The next step after adding a sidebar is to add widgets. Sidebar/widget areas are empty columns by default so you’ll need to add widgets to them in order to display information. WordPress has several default widgets and the Ken WordPress theme also adds some extra widgets. In this article, we explain about two methods for adding widgets to a sidebar/widget areas.

Adding widgets to a sidebar - widgets and areas


Dragging and Dropping Widgets

To add widgets:

1From the WordPress left menu, go to the Appearance > Widgets page.

2In the Widgets page, drag and drop one of the widgets into one of the sidebars.

Adding widgets to a sidebar - Adding widget

3Configure the widget settings click on the Save button.

Selecting Widgets from the Dropdown List

To add widgets:

1From the WordPress left menu, go to the Appearance > Widgets page.

2Click on one of the widgets.
3From the dropdown list click on one of the sidebars and click the Add Widget button. The widget gets added to the selected sidebar automatically.

Adding widgets to a sidebar - Selecting area

4Configure the widget settings and then click on the Save button.