How To Customize Widgets On Astra

In my post, I show you how to customize Widgets on the Astra WordPress theme step by step.

Astra is a light and fast WordPress theme. It is highly customizable and is one of the most downloaded WordPress themes.


Let us begin.

Select the Widgets tab from the customizer menu.


No Widget Area

You get this message when you edit a page with no widget areas.

No widget area

Navigate to a page that does have widget areas.

Widget Area

My sample post has a widget area in the sidebar.


Click on the tab to edit.

Once open, I can see the widgets in the sidebar.

Live widgets

Click on a widget to edit.

Click to edit

I changed the title on this widget in my example.

Edited widget

The live preview shows you your edits.

Live preview

Delete A Widget

To delete a widget, click the three dots and select Remove.


Add A Widget

Click the plus icon to add a widget.

Add a widget

Select a widget from the list.

Select a widget

The new widget appears at the bottom.

I recommend creating a Group Widget. A Group Widget keeps your items together.

I want to add a recent post widget to my sidebar.

First, create a group.

Widget group

In the new Group Widget, create a new block.

Create a block

I want to create a title, so I need a Heading block.

I type my heading and hit enter.


To show my latest posts, I need a Latest Posts block.

Latest posts

Now you can see my latest posts.

Latest post list

The live preview shows my new widget. The title and posts are kept together in the group.

Sidebar live preview

Make your edits and position the widget. I want this widget to be at the top.

Use the arrows to move position.

Move widget

Once you complete your edits, publish your changes.

Publish changes

I can see the new widget when I go to my website.

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How To Customize Widgets On The Free Astra Theme

Astra is one of the most downloaded themes on WordPress. It is fast and easy to customize.

The Astra WordPress theme has excellent customization options to help you create a beautiful website.

Menus are essential for your website. Read my How To Customize Menus On Astra article to learn more.

I hope you found my article informative. If you have questions, please leave them below.