Text Widget

The text widget allows you to add text to your sidebar. Here’s an example of a text widget displaying some simple text in a sidebar: Settings Once you add the widget to your sidebar in Appearance > Widgets, you’ll see the widget settings look like this: Add your title, text and click Save….Continue Reading Text Widget

Tag Cloud Widget

The Tag Cloud widget displays a cloud of the tags that you’ve assigned to posts. The number of tags displayed is limited to a maximum of 45 tags. It helps your site visitors quickly see what topics you write about. Here’s what it looks like when it’s added to a sidebar: Only tags that have been assigned to…Continue Reading Tag Cloud Widget

Search Widget

The Search Widget adds a search box to your sidebar. It makes it easier for site visitors to search the contents on your site. Here’s what it looks like when it’s added to a sidebar: Settings Once you add the widget to your sidebar in Appearance > Widgets, you’ll see the widget settings look like this: Title:…Continue Reading Search Widget

RSS Links (Jetpack) Widget

The RSS Links widget allows you to add links to your posts and comments RSS feed into the sidebar. This makes it easier for site visitors to subscribe using RSS.  You can learn more about RSS here. It is added to Appearance > Widgets when the Extra Sidebar Widgets module in the Jetpack plugin is activated. Here is an…Continue Reading RSS Links (Jetpack) Widget

Extra Sidebar Widgets

The Extra Sidebar Widgets module in the Jetpack plugin adds extra widgets to your site. Enable Extra Sidebar Widgets Once you’ve activated the Jetpack plugin you enable the Extra Sidebar Widgets as follows: 1.  Go to Jetpack > Settings 2. Click on Writing tab. 3. Scroll down to Widget and toggle on the switch next to “Make extra…Continue Reading Extra Sidebar Widgets

Gallery Widget

The Gallery widget makes it easy to display a photo gallery in your sidebar. Here’s what it looks like when it’s added to a sidebar: Settings Once you add the widget to your sidebar in Appearance > Widgets, you’ll see the widget settings look like this: Title:   Allows you to add your own custom title.  For example, My…Continue Reading Gallery Widget

Recent posts widget

The Recent Posts widget displays the most recent posts you have published.  It makes it easier for site visitors to see what’s new on your site. Here’s what it looks like when it’s added to a sidebar: Settings Once you add the widget to your sidebar in Appearance > Widgets, you’ll see that the widget settings…Continue Reading Recent posts widget

Recent Comments Widget

The Recent Comments Widget displays links to the most recent comments left on your site. Here’s what it looks like when it’s added to a sidebar: Settings Once you add the widget to your sidebar in Appearance > Widgets, you’ll see that the widget settings look like this: Title:  Allows you to add your own custom…Continue Reading Recent Comments Widget

Pages widget

The Pages widget displays a list of your pages in the sidebar. You can also use the custom menu widget to display links to pages. Here’s what it looks like when it’s added to a sidebar: Settings Once you add the widget to your sidebar in Appearance > Widgets, you’ll see that the widget settings look…Continue Reading Pages widget