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Sunday, June 12, 2011

How to install WordPress Widgets

One of the things that makes it so easy to use WordPress is widgets. What is a widget? I try and explain the simplest way possible. Basically, a widget is an area of a Web site or blog where you can control the location by dragging it. In WordPress, widgets are generally located in the section of the sidebar. As to what can be put in them, there is really no limit. There are literally hundreds of different ways to use widgets in WordPress.

However, before you start you should probably learn how to install WordPress widgets. The good news is that many widgets come preinstalled with the package of WordPress. The communes are things like posts recent, categories, tags and a search function.

However, if you want to add a feature on your blog or Web site you want to know how to install WordPress plugins widgets. Many plugins for WordPress accompany widgets built in then all you have to do is to install the plugin and then go to the widgets section in WordPress.

If the plugin comes with a widget, you should automatically see that he listed under available widgets. If for any reason whatsoever, you don't see any new widgets, you must ensure that the plugin is enabled. If for any reason whatsoever, it is not the case, it will appear not in widgets. The other possibility is that the plugin does not come with an integrated widget. If this is the case, you can find the short code that works with the plugin and add it to a text widget.

If there you have it, a quick lesson in how to install WordPress widgets.

For further advice, discover the complete WordPress resource. There are tons of tutorials, guides, and videos.

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