You’ve got the theme and the plugins for your website. Now it’s time to choose how you’re going to move things around and arrange them as you like by selecting widgets. Unlike themes and plugins, widgets are build-in elements in your WordPress site.
When you’re logged in to WordPress, you’ll see Widgets after you press the Appearance tab on your dashboard. Many themes have a Widget Area portion in the sidebar, header or footer. When you’re logged in to most websites, you’ll see widgets in the form of opt-in boxes, blog posts and social media links within the theme area.
Widgets are anything you select to appear in the widget areas on your website. Some of the widget choices in WordPress include a blog post, calendar or search box. There may be additional widgets to choose from that can enhance the functionality of your type of website.
The theme you chose determines where the widgets will be placed on your site. In WordPress, you can simply drag widgets from one area to another so that they’re placed exactly where you want them. All this can be done from the dashboard of your WordPress site.
It’s so easy to add widgets to your website, but don’t make it so cluttered that it loses its impact. You want visitors to your site to see what else they can accomplish on the site, but you don’t want them to turn away because it’s too busy.
Choosing from various widget functionalities helps you to fully customize your website – and there’s no coding or technical expertise involved. WordPress makes it simple and easy.
The following two steps in building your website completes the customization and gets your website up and running as you like. Pages and posts are the final two essential elements that will put the finishing touches on the website and make you proud.
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