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Control which Widgets Display on which Pages

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We just added a contact form using Contact Form 7 to one of the widgets on this WordPress 4.7 website and we have a few other widgets as well such as search and site categories. But let's say you don't want all of these widgets to display on every single page of your site. Let's

Add a Contact form Using Contact Form 7

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We just looked at how to add a responsive video widget to a WordPress 4.7 website. But there are plenty of other things that you can do with plugins and widgets. For example, we can add a contact form. Let’s come back over to our plugins and add a new plugin. Let’s install contact form

Add a Responsive Video Using a Widget

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Let's add some responsive video in the sidebar on this site. We've already discovered that this theme doesn't do responsive video very well so we are going to use a plugin called YouTube video widget plugin. Got to Plugins and Add New. Let’s search for YouTube Video Widget and there are lots of competing plugins

Installing WordPress Plugins

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There are lots of plugins on the WordPress Repository. This is generally speaking a very safe place to get your plugins and is generally the very first place I go to if I'm looking for some kind of functionality. We are here under Plugins and the way you add a plugin is to click “add

Types of WordPress Widgets

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Now that you have an understanding of what widgets are, let’s take a look at some of the widgets available on a WordPress website. Some of these widgets are really only good for blogs, for example, archives calendar categories, recent comments, recent posts, RSS and tag cloud. Those really are only useful if you've got

Understanding WordPress Widgets

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Welcome to this fourth and final session in our WordPress 4.7 crash course. In this next session we are going to focus on customizing the functionality of your site in particular using widgets and plugins. Let’s come over here to the Appearance and the Widgets panel this is what I refer to as the widgets

Customizing the Functionality of your WordPress Site

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In this fourth and final lesson of our WordPress 4.7 Crash Course we focus on customizing the functionality of your site in particular using widgets and plugins. We make sure that beginners get a solid understanding of what WordPress widgets are, Understanding WordPress Widgets, and the types that are available, Types of WordPress Widgets. Then

Simple WordPress Theme Customization

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Now something that WordPress has been working on for two years or so is the theme customizer. They’ve been working on it so slowly that I think it has been confusing. That’s why I have never taught it before. WordPress ships with the ability for theme authors to setup theme options in the theme customizer.