You can add images to the sidebar column in many ways:

  1. Globally on every page using the Sidebar background image setting from the customizer
  2. Individually for pages and posts
  3. Blog categories

We are going to focus on the last one; Blog Categories, where each category can have its own sidebar image. Here is an example showing the “Wine” category on our live demo site:

Natured category with sidebar

Adding a Sidebar Image to a Category

  1. Go to Posts > Categories and here you can create a new category or edit an existing one.
  2. Just below the category description field is a Sidebar Background Image setting. Click the Set a background image button.
    Natured Upload Category image
  3. Click Add New Category
  4. To edit an existing category to change or add an image, simply click Edit on the category to be updated.