Add Sidebar Items Using HTML in a Text Widget

Among the many widgets WordPress themes offer is one innocuously titled Text. And, yes, you can use it to show, say, a favorite quote or a bio about yourself in a sidebar. But you also can use it to insert more complex additions that use HTML.

Like most other widgets, the Text widget can be used multiple times simultaneously in your sidebars.

Add Sidebar Items Using HTML in a Text Widget

Add a Basic Text Widget


A After you click and drag a Text widget to a sidebar, a large configuration box appears.

Type a title in the Title box.

Type text in the text box.

Click Save.

The text appears in the ...

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