In this knowledgebase article, we help you understand all about WordPress widgets.

We do so with curated content of select online articles, organizing and presenting them with our expert knowledge.

What are WordPress Widgets?

Widgets are blocks of content that you can add to your WordPress site’s sidebars, footers, and other areas.

A widget can add a feature or function to your site, without having to write any code. Common widgets to add to your site are menus, popular post lists, calendars, banner ads, social icons, and more.

Where you can add these widgets on your site depends on your WordPress theme. Many themes have sidebar and footer widget areas. Some also allow you to place widgets in the header, homepage, or other areas of your site.

Reference Articles

Here is our selection of 2 articles from third-party sites that provide a complete understanding of the topic.

Read this basic article first.

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Read this article to learn about the 25 most useful widgets.

    1. WP Call Button
    2. WPForms
    3. RafflePress
    4. Recent Posts Widget with Thumbnails
    5. Astra Widgets
    6. Simple Social Icons
    7. Google Maps Widget
    8. Social Count Plus
    9. Compact Archives
    10. OptinMonster
    11. AdSanity
    12. Testimonials Rotator
    13. Feature a Page Widget
    14. Easy Table of Contents
    15. Widget Context
    16. Q2W3 Fixed Widget for WordPress
    17. WordPress Popular Posts
    18. WP-PostRatings
    19. Theme My Login
    20. Advanced AJAX Product Filters
    21. Google Language Translator
    22. Widget Importer & Exporter
    23. The Events Calendar
    24. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP)
    25. Posts in Sidebar

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