WEB170 » Using Widgets in Your WordPress Site
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.
Step One: Register Your Sidebars
If you are looking for Widgets in your Admin and cannot find them, there is a good reason. You haven’t registered any yet.
You can use whatever parameters you’d like to. I am going to keep mine pretty basic for now.
Once we have registered our sidebar, we should see a whole list of widgets by going to Appearance > Widgets:
Step Two: Add a Widget to Your Sidebar
Now that I can see all of my widgets, I am going to add one to my sidebar
If I choose a widget, I can see that I can add the widget to my sidebar:
Once I do this, I should see the widget in my sidebar:
Step Three: Call the Dynamic Sidebar
Lastly, we need to tell this sidebar where to show up in our website.
Once we do this, we should see our widgets in our sidebar: