Widgets is a feature that any wordpress website needs to use – wordpress widget is a set of functions; Each widget can be display as sidebar . For example, you can insert Recent Posts widget – the latest posts, Text widget for HTML codes, etc. Although WordPress has provided some widgets by default, some unique widgets support by template or plugin.
In this article, I will explain what is widget in wordpress and how to work with widget
Working with wordpress widget
To work with widgets, you can go to Appearance -> Customize or Appearance -> Widget, but here I will go Appearance -> Widget because it is more popular and not all themes support Customize widget wordpress area.
In the left hand side is a list of widgets that you can use and in the right hand is the sidebar. Depending on the theme, you will have how many sidebars and sidebars specific to each part (Home, Single, Page, …), so you need to read the description of each template you choose.
To use widget, you can simply click and drag the widget on the left into the sidebar that you want to display that widget.
Or you can click on the widget on the left and select the sidebar to use and press the Add Widget button and choose side bare position you want to display.
After adding the widget, each widget may have separate options for you to set it to display as you like, click and customize it, then press Save to save.
Finally, go out the theme and see if your widget has been displayed.