Widgets are small blocks of content that can be placed into any widget area defined by your theme. Most themes enable you to add widgets to the footer at the bottom of your site, and the sidebar, usually located on the right-hand side of a page.
There are over a dozen widgets included in WordPress by default that you can use to display any text you like, an audio player, add Custom HTML, display a photo gallery or an image, or even add a video.
In this video:
- What are Widgets in WordPress?
- How to find the Widget-enabled areas supported by your theme.
- How to add Widgets using the Appearance > Widgets screen.
- How to add Widgets using the Customizer for real-time previews.