Add widgets to your WordPress site

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Widgets are panels that can appear on the left or right of the main content on a web page or at the bottom. Nearly all websites use them and the sidebar that appears on the right of many web pages is a common example. They are optional, but so useful you will want to include them on your own website.

Widgets can contain almost any content, but common uses include a list of popular articles on the site, an image or text promoting a product, service, or web page, adverts, a list of previously posted articles and so on.

The content in widgets can be used to sell your products or services, highlight great articles you have written and keep people on your website for longer, and earn money through advertising.

There are different types of widget and each widget is designed to display a particular type of content.

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