Widgets are a great little piece of WordPress that allow you to drag and drop little pieces of content to special places on the site. If you’re familiar with widgets in general, feel free to skip this next section.
Widgets are drag-and-drop blocks of content that can be placed in certain areas in your WordPress site. There are a certain number of them that come with WordPress out of the box, but themes and plugins can add even more.
Widgets are controlled at Appearance > Widgets. The “Available Widgets” area is where all the possible widgets are stored. To add a widget, simply click, hold, and drag from the widgets header into an open place on the right, called a widget area.
Make sure to click the down arrow on the widget area you’d like to use before you drag the widget over, if that area is closed.
Once you’ve dropped the widget, it’s saved and should be displaying on the site. Adjust the settings in the form that appears and click Save for that widget when you’re finished. To take a widget off the site, just click Delete for that widget.
The WP Writer’s Block theme comes with 4 widget areas:
None of the widgets are required to have, of course. The sidebars and content bottom areas will simply not be shown unless there are widgets added to them.
Included in the WP Writer’s Block theme is a custom widget for displaying posts of various types and formats.
To use this widget, first drag it into the widget area you’d like to display so the settings form appears.