What are WordPress Widgets?

by | Nov 9, 2012 | At Checkerboard, Integrated Marketing, Web Development | 0 comments

If you have a WordPress website, you’ve probably heard of the term “widgets”. Widgets are a commonly found feature in WordPress websites, but users often don’t understand what they are or what they do.  If you fall into that category, I’m here to fill you in!

Q: What are WordPress Widgets?

A: Widgets are small functional modules that add visual and interactive options and features to your WordPress website. Widgets are typically found in the footer or sidebar of your website. Some of the most common widgets include: post categories, recent posts, tag clouds, search and sign ups. Widgets are designed to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. Widgets make it easy to customize the content of the footer or sidebar.

Widgets require no code experience or expertise. They can be added, removed and rearranged in the WordPress Dashboard. The widgets can be accessed in Dashboard panel under Appearance > Widgets.

Do you have questions about other features of your WordPress website? Are you interested in transferring your website to WordPress to take advantage of the easy-to-use features such as widgets? Contact me at alicia@checkerboard.com!

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