Also known as "sidebar accessories", widgets are one of the slickest and easiest ways to vary the content of your WordPress sidebars. With widgets, you can elegantly add text, images, gadgets, HTML, or any other design elements to one or more sidebars on your site. A growing number of plugins for WordPress also come with additional widget features, including the WP e-Commerce plugin.
To get started with widgets, navigate to Appearance in your Dashboard and click on Widgets, as shown in the following screenshot:
Feast your eyes on the number of Available Widgets. The following screenshot shows the different widgets available: