Understanding Widgets

What is a WordPress ’widget’?

Widgets are gadgets or gizmos that allow you to add various pieces of ‘stuff’ to any area of your site that supports widgets. ‘Stuff’ can range from a block of text to a ProPhoto Grid to an embedded video player; almost anything you can imagine, including:

  • Facebook/Twitter functionality
  • Links to your blog Post Categories and Archives
  • Links to each of your most recent blog Posts
  • …and more

WordPress offers some default widgets and ProPhoto offers a number of it’s own, including.

Other widgets can be added via WordPress plugins.

Where do widgets appear?

Your ProPhoto software creates several areas where widgets can be placed. You can even set many of these areas up so they are hidden or shown on certain areas of your site.  The areas which hold ‘widget’ content include:

  • Fixed Sidebar – this appears along the side of the content on your site, left or right side.
  • Footer Area – this appears below all the content of your site.
  • Bio Area – this appears below the content of the ‘header’ up top on your site.  
  • Contact Form – the left side of your ProPhoto Contact Form is made using widget content. 
  • Sliding Sidebar Drawers – these appear as expanding tabs on the left edge of your site. When clicked they slide open to reveal the widgets they contain.

How do I use widgets?

Well, that depends on the widget. Some widgets simply ask you to choose some options and ‘just work’, while others require you to fill in content yourself. Still others interact with other ProPhoto settings like the Custom Icon widget.

Find the WordPress widgets screen here  ”Appearance” > “Widgets”  and learn some general tips for working with widgets in this video:

If you need to add special content inside your Posts or Pages this does not involve widgets. You may need to look for a WordPress Plugin to do whatever you need to do if ProPhoto does not support it already: ”Plugins” > “Add New”


What is a WordPress ’widget’?

Widgets are gadgets or gizmos that allow you to add various pieces of ‘stuff’ to any area of your site that supports widgets. ‘Stuff’ can range from a block of text to a ProPhoto Grid to an embedded video player; almost anything you can imagine, including:

  • Facebook/Twitter functionality
  • Links to your blog Post Categories and Archives
  • Links to each of your most recent blog Posts
  • …and more

WordPress offers some default widgets and ProPhoto offers a number of it’s own, including.

Other widgets can be added via WordPress plugins.

Where do widgets appear?

Your ProPhoto software creates several areas where widgets can be placed. You can even set many of these areas up so they are hidden or shown on certain areas of your site.  The areas which hold ‘widget’ content include:

  • Fixed Sidebar – this appears along the side of the content on your site, left or right side.
  • Footer Area – this appears below all the content of your site.
  • Bio Area – this appears below the content of the ‘header’ up top on your site.  
  • Contact Form – the left side of your ProPhoto Contact Form is made using widget content. 
  • Sliding Sidebar Drawers – these appear as expanding tabs on the left edge of your site. When clicked they slide open to reveal the widgets they contain.

How do I use widgets?

Well, that depends on the widget. Some widgets simply ask you to choose some options and ‘just work’, while others require you to fill in content yourself. Still others interact with other ProPhoto settings like the Custom Icon widget.

Find the WordPress widgets screen here  ”Appearance” > “Widgets”  and learn some general tips for working with widgets in this video:

If you need to add special content inside your Posts or Pages this does not involve widgets. You may need to look for a WordPress Plugin to do whatever you need to do if ProPhoto does not support it already: ”Plugins” > “Add New”

What is a WordPress ’widget’?

Widgets are gadgets or gizmos that allow you to add various pieces of ‘stuff’ to different areas in your site. ‘Stuff’ can range from a block of text to a ProPhoto Grid to an embedded video player; almost anything you can imagine, including:

  • Facebook/Twitter functionality
  • Links to your blog Post Categories and Archives
  • Lins to each of your most recent blog Posts
  • …and more

Where do widgets appear?

Your ProPhoto software creates several areas where widgets can be placed. You can even set many of these areas up so they are hidden or shown on certain areas of your site. The areas which hold ‘widget’ content include:

  • Fixed Sidebar – this appears along the side of the content on your site, left or right side.
  • Footer Area – this appears below all the content of your site.
  • Bio Area – this appears below the content of the ‘header’ up top on your site.
  • Contact Form – the left side of your ProPhoto Contact Form is made using widget content.
  • …and more

How do I use widgets?

Well, that depends on the widget. Some widgets simply let you choose some options and ‘just work’, while other require you to fill in content yourself, and others interact with other ProPhoto settings like the Custom Icon widget.

Find the WordPress widgets screen here:  ”Appearance” > “Widgets”  and learn some general tips for working with widgets in this video:

If you need to add special content inside your Posts or Pages this does not involve widgets. You may need to look for a WordPress Plugin to do whatever you need to do if ProPhoto does not support it already: ”Plugins” > “Add New”

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