function wp_sidebar_description( $id ) {}

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


  • int|string $id: sidebar ID.

Return values

returns:Sidebar description, if available. Null on failure to retrieve description.

Source code

function wp_sidebar_description( $id ) {

	if ( !is_scalar($id) )


	global $wp_registered_sidebars;

	if ( isset($wp_registered_sidebars[$id]['description']) )

		return esc_html( $wp_registered_sidebars[$id]['description'] );



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