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 Jupiter WordPress theme also adds more than 15 extra widgets.

In this article, we’ll explain about two methods for adding widgets to the sidebar/widget areas.


Dragging and Dropping Widgets

To add widgets:

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

Adding widgets to a sidebar - Appearance menu

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.

Adding widgets to a sidebar - Appearance menu

 

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

Adding widgets to a sidebar - Selecting area

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