When you want an easy way to add functionality to your WordPress site, WordPress widgets are there to the rescue!
Without requiring any special knowledge, WordPress widgets let you add all kinds of cool functionality to various parts of your WordPress site. From a list of your most popular posts to a survey of your visitors, there’s a widget that can do it for you.
In this post, we’re going to cover all types of widgets that you can use with your WordPress site, including:
- Dedicated WordPress widgets that you can use via your theme’s widget areas (like your sidebar, and sometimes your footer)
- Generic widgets that you can use to add content to other areas of your WordPress site, like a notification bar or a slide-in.
And as a bonus, you can also use many of these widgets with a page builder plugin like Elementor or SiteOrigin for even more flexibility.
Basically, widgets aren’t just for sidebars anymore! You’ll be able to put helpful widgets pretty much anywhere on your WordPress site.
Let’s dive into the 12 best WordPress widgets in 2019.