How to use the WordPress Text Widget

The WordPress Text widget is the easiest way to add custom HTML code to your WordPress sidebar. Whether it is an advertisement or any other text, the WordPress Text Widget is the way to go.

In this article, we’ll show you how to add an “About us” section to your sidebar.

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Under Appearance, click “Widgets”
  3. Find the “Text” widget under the “Available Widgets” section, and drag and drop it to your “Main Sidebar” section.
    drag-and-drop-text-widget-to-main-sidebar
  4. A window will appear in which you can type in a title and text for your widget. Enter your text, and then click “Save” and then click “Close”.
    enter-text-widget-details-and-click-save
  5. Your widget is now saved and is visible on your website!
    results-of-a-wordpress-text-widget

If you missed our previous article, please see the Finding and Installing Widgets in WordPress tutorial. For more information on this course please visit Introduction to Plugins & Widgets

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