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Using Widgets

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

Add Contact Information Using a Text Widget

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We’ve just looked at types of widgets available in WordPress for small business websites. As I just said the text widget is your workhorse widget. It can be used many ways. Here we’re going to create a contact widget using a text widget. And I already have widget text set up for that so let’s

Add a Call to Action Using a Visual Text Widget

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The next most useful kind of text widget for a professional business website is called a visual widget. This is essentially a text widget that has a visual editor like the WordPress editor. In order to use this widget we need to install a plugin. Come over here to Plugins and Add New. And in

Using Blog Related Widgets

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We just added a photo gallery plugin to a widget for our professional services architectural WordPress website. And that brings us to the rest of the widget conversation. For example, what I want to do is put a list of recent posts here. And Thesis has a very nice facility for that and it’s called

Add a Testimonial Using a Visual Text Widget

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We’ve just added a Call to Action to the professional WordPress website we’re building using a visual text widget. We’ll follow that up by using the visual text widget again but this time we’re going to use it to create a testimonial widget. Let’s come over here and close this one down and then come

Types of WordPress Widgets

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Now that we’ve gone over what a widget is and how to work with them on your WordPress website let’s take a look at the types of widgets available. WordPress has a couple of different types of widgets built in. I place them into 3 different categories: Blog related widgets Safely ignored widgets Widgets are

Understanding WordPress Widgets

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Good Morning and welcome to lesson 12 in this class on how to build a Professional Website using WordPress and Thesis theme 2.3. In this lesson we are going to work with plugins and widgets. The first question to answer is “what is a widget?”. Well, a widget is a module essentially that adds content