How to add Top Right Widget in Twenty Twelve WP Theme

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To add an extra widget area at the top right of the header are of the WordPress Twenty Twelve Theme, follow these steps.

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Add this to a functions.php file in the child theme

//add a widget area in the header
if ( function_exists (‘register_sidebar’) )
register_sidebar( array(
‘name’ => __( ‘Header Widgets Area’, ‘twentytwelve’ ),
‘id’ => ‘sidebar-header’,
‘description’ => __( ‘A new header widgets area for my child them’ , ‘twentytwelve’ ),
‘before_widget’ => ‘
<aside class=”widget %2$s” id=”%1$s”>’,
‘after_widget’ =&gt; ‘</aside>’,
‘before_title’ =&gt; ‘
<h3 class=”widget-title”>’,
‘after_title’ =&gt; ‘</h3>
) );
add_action( ‘widgets_init’, ‘twentytwelve_widgets_init’ );

Create new file called sidebar-header.php
and add this code

<!–?php if ( is_active_sidebar( ‘sidebar-header’ ) ) : ?–>
<div id=”headWidgets” role=”complementary”></div>
<!–?php endif; ?–>

In the child theme add the following to the header.php file.
If the child theme does NOT have a header.php, copy this from the main theme, and then add the line where you want it to appear.

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<!–?php get_sidebar( ‘header’ ); ?–>

Add the following code in style.css to right align this new widget

position: relative;
margin-top: -135px;
float: right;
margin-right: 10px;


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