WordPress Widgets are independent sections of content that can be present in any widgetized area by your theme. Although these widgetized areas are common with the name ‘Sidebars’ and are quite often located in the left or right-hand column, they can be also located anywhere within your site and are entirely dependent on the current theme as to their location.  Lots of themes use these widgetized sidebars in the footer area. In this article, we’ll share a simple-to-follow WordPress widgets usage guide.

Visualmodo WordPress themes adds special WordPress widgets for your use like social icons, contact info and much more.

Please, review the updated WordPress widgets guide screen view in the video below.

There are numerous widgets available by default that allow you to add extra content to your site, such as Recent Comments, Categories, or Custom Menus, just to name a few. New Widgets can also be present via plugins and again, depending on what the plugin is in use for the extra functionality it brings to your site will vary.

WordPress Appearance – Widgets Guide

WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets < area.

The Available Widgets section contains all the widgets you may choose from. To populate one of your Sidebars, drag and drop a widget to the desired location. Once the Widget is dragged to a Sidebar, the widget will open up to allow you to configure its settings. So, click the Save button within the Widget to save your settings. So, an important part of the WordPress Widgets guide.

If you want to remove a widget from a Sidebar but save its settings for future use, drag it into the Inactive Widgets section. Finally, If you simply want to delete the Widget from your Sidebar, click the Delete link within the Widget.

The small arrow next to the Sidebar title will toggle the sidebar open and closed. In addition, If you drag and drop a widget onto a closed sidebar, the sidebar and widget will automatically open.

WordPress Widgets Guide
WordPress Widgets Guide

If you ever have questions or need help using widgets, just click the comments tab below. We’ll be happy to help you out with it!

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