Widgets add functionality to the sidebar of your WordPress website. Follow the steps below for installing widgets in WordPress.
First, login to your WordPress dashboard. After you have logged in, click “Widgets” under “Appearance“
This screen contains three areas of interest:
- Available Widgets
- Inactive Widgets
- Widget Areas Available for Your Theme
How to activate Widgets
Widgets that are listed in the Primary Widget Area are widgets on your website the you are currently using. To use another widget, simply drag the widget you want to use from the Available or Inactive list to the Primary Widget Area. Your theme may contain multiple areas that use widgets. If this is the case, you can add widgets into the Secondary, First Footer, and Second Footer areas.
Changing the Order in which Widgets Appear
Widgets load in the order in which they are listed in the sections. If you wish to change the order of the widgets simply drag the widgets under “Primary Widget” to the order you wish to have them display.
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