What is a Widget?

Widgets are tools that allow a user to add and control features or content to a sidebar, header or footer. In fact, they are cleverly disguised pieces of code that a user can manipulate by simply dragging and dropping a widget into a desired location on a page. Where do widgets come from? Some widgets come …

How WordPress Assembles Pages

Three basic structures in WordPress interact to create your web pages: the core, the theme, and the database. The CORE is the set of files that make up WordPress and perform the tasks of storing, retrieving, and assembling content. The DATABASE is where your content is stored. The THEME is made up of template files that …