WordPress Appearance Widgets
Accessing the Appearance Widgets Screen in WordPress
Widgets can be very helpful when it comes to adding additional content and functions to your WordPress Pages and Post.
The WordPress Theme you are using will have Widget Areas that are predefined and the number of areas and their locations will vary from theme to theme. Take some time on the Appearance Widgets Screen and familiarize yourself with what area that are available so you can start to see which ones you may want to use on your WordPress Website Blog.
The Available Widget Areas are on the right hand side of the screen. On the left hand side of the screen you will find the Available Widgets. The number of available widgets will also vary from theme to theme.
To get started drag and drop any available widget into one of the widget areas so you can see where the actually appear on your website.
As you work more and more with WordPress you will discover that you can continue to add on additional functionality as well as other Widgets. Depending on which WordPress Theme your are using you may have all you need already.
Widget Areas are not limited to the number of widgets and you can rearrange them any way you see fit just by dragging and dropping them in the order you like.
Now that see how Widgets can be used and how they appear on your website you want to make sure they in the right place and that your website looks good and the way you want on both the computer as well as tablets and smart phones. If your WordPress Theme is responsive you may not like how it looks on your phone so be sure to test it out in as many ways as you can.
Now that you have logged in to your WordPress site and reviewed the Appearance Widgets Screen what do you do next?