Updated on Dec 6, 2022
WordPress widgets can be thought of as blocks that are typically added to the sidebars that your theme supports. The information shown in these blocks is typically associated with the widget's functionality, which is predefined in the widgets that are supported by the theme you are using.
This tutorial will demonstrate how to use the WordPress admin area to manage the widgets your website uses simply and practically.
To learn how to manage the widgets on your WordPress, please follow the steps provided:
You can review the numerous helpful widgets that WordPress by default offers you by entering into your WordPress admin area and going to Appearance → Widgets.
You'll note that the available Widgets are presented on the page via the block inserter, while the usable Sidebars, according to your theme's functionality—where you'll need to drag and drop the widgets—are shown in the middle of the screen.
Understanding how to actually activate a widget on your website is the first thing you'll need to learn. You must comprehend the sections on this particular page in order to accomplish this.
Upon selection, each widget offers a sentence on the right part of the screen, providing some context for the information it displays. The sidebars to which you can add this widget are displayed in the middle of the page.
Next, if you check your website, you will notice that the new widgets have already appeared in the footer of your website.
We'll show you how the actual process of adding widgets works now that we understand how the various widget locations are scattered throughout your theme.
You will be shown a list of all the widgets your theme supports on the left and the widget areas on the right if you visit the Appearance → Widgets page a second time.
You can drag and drop a widget from the supported list into a certain location (Footer) in one of two ways:
Alternatively, you may just click on a Footer and add a Block, then choose the desired widgets for the appropriate location:
You can successfully add a widget to your sidebars by performing any of these actions. However, keep in mind that after a widget is created, its content needs to be configured. This information varies depending on the widget. Therefore, you need to modify it specifically for your requirements. The Title of the widget, which you must specify for each widget you use, will be the only shared component in this setup.
Congratulations, you can now fully manage the widgets on your website!