Widgets 301

The Daily Post

customizer panels-widgetWe’ve talked about widgets before, in “Widgets 101” and “Widgets 201,” so let’s learn how to use them to direct your visitors to different places — and to add texture and color in your sidebar with little effort.

To follow along, head to the widgets section of your Customizer (My Site → Customize → Widgets)

Archives Widget

In this post, we show examples of widgets on various themes. Note that each theme displays widgets differently. The site sections that appear when you’re customizing a widget — sidebar, footer — change depending on your theme.

A simple way to direct readers to older posts on your blog is with the Archives Widget. This widget lists links to previous months, as shown in the widget below (displayed on the Libre theme). When configuring the widget, you can opt to display a dropdown menu instead, as well as…

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