You can add other extra content areas anywhere really, they just can't be called "Side Menu".
At the moment, the only way to add another area is to edit your template.php file in the current theme. To add an extra area named "Another Area", add the following code to your template.php file
<?php gpOutput::Get('Extra','Another Area'); ?>
Hmm, I just tried it and it worked right away. Maybe we're expecting two different things. Here's what I have in my template.php file.
This gives me a second area below the gadgets that I can edit. By default it doesn't show any content, so it can be a little hard to find by trying to mouse over it, but by using the Editable Area menu on the right, I can see "Side Menu2"..... <div id="sidepanel"> <div id="fullmenu"> <?php gpOutput::Get('FullMenu'); ?> </div> <?php gpOutput::Get('Extra','Side_Menu'); ?> <?php gpOutput::GetAllGadgets(); ?> <?php gpOutput::Get('Extra','Side_Menu2'); ?> </div> ....
Well, I can get the "remove" "insert" to highlight when I goto edible areas but then insert doesn't give me a menu2 to insert, and I can't get it to highlight any other way in order to edit it. I've even added text before and after the php code and I only get the one editable area. I think gpEasy just doesn't like being installed under xampplite. I'll have to upload and play with it more.
OK, found it. I didn't get what you were saying. I was looking for it to highlight via the mouse and for some reason did not see it on the right sidebar when hovering over "editable areas." maybe I was just blind by that time yesterday.
So, for anyone else trying this. Once you add the code the only way to really get to it is by hovering over "editable areas" and you will see the name you used in the code on the right sidebar that pops out. Click on it to get the edit page.
While you are technically correct. The proper way to create and extra content area is . . . well, by creating an extra content area on the extra content page. You can read my extra content tutorial if you still need more info.