WEB170 » 11) Add a Widget to Your Site in Your Sidebar

WordPress Widgets add content and features to your Sidebars. Some WordPress Widgets offer customization and options such as forms to fill out, includes or excludes of data and information, optional images, and other customization features. Plugins will often add their own widgets.


  1. Register your Dynamic Sidebars using the Register Sidebar function in our functions.php file and use whatever parameters you’d like to.
  2. Add a widget to your sidebar within the admin by going to Appearance > Widgets.
  3. Add the Dynamic Sidebar function to your sidbear.php file.
  4. I will check your Protosite’s “View” and “Code” links from your Client Staging Area according to the class Schedule (Spring) to review and grade.

This portion of the Premium Design Works website is written by Mike Sinkula for the Web Design & Development students at Seattle Central College and the Human Centered Design & Engineering students at the University of Washington.