How to add new widgets in Dashboard?

(Last Updated On: March 24, 2017)

Adding new widgets in WordPress Dashboard is very easy. With new widgets, you can add google analytics code, Facebook page timeline, email subscription and much more. WordPress has many functionalities than any other CMS out there in the digital world. WordPress widget plays a great role in your blog. Without WordPress widgets, it will be difficult for new bloggers to insert codes and customize the theme of the site.

Steps for adding WordPress widget:

 

Widgets can be moved and adjusted simply by clicking and dropping in and out. But do not overstuff your WordPress widget area with too many widgets. Do it in a way that it looks cool to the visitors. Access your wp dashboard through http://yourblog.com/wp-admin where yourblog is the custom domain name of your blog, then Appearance—-> widget. 

wordpress widget
this is your dashboard with widgets

you can show your recent post lists, archives or any HTML script you like to add. Some plugins have their own widget, as you install them automatically new widgets shows in your dashboard.

After you add a widget to sidebar or footer page refreshes and add it the widget area. For better hierarchy adjust those widgets which you want at what position.

3 WordPress widgets you must add as new blog-

  1. google analytics
  2. email subscription
  3. social media widget
How to add gadgets in blogspot?

Gadgets and widgets are same nothing different. They only difference is the blogging platform. WordPress is more customizable and full of features.

 

Some WordPress plugins for widgets:

1.Siteorigin widget bundle- widget for post, widget for slider, widget for recent post

2.social media feather -widget for social media share

Also, check- 5 plugins you should start with your WordPress blog

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