WordPress.com Introduce Sidebar Widgets

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The WordPress widget is not a Mac OS X widget. It is widget for WordPress themes. WordPress.com member can get it in their WordPress admin panels. Under “Presentation”, you will see an extra “Sidebar Editor” tab.

Widget sidebar move

What does WordPress widgets do?

With WordPress widgets, you can easily change the sidebar elements and sort them. Besides some common sidebar elements, now you can add rss feeds, del.icio.us bookmark, and your own text into the sidebar.

It is completely done in the WordPress admin, no file editing needed (which is what we are doing now).

My two cents

WordPress widget is cool! I wish the API will be ported to WordPress soon!

[via Lorelle on WordPress]

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11 Responses to WordPress.com Introduce Sidebar Widgets

  1. Paul Ooi March 15, 2006 at 9:00 am #

    yea, word press gadget is cool. It is very easy manage plugin. Wanted to try out too.

  2. cariduit March 16, 2006 at 11:39 am #

    yes it cool and easy to use even for a noob like me. can add lots of things also easy to navigate. wish i could add adsense there. :)

  3. roshan March 17, 2006 at 12:03 am #

    I believe the widgets are for only WordPress.com blogs and not wordpress.org blogs…Does wordpress.co have a facility to insert adsense?

  4. LcF March 17, 2006 at 1:42 am #

    No, wordpress.com does not support template editing yet, therefore we can’t add adsense code on it.


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