WordPress offers many benefits when it comes to web publishing. There are many reasons use WordPress people. One of the easiest to use the functions of WordPress are widgets. Most WordPress themes come with sidebars "widget ready". Back office of WordPress, you can drag and drop widgets in your sidebars. Widgets can add such variety to your site such as:
Etc....The above list is only touching on features, you can add widgets. If you want to take to the next level, you can also add widgets that come not standard with your WordPress installation.
I will share 3 I found very useful. Most of these widgets is added using plugins.
1 Video Widget - this plugin will add a video widget that you can add to your sidebar. It will allow you to choose more of 25 video services. You can control the video size in the widget. With this widget you must only add ID video-no code embed. Finally, this widget also allows you to add a list of videos that will be chosen randomly to your visitors.
2 Sexy Bookmarks Sidebar Widget - a quick note first of all, this plugin works with the original Sexy bookmarks plugin, you need installed to work. This is a great and unique media social sharing plugin that you find it useful even if you do not want this widget. The widget itself will allow you to add Sexy bookmarks to your sidebar. This widget is very similar and should give rise to social media presentations more for your site.
3. Flickr Widget - Flickr is one of the best and simplest ways to both store and share your images. With this plugin, you will get a Flickr widget which will display your latest Flickr images in your sidebar. The widget will display up to 10 photos to a Flickr photostream. It is ideal for blogs of type family newsletter.
These 3 widgets are a drop in the bucket compared to all the available widgets. If you want to add something to your sidebar and can't understand - search in the menu of WordPress plugins in the back office of WordPress, they can have an add on the widget that will give you exactly what you need.
A last suggestion: Please don't Pack your so full of widgets sidebar, it extends on the screen. It seems botched and unprofessional, not to mention people not usually scroll under your content to see your sidebar, so it is wasted. When used correctly the widgets can be a powerful addition to your WordPress site, make sure that to take advantage.
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