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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

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

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

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 31 – Add a Video Using a Text Widget

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Now that you’ve seen how to use a text widget to enter an opt-in form, let's add a video to a text widget. The best place to start this process off is by making sure we know how wide that space needs to be. In Twenty Thirteen to insert an image in there it is

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 30 – Create an Optin Form Using a Text Widget

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You just learned how to add contact information using a Text Widget in WordPress 3.9 nand now I want to show you how to create an Optin form using a text widget. Let’s say you've got an AWeber account that you use to manage your email lists. I’ll use my demo account here where I’ve

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 29 – Add Contact Information using a Text Widget

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We’ve discussed what widgets are and how to manage them in WordPress 3.9 so the next thing we're going to talk about is how to use them. We’re going to start by adding contact information using a text widget. Let’s come back over here to widgets. We’ll use this text widget and I'm going to

What is the Difference Between a Text Box and a Text Widget?

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In this session we discuss the difference between a text box and a text widget. If you’re inside of a sidebar, you can add and remove and rearrange widgets that you see fit in a sidebar and decide which page and which widget it show up on. If we have something that we may want

Lesson 11 – Part 7 – Add Text, Images and Links to the Attention Boxes

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The next thing we’re going to do is add content to these attention boxes. And so we’re going to come back over to the widget area and let’s expand widget box 1 and attention box. We’re going to drag a Black Studio TinyMCE widget over to this. And for a title, we’re going to say

Lesson 10 – Part 8 – Add a Video Using a Text Widget

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Get the Video from YouTube The next thing I want to do is show you how to insert a video with a text widget. I’m just going to go to my YouTube channel and actually, it doesn’t have to be my own. But let’s see, BYOB Website, well I’ll just grab this testimonial from her

Lesson 10 – Part 7 – Create a Call to Action Using a Text Widget

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Benefits of Using the Black Studio TinyMCE Widget The next thing we’re going to look at is using that Black Studio TinyMCE widget to create a somewhat more complex widget. The Black Studio TinyMCE widget is actually a text widget but it’s a text widget that gives you the full range of editing options that

Lesson 10 – Part 6 – Add Contact Information Using a Text Widget

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The next thing we’re going to do is show off the ability of the text widget to a be a real workhorse for adding content to your page. And we’re going to start that off by adding essentially contact information using a text widget. Edit Existing Text Widget We’ll come over here to Appearance and

How to Align Text and Images in a Text Widget

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In this session we show how to align text and images in a text widget using CSS rather than HTML. We assign the class alignleft to the image in the text widget and discuss the use of the position property and how to use floats and the pseudoclass after. Member: Great, great. Just one quick

Lesson 10 – Part 6 – Create a Call to Action using a Text Widget

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The next thing we're going to do is create a call to action in text widget for our business/professional Genesis theme webiste. The call to action that we're going to create is this one here so it'll have a heading, a contact link, another link and it'll have some text. I'm just going to start

Lesson 10 – Part 5 – Add Contact Information using a Text Widget

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The next thing we're going to do is use a text widget to add contact information to this business/professional Genesis theme website. If we come over and look at one of these pages here. This is the contact information I was referring to. We've got our contact information that we’ll add to the footer and

Lesson 11 – Part 5 – Add a Call to Action to the Feature box

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The next we're going to do is we're going to put that Call to Action in here. This is something very similar to what we did last time. Let's go back to Appearance and I'm going to duplicate this one. Add Content to the Feature Box In order to duplicate that, we're going to go

Lesson 11 – Part 8 – Add Text, Images and Links to the Attention Boxes

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In our Widget Column 1, we're going to use this Black Studio TinyMCE and drop it there. The first one linked to it is Service so put that in as a title and I had an image so we're going to use the Add an Image here to choose the image, My Business Website, images

Lesson 10 – Part 6 – Add Contact Information Using a Text Widget

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What we're going to do now is take a look at various uses for a text widget and we're going to go directly over to Appearance and Widgets. What we're going to do is to add contact information here in the widget. I'm not actually going to put that in Widget Column 3 and I'm

Lesson 10 – Part 7 – Create a Call to Action Using a Text Widget

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The next thing we're going to do is to create a call to action widget using a text widget. This is what I mean by a call to action widget, it's something that asks people to do something. What we're doing is asking them either to call us or to click on this to learn