How to use Widgets

How to use Widgets

Setup
WordPress Widgets add content and features to your Sidebars, Footers, Headers, or others depending on your Theme. Examples are the default widgets that come with WordPress; for Categories, Tag cloud, Search, etc. Plugins will often add their own widgets. They can be added, removed, and rearranged on the Theme Customizer or Appearance > Widgets in the WordPress Administration Screens. If your Theme supports Theme Customizer then you can use the following Steps. In Theme Customizer, the live preview of changes is available. Go to Appearance > Customize in the WordPress Administration Screens. Click the Widget menu in the Theme Customizer to access to the Widget Customize Screen. Click the down arrow of Widget Area to list the already registered Widgets. Click Add a Widget button at the bottom of sidebar. It…
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What is a Widget

What is a Widget

Setup
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 from your WordPress install. Other widgets may be included with your theme. Many plugins provide widgets. Where are your widgets? Open your Dashboard >Appearance>Widgets. Available Widgets: These are the widgets available for you to use. Widget Areas (these will depend on your theme) Sidebar or Main Widget Area: This region will be pre-populated with widgets at install. Footer Widget Area(s) Header Widget Area(s) Widgets included with the WordPress Install: Archives: Displays links to the monthly post archive of your site, either as a…
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