In WordPress, a Widget is content that you can add onto one of your website’s sidebars by dragging and dropping. It’s accessible from the Appearance<Widgets area of your WordPress Dashboard.
You can add a widget to any available sidebar or widgetized footer area by dragging it into that area, configuring its settings, and then saving.[sharable-quote tweet=”Widget: In WordPress, content that you can easily add to your sidebar or footer area by dragging and dropping.” hashtags=”#wordpress #widget #blogging” url=”https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/glossary/widget/” template=”quote”]
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|Look up widget in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.|
Widget is a placeholder name for an unnamed, unspecified, or hypothetical manufactured good or product. The word was coined by George S. Kaufman in his play Beggar on Horseback (1924).
This meaning has been extended in various ways: