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The Extra Sidebar Widgets module in the Jetpack by WordPress.com plugin enables you to add galleries, slideshows, Facebook likes, Google+ badge, Social media icons, and RSS links to your sidebar

Enable Jetpack Plugin

To get started you first need to activate the Jetpack plugin as follows:

  1. Enable Jetpack using existing WordPress.com account
  2. Enable Jetpack by creating a new WordPress.com account

Enable Extra Sidebar Widgets

You enable the Extra Sidebar Widgets as follows:

1.  Go to Jetpack > Settings

Jetpack Settings page

2. Type widgets into the search field and then click Activate next to Extra Sidebar widget module.

Extra Sidebar widgets

About the Extra Sidebar Widgets

Once you have added the Sidebar widget module it adds the following widgets to your widget area:

Author Widget Displays the names or avatars of all your blog’s writers and links to their recent posts. Learn More
Cookies and Consent banner Designed to help users add a cookie and consent banner to their site. Learn More
Facebook Page Plugin Shows your Facebook Like Box for your Facebook pages within a sidebar. Learn More
Flickr Widget Makes it easy to show your latest Flickr photos in your sidebar. Learn More
Goodreads Widget Makes it easy to display your Goodreads bookshelf in your sidebar. Learn More
Gallery Widget A simple way to display a photo gallery or slideshow in your sidebar. Learn More
Google+ Badge widget Easy way to link to your Google+ pages, profiles or communities. Learn More
Milestone widget Provides an easy way to create a countdown either to or from a given date. Learn More
RSS Links Widget Easily add post and comment RSS feeds to your sidebar. Learn More
Social Media Icon Widget Lets you easily add icons for the most popular social networks to your sidebar or any other widget area. Learn More
Twitter Timeline Widget Easily show your twitter timeline in your sidebar. Learn More