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