How To Add Widgets To Your WordPress Blog / Website


31.03.2011

How To Add Widgets To Your WordPress Blog / Website

If you are new in the blogging world, and you chose to use WordPress as platform for your website, I believe that “How to add Widgets to WordPress?” is the right thing to ask. Here, at mobile-review.ws we believe that WordPress is just what you might need to develop your blog or website, no wonder we use it ourselves.

Lots of big online names use WordPress to underpin their websites, because it’s easy to use and gives you endless options when it comes to themes, plug-ins. content widgets and even SEO.

So, let’s see how to add Widgets to WordPress in 6 easy steps:

  1. You have to log in to your WordPress account using your username (the one with an administrator role). Make sure your theme allows sidebar usage, if not you won’t be able to use the Widgets feature, so you would have to pick another theme for your website

  2. In the admin page, go the “Appearance” tab. By doing this, the appearance options will open (here you will be able to change background, menus, themes and, of course, widgets)

  3. Click on the “Widgets” option. But remember, if WordPress.com hosts your website, only the preinstalled widgets will be available; otherwise, if another you use the services of another web host company, you will be able use all the widgets available.

  4. Use the search field to find the widgets that suit your needs (this option is available for the user that have their websites hosted by other web host companies than WordPress.com). You can choose from widgets like Amazon listings, Facebook fans, Twitter, recent posts and a lot more. After finding the right widget, click “Install.” After the installation is over, go back to the “Widget” menu, for placing them on your sidebar.

  5. WordPress developers have chose the drag and drop method for placing widgets on your sidebar. So, simply click on the desired widget icon, drag and drop it on under “Sidebar” heading. The look of the “Sidebar” heading might be different, depending on the WordPress theme you use.

  6. After you finished selecting the widgets for your website, click the “Save” button.

Note: Widgets might come with their own options, displayed in a drop-down menu, once you click the respective widget. The options will allow you to customize the widgets to fit your needs. After customizing the widgets always remember to go to your website and see how it looks and if you are happy with the new appearance.

WordPress Widgets Menu

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