Adding Widgets to Your Website

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examples of widgets

Widgets serve many, many functions. This section teaches you how to add "Widgets" to your website.

Activate Widgets

The general process to activate any widget (whether it be a WordPress or ClickSold widget) is the following:

  1. Go to Appearance > Widgets.
  2. Choose a Widget and drag it to the sidebar where you wish it to appear. There might be more than one sidebar option, so begin with the first one. Once in place, WordPress automatically updates the Theme.
  3. Preview the site. You should find that the "default" sidebar elements are now gone and only the new addition is visible.
  4. Return to the Widgets Panel to continue adding Widgets.
  5. To arrange the Widgets within the sidebar or Widget area, click and drag it into place.
  6. To customize the Widget features, click the down arrow in the upper right corner to expand the Widget's interface.
  7. To save the Widget's customization, click Save.
  8. To remove the Widget, click Remove or Delete.

If you change WordPress Themes, the Widgets will return to the left side of the page in the Widget Archives or Available Widgets list. You may need to add them again and rearrangement depending upon the Theme's ability to preserve other Theme's Widgets.

ClickSold Widgets

A complete list of ClickSold designed widgets and a walk-through of how to add or configure them is available here:


WordPress Widgets

There are several WordPress widgets to choose from, too many to list here. Below is a list of some of the more popular WordPress Widgets.

More information on WordPress widgets can be found here.



Want even more Widgets?

Note: ClickSold's "Hosted" option is required for adding custom widgets.
The instructions for how to get the ClickSold Hosted option are found here.

If you have ClickSold's Hosted option, you can download and install your own custom widgets, plugins, and themes. You can download them from http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/.