Add Custom Widget Area / Custom Sidebar Using Genesis Framework

Use the snippet below to register a new widget area or a custom sidebar, when using the Genesis framework:

genesis_register_sidebar( array(
    'id'            => 'frontpage',
    'name'          => __( 'Frontpage', 'themename' ),
    'description'   => __( 'This is a widget area for the frontpage', 'themename' ),
) );