Now that the plugin that will generate the widget is active, you can place it in the part of the page you prefer.
- Go to Appearance> Widgets from your Dashboard;
- Scroll through the list of all those available (by default or previously downloaded);
- Click on the one you are interested in to drag it to the correct area;
- Scroll the list on the right of all the available areas and drop the widget where you want it to appear.
- You can then move it as you wish.
Widget customization is often very limited, but you can remedy this by using the Widget CSS Classes plugin.Well, now you know what widgets are, how to install one and how to place it exactly where you want it to appear.
Which widgets do you prefer?
On the web you will find hundreds of them, free or premium with many and different features to make your site as functional as possible for visitors who want to browse it.In this article we have addressed another fundamental topic to make the most of WordPress.
Knowing and knowing how to use widgets will surely give you new and important opportunities to interact with your audience and to make your site pleasant and intuitive to navigate.
These details are often overlooked resulting in a loss of traffic and interaction with visitors.Now it’s up to you to decide to use this knowledge to create a functional and efficient site.
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- What are Widgets and how to use them
- What are WordPress Widgets and how to use them
Do you think it is a coincidence that the word widget sounds similar to gadget?
Of course yes, a simple consonance, but very close to reality. In fact, widgets are elements (both dynamic and static), capable of adding interactive features to enrich the experience of surfers on your WordPress site.
For example, do you remember the section of the most purchased products on that sportswear site? What about the column dedicated to the most recent posts on your favorite information site? Well: you will be happy to know that both are part of the large widget family.
A very “particular” family, which has over 37,000 members.
Unlike normal plugins, widgets must be placed in the sidebars or in the areas dedicated to them, present in the footer at the bottom of the page.
Widget: yes or no?
Let’s see what the advantages and disadvantages of installing them on your WordPress page can be.
Sure, they add a good dose of dynamism. On eCommerce sites, where we shop online, we all love the section of products on offer. In cases like this, there is nothing better than an ad hoc widget inserted in the sidebar, in order to highlight it. Or a classic summary of the shopping cart, to keep your shopping under control at all times.
Pay attention to the number though: using many widgets could significantly increase the number of queries that the server has to support, creating even significant slowdowns on your site. Furthermore, clogging the sidebar or the widget areas at the bottom of the page could create an annoying graphic traffic jam and make the page confusing.