WordPress Widgets add additional content and features to your WordPress site.  Examples of widgets are search bars, a list of post categories or tags, and custom menus.

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WordPress widgets don’t require any code experience or expertise.If the Theme we  have installed and active supports them, they can simply be added, removed and rearranged. 

The actual location of widgets on your site depends on your WordPress theme. Most  WordPress themes offer several different page templates that decide where widget locations are in the page design, such as in the sidebar of your blog, or at the bottom of your home page. 

In addition to the default WordPress widgets, WordPress plugins often add their own  widgets as well. Some may add additional options for customisation features.

To see how widgets work, log in to your WordPress site and visit the Appearance >  Widgets panel . On the left side of the page, you’ll see all available widgets. 

Default widgets will be visible here, plus any additional widgets that have been  added by your installed plugins. On the right, you’ll see all of your available widget locations. 

To add a widget to a location, simply drag the widget from its place on the left into  the right section to activate them. To remove them, simply drag the widget back or click delete.

If you ever have questions or need help using widgets, just click the Help tab from  the top of the screen. Here you’ll find an overview, information on removing and reusing widgets and how to handle missing widgets if you change your WordPress theme.