The text widget allows you to add text, embed code or HTML to your blog’s sidebar.
You can use a text widget to display text, links, images, HTML or add any other widgets you find on the Internet by pasting their embed code into a text widget in your sidebar.
Here are an examples of what widgets from other websites look like when their embed code is pasted into a text widget in a blog sidebar:
Once you add the widget to your sidebar in Appearance > Widgets, you’ll see the widget settings look like this:
Adding embed code
The most popular widgets used on class blogs are widgets from other websites that are pasted into a text widget in the sidebar using embed code.
We’ve set up a widget demo blog to showcase the most popular widgets that educators, and their students, like to embed into text widgets in their sidebar so you can check out all the widgets in one handy location.
You add a widget from another website as follows:
1. Copy the embed code for the widget you want to add.
2. Go to Appearance > Widgets
3. Drag a text widget into your sidebar.
4. Add a tittle and paste the embed code into the text widget.
5. Click Save and Close.
6. You should now see the widget in your sidebar.
Adding an image
While you can add an image to a sidebar using HTML code in a text widget it is easier to use the image widget.
You can learn more about the image widget here.