WordPress Widgets

Now I know I’m late, very late. But I finally decided to find out what all the fuss was about. The great thing about Widgets is that you can drag them all over the place. Of course, they are made for the sidebar, but you can reorder them however you like or just remove them. And the great thing is removing doesn’t mean deleting. They are there to be reused at your whim and fancy. Here is an example of what Widgets can do for you:Wordpress Widgets

Widgets are, however, a bit awkward to design. A lot of plugins these days come with widgets built in, but there are those that don’t. For these, it’s a bit of a pain to use.

For this purpose we have the King Text + PHP Widget Plugin. This plugin enables you to define empty plugins that you can paste text, HTML, or even PHP into.

I’ve converted all of my blogs (except this one :)) to use Widgets. It takes a bit of time to set up, at first, but the flexibility they offer you is just great.