How To Add Or Remove WordPress WidgetsPosted by TotalDC
You can add a lot of functionality to your WordPress website without having to write any code, for example a list of recent posts or an email sign up form. You can do that with widgets. Widgets can be added to any widget enabled part of your website, for example sidebar, footer or header.
When you add a widget for example to a sidebar that widget will display on every page or post where your sidebar appears. Now lets learn how to add or remove WordPress widgets.
How To Add Or Remove WordPress Widgets
Here’s a simple steps you need to follow:
Go to Appearance – click on Widgets.
Select place where you want your widgets to appear (for example sidebar) and press the + button.
Pop up menu will appear. Click on Browse all and then scroll down to widgets section.
Now to add a widget to selected place just press on a widget that you want to add.
In this example I added Latest Posts widget. As you can see when you add a widget more options will appear. Now you can add widgets to a groups, change alignment or switch between list view or grid view of your widget or switch widget position form sidebar to a footer and vice versa.
When you are happy with your selected widgets and their placement, press Update.
Now as you can see widgets will appear when you wanted them to be.
To remove widget completely press on three dots icon and select Remove [widget name].
Keep in mind that possible widget placement locations and appearance depends on what theme you are using. Some themes does not allow you to add widgets at all.