Working with widgets

Widgets

You may have noticed there are often items in the right hand column of page – or in the footer at the bottom of the page  – that may look like this:

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These pieces of information are controlled by “Widgets” which can be accessed from the dashboard, by using Appearance>Widgets, as shown below:

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You can then drag and drop the widgets from the available widgets on the left hand side, and into to the Widget area on the right.

You can drag and then drop the widgets to rearrange the order they will appear in on your page:

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Depending on how your theme was created, you may seee a different selection of widgets – and widget areas – to use.

  • Try adding some widgets and see what they look like when you go back to your page (Don’t forget to click on ‘save’ before you leave the widget page.)
  • If you have some code for a embedding a picture, video, book, etc. select a “text” widget and paste the code into it.