How to Add and Use Widgets in WordPress

WordPress Widgets 101: What They Are and How to Use Them
Shavon Peoples

To start using WordPress widgets on your site, you’ll simply need to navigate to Appearance → Widgets in your dashboard or access the WordPress Customizer. Then, you can drag whatever widgets you’d like to use into your sidebars or footer. There are plenty of default options that enable you to include text, a search bar, and more. For additional flexibility, you can turn to plugins such as WordPress Popular Posts and Custom Sidebars.

How to add and use Widgets in WordPress?
Arianna Melancon

You will see there your built-in WordPress widgets and you can easily drag them from the middle to your sidebar(s). Your WordPress will have a different number of sidebars depending on the Theme you have installed.

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