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Tips to Effectively use Widgets in WordPress Website

In order to make your website more flexible and customized, one can make use of widgets which is an add on feature for your WordPress site that makes your website exactly the way you wanted it to be. This feature was first introduced in WordPress 2.2 version and from then every new WordPress version release incorporated this feature in it along with regular modifications.

By adding amazing features and functionalities in the sidebar and in the widget area of the installed theme, Widgets have made it very easy and convenient for the end users to use WordPress based website efficiently. Widgets have become like a necessity for every website, it has become an integral part of WordPress and nowadays almost all WordPress themes comes with widget ready sidebars.

WordPress offers some common widgets in WordPress widget panel but it also enables its users to add more new widgets for users to improve the flexibility, functionality and to extend the utility of widget panel. Several different widgets can be added to a WordPress site either by hand coding or simply by installing specific plugins.

Below we have mentioned a few tips that can help you efficiently in using widgets for your WordPress site. Let’s have a look:
Text Widgets: Make them PHP Friendly

Text widgets allows you to enter HTML codes and with a bit of hand-coding you can get a PHP friendly text widget that would enable you to enter PHP coding within your WordPress widget. PHP friendly widgets makes them more flexible for the end users and then the only thing you need to do is copy and paste the below shown code. Isn’t it too easy? Yes it is

Code: add_filter(‘widget_text’, ‘php_text’, 99);
function php_text($ text) {
if (strpos($ text, ” . $ text);
$ text = ob_get_contents();
ob_end_clean();
}
return $ text;
}

Tabbed widgets: With Tabbed widgets plugin

If you want to create tabbed interface for widgets just like the tabbed windows in the content section, Tabbed widgets plugin is what you need then. In order to display multiple widgets tabbed widget plugin creates a tabbed interface in the sidebar of your WordPress site and enables you to display multiple widgets. Not only this, it also helps in displaying the most recent, popular and featured posts with better and improved navigation in minimum space.

In terms of popularity, WordPress is the CMS (Content Management System) which is ranked at first position. All the above mentioned tips can help you empower your WordPress site effectively.

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Owopetu Abiola is a seasoned blogger, movie actor, a writer, a special educator and the lovers of the learners with special needs. He graduated from the University of Ibadan studying Special Education. He is an internet marketer, SEO manager, web developer and currently a media director at Impactful Generational Leverage Organization (IGLO) an NGO.

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