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What's a widget?

A Widget is a term for tools or content that you can add, arrange, and remove from the sidebars of your website. Added widgets will all appear in the same order on all Home and Three-Column Page templates on your entire site. If you use a Two-Column Page template, right-side widgets will not be displayed.

To add a widget

  1. Go to the left navigation bar, click on the arrow to the right of Appearance and then click on Widgets.
  2. Drag the widget bar you want to add from the Available Widgets or Inactive Widgets areas on the left into either the Left Widgets or Right Widgets areas on the right.
  3. You will see a dashed outline appear; this shows the placement of the widget without actually placing it. When the widget is in the correct spot, you can then drop it into place.
  4. Open the configuration options for a widget by clicking on the arrow to the right of the widget's name. Options depend on the widget.

To delete a widget permanently, locate the widget in the Left Widgets or Right Widgets area by clicking on the arrow to the right of Left Widgets or Right Widgets. Open the configuration options for the widget by clicking on the arrow to the right of the widget's name. Click Delete once the configuration options are open.

To make a widget inactive so it does not appear on the website but can be reactivated later, locate the widget in the Left Widgets or Right Widgets area by clicking on the arrow next to Left Widgets or Right Widgets. Drag the widget to the Inactive Widgets area.

Refer to our Video Tutorials page to view the instructions for how to add and delete Widgets in WordPress.