Do you want to make your Website or a Blog interactive and more attractive than ever before? Great, for that you may use Widgets. Basically, widget is the tool which is used to customize your blog or a website. It includes icons, pull-down menus, buttons, selection boxes, toggle buttons, forms and many other features that help to make your website look good.
This post may help you to add custom widgets by following any of the two methods discussed below. Just have a glance at this article to know about how to add a widget in WordPress.
Steps to Add a Widget in WordPress
Method 1 of 2:
Step 1: Go to the “Appearance”, various options will be displayed click on “Widgets”.
Step 2: Choose the widget you want, I have chosen “Text” so that it will appear on the Main Sidebar.
Drag and drop the widget to the sidebar you want.
Step 3: “Text” widget is added on Main sidebar as show in the image below.
You can customize it from the option given then click on “Save”.
Step 4: Users can also add widgets from the Inactive widgets section using the drag & drop method.
Here, I want the Categories to get added to the “First Front widget Area” .
Step 5: Categories is now added to my preferred panel, customization can be done then click on “Save”.
Method 2 of 2:
Step 1: After going to the widgets section, simply click on any one widget such as I want “Recent Posts” to get added,so I clicked on it.
Step 2: As shown in image, select the panel so that your widget will be added to the same.
Here, I have selected “Main Sidebar”and click on “Add Widget”.
Step 3: My widget is added to the panel, the options for customization is also available. Click on “Save” once you are done.