Adding images and badges to your sidebar

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The Image widget plugin makes it easy to add images and badges to your sidebar.

Once you’ve activated the image widget plugin in Plugins > All an image widget is added to Appearance > Widgets.

To add an image:

1.  Go to Appearance > Widget.

Widgets

2.  Click on the desired Sidebar to expand (so you can add the widgets)

3.  Drag the Image widget from the Available Widgets into the desired Sidebar.

Add Image widget

4.  Click on Add Image.

5.  Click on Select File,  locate the image and then click Open to upload the image.

6.  Click Insert into Widget.

Click inset into Widget

7.   Add your Title.

Add your title

8.  Add the text you want to appear below the image into the Caption field.

  • Supports the use of HTML code so you can use this to link to websites and format the text.

Add your caption

9.  Add a website URL to Link field if you want to link the image to a specific website.

Add URL

10.  Select Open New Window if you want the link to open in new browser tab.

Select open in new window

11.  Adjust your width and height – if necessary.

Adjust dimensions

12. Select your preferred alignment from the drop down menu next to Align.

Select Alignment

13.  Add your alternative text.

  • This is what displays if your image fails to load. 

Add alternative text

14.  Click Save.

Click Save

15.  You should now see your image widget in your sidebar!

Image widget

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