Working With Widgets

About widgets

The term widget refers to any tool or content that you add, arrange or remove from the sidebar(s) of your blog — these are the blocks that make up your sidebar.

We’ve added the most popular widgets embedded into text widgets on class and student blogs to our right sidebar on the front page of this blog so you can check out the different widgets in one location!   Remember this is a demo blog and you wouldn’t necessarily see all these different widgets on a blog.

Commonly used widgets

Widgets are used for a wide range of purposes including:

About the Text widget

The handiest widget you’ll find in your dashboard is the text widget.

You can add any other widgets you find on the Internet by pasting their embed code into a text widget in your sidebar.

This is how you add widgets from WidgetBoxVokiShelfari BookshelfFlag Counter,  Feedjit Live Traffic FeedGoogle Calendar and so on!

We’ve added links to popular widgets in our Pinteret cool widgets board. Clicking on most of the widgets on the front page of this blog takes you to the website where you can grab the embed code for the widget.


Adding a text widget to your sidebar

Adding a widget is as simple as:

1.  Go to Appearance > Widget in your Dashboard.


2.  Click on the desired Sidebar to expand (so you can add the widgets)

3.  Drag the text widget from the Available Widgets into the desired Sidebar.

 

Adding embed code to a text widget

Adding a widget from another website is as simple as: 1, 2, 3….

Find the embed code for the widget!

Copy the code

Paste the embed code into a text widget in your sidebar.

Paste embed code

 

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