In my post, I show you how to add widgets in WordPress.
WordPress widgets allow website owners to add functionality to their sites.
There are widget-ready areas on WordPress themes where you can drag and drop them.
WordPress widgets provide a simple way to customize a website.
Let’s get started.
What Are WordPress Widgets?
Widgets are blocks that you can drag and drop into specific areas of your website to add functionality.
You can add a search bar, a recent posts list, a category list, and recent comments.
In WordPress themes, there are widget-ready areas. Drag a widget to one of these areas on your website to add a function.
Here are the widgets on my website. I have a search box and two text widgets for my legal disclaimer and introduction.
On my theme, I can add widgets to my footer section.
Where Are Widgets On WordPress?
There is a widget library in WordPress.
To access the library, hover your mouse over Appearance and click Widgets.
Available widgets are on the left, and widget-ready areas are on the right.
How To Use Widgets
Select the widget that offers the function you require and then drag that widget to one of the widget-ready areas.
For example, I want to add a search function to the sidebar area.
I look for Search in Available Widgets.
I drag the Search widget to the sidebar.
Add a title to the widget and click Save.
The Search widget appears on my website in the sidebar.
WordPress Widgets List
Here are the available widgets on my website.
If there is a function you want to add that is not available on the list. You can find more options in the WordPress plugin library.
Go to your plugin library and search for a plugin that adds the functionality you require for your website.
How To Edit Widgets On WordPress
To edit widgets, hover your mouse over Appearance and click Widgets.
Open the WordPress widget you want to edit.
Make your changes and click Save.
How To Move Widgets On WordPress
To move widgets, hold the left button on your mouse and drag it to the new position.
Drag and drop the widgets. There is no need to save them when you move them.
The change appears on your site immediately.
How To Add An About Me Widget On WordPress
To create an About You widget for your site, you need to use a Text widget.
Hover your mouse over Appearance and click Widgets.
Select a Text widget and drag it to a widget-ready area on your site.
Click the widget to open, give the widget a title, type your message, and select Save.
Here is my About Me widget. I have an image followed by text.
How To Remove Widgets On WordPress
Go to the widget library in WordPress.
Open the widget you want to remove.
On the bottom left, click Delete.
How To Add Widgets In WordPress Video Tutorial
Customizing your website using widgets is easy with WordPress. You can drag and drop widgets into widget-ready areas on your site.
To move widgets, hold your left key on your mouse and drag the widget to a new position.
To remove a widget, open it and click on Delete in the bottom left.
I hope you found my article informative. If you have questions, please leave them below.