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Using the Text Widget

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The “Text” Widget is one of the most commonly used WordPress Widgets. It allows users to add text, video, images, custom lists, and more to their WordPress sites.

TO USE THE TEXT WIDGET:

  1. wordpress56Login to your Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets panel.
  2. Open the sidebar, footer, or Theme section to which you wish to add the Text Widget.
  3. Find the “Text” Widget in the list of Widgets on the right.
  4. Click and drag the Widget to the spot in your sidebar that you wish it to appear.

TO OPEN AND EDIT THE TEXT WIDGET:

    1. wordpress55Click the down arrow to the right of the Text Widget title.
    2. Set the Text Widget Title (Eg. “What’s New”)
    3. Add the text to the box or edit what is currently there.
    4. If your widget uses “Widget Logic” then this is where you would enter in the code to tell the widget what page to appear on (this is optional and not included on all themes). Only required to edit if want to change where this widget appears.
    5. Click the blue “Save” button.
    6. Click “Close” to close the Text Widget.

NOTE: Choose the option to Automatically add paragraphs to wrap each block of text in an HTML paragraph tag (recommended for text).

HOW DOES THE TEXT WIDGET LOOK ON MY WEBSITE?

The below example shows what a “Text” widget could look like. The text to the right is the “Sidebar“, which contains the widgets. The text to the left is the page content.

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