Widgets in WordPress

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WordPress widgets allow to add additional content and features to a website.

You can manage widgets on Widgets page:

  1. Navigate to Appearance → Widgets in WordPress dashboard. On the left side of this page, you’ll find all the widgets that you can add to the widget areas on the right.
  2. To add a widget, drag it from the left and drop it into a widget area on the right. You can also change the order of widgets in the widget area by using the drag and drop feature.
  3. Once you add a widget, it should expand automatically, or you can click the arrow to expand it and customize its settings.
  4. Click the Save button.

Different themes have different numbers of widget areas. If there is no Widgets link in the dashboard, it means that the theme does not have any additional widget areas.

Important to note, WordPress Block themes usually don’t have widget areas because they fully support the Site Editor tool, which makes them unnecessary.