FastDomain Web Hosting Help

WordPress: Adding a Widget

Widgets in WordPress are ways to customize your site or blog by adding content to your sidebars. This guide will show you how to add a Widget to your site.

  1. Login to your WordPress Dashboard. From the main left menu, scroll over Appearance and click on Widgets. Each theme has slightly different options when it come to Widgets. You should see a section with Available Widgets and another that shows your sidebar. There are most likely already some Widgets in your sidebar, which you can edit or remove.
  2. To add a Widget, select one from the Available Widgets and drag it to the sidebar section. You can change the position of the Widgets by dragging them to the order you would prefer.
  3. The Widget should expand, or you can click the arrow to expand it, to allow you to customize the Widget. Once you have done this, click Save.
  4. Now you can visit your site and view the Widget.

If you ever would like to remove a Widget, you can simply drag it from the sidebar or expand it and click Delete.

Knowledgebase Article 10,608 views bookmark tags:

Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?

Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:

Recommended Help Content

If you have a WordPress blog hosted on, you can easily export it and import it to WordPress that is installed on your hosting account with fastdomain. Login to the WordPress D
Getting Started Article 434,031 views tags: blog export file import wordpress

This article will explain how to login to a WordPress site using WordPress tools.
Knowledgebase Article 70,109 views tags: login wordpress wordpresstools

This article will explain how to change the Site URL or Home URL setting in WordPress. This may be useful if you have moved your WordPress site or are planning to move your WordPress site.
Knowledgebase Article 92,981 views tags: home site url wordpress wordpresstools

Related Help Content

How to use the Posts feature of the WordPress Dashboard
Getting Started Article 173,860 views tags: post wordpress

Learn how to use WordPress, WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes now available.
Knowledgebase Article 645,568 views tags: blog buildersonline website wordpress

This article will explain why you see "Your WordPress site appears to be infected with malware. Please update to remedy this problem."
Knowledgebase Article 93,469 views tags: malware wordpress wordpresstools

Prevent Spam These steps will help you prevent users and robots from posting Spam on your WordPress blog. Inside the WordPress Dashboard, select Settings in the navigation bar on the left. From the G
Getting Started Article 123,737 views tags: comment scroll spam wordpress

Tips and tricks to make your wordpress blog load faster
Knowledgebase Article 108,049 views tags: optimizing wordpress

Instructions on how to migrate over via Wordpress
Knowledgebase Article 95,272 views tags: transfer wordpress

Install Themes These steps will help you install and select a WordPress theme for your blog. Inside the WordPress Dashboard, select the Add New Themes link in the Appearance Menu. You can search for
Getting Started Article 509,851 views tags: install link theme themes wordpress

Install Plugins These steps will help you install and select a WordPress plugin for your blog. Inside the WordPress Dashboard, select the Add New link from the Plugins menu. You can search for a plug
Getting Started Article 174,279 views tags: blog install link plugin wordpress