What are Widgets?
They are used for adding contents and adding features to you WordPress blog. They are placed at the sidebar of the WordPress blog. The cool thing about widget is that it is not necessary for you know the coding technique. If you know then you can customize the appearance but not the most important thing.
How to Add Widgets to WordPress blog?
Go to “Appearance” and then on the “Widgets”
You will get the following screen.
You can see the different widgets. Now what you need to do is to drag the widget from the main area and drop it to the side bar which is on the right side of the screen. This is how you are going to add widgets to WordPress blog.
Now according to your WordPress theme your number of sidebars will differ. After dragging and dropping the widgets to the sidebar simply refresh the page and you will see the widgets.
How to change the order of the widgets?
If you want to change the order of the widgets i.e which one is to be at the top and which one to be at the last, simply drag the widget on the sidebar and change their position.
How to remove the Widgets?
Simply drag and remove the widgets from the side bar.
How to remove the widget from the sidebar but keep their settings for future use?
Suppose you have used a Facebook like widget to your WordPress blog then in that case you need to specify the URL of your Facebook fan page also you can change the size of the widget box. Now for any case you want to remove it from the sidebar for sometime then you have to drag it and place it inside the “Inactive Widget” box.
In this way you are going to preserve the setting for the widget and use it for the future. No need to make the settings again.