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WordPress Complete by Hasin Hayder

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Creating Widgets

Widgets are basically nothing but plug-ins. However, it is important to note that widgets depend upon the widget framework and themes. Their dependence on themes is mainly because theme developers must allow the usage of widgets in their themes. As stated earlier, the main goal of widgets is decorating the sidebar in a drag-and-drop style. So if theme developers do not allow widgets in their themes, they won’t work. If you have the widget plug-in installed, then after setting a new theme you will find a menu called Sidebar Widgets under the Presentation menu. If that is not available, you will know that the theme doesn't support widgets. Later in this chapter, we will discuss how you can widgetize (that means to allow the usage ...

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