Widgets are elements on the page which display various information. The selection of elements is enormous – besides the standard ones and ones pre-installed from the theme, there are many more available in the form of plugins. 

The Esthetique Theme offers a number of additional widgets:

  • About me - display some information about yourself. For example, a profile picture (or an avatar), name, surname, a short description and a link to a detailed description (for example a separate “About” page).
  • Simple Banner - create a simple advertising banner without opening a graphic program – choose a picture, headline and add a link.
  • Social Profiles - buttons for your social media profiles, you can also display the number of the fanpage likes or the number of followers on Twitter/Instagram etc.

Besides standard WordPress widgets and those build in the theme, in the demo we use two other plugins which you can install individually by entering WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New.
  • WordPress Popular Posts - show a list of the most popular entries on the blog, the description of the configuration can be found later in the article.
  • MailChimp for WordPress - a plugin which installs MailChimp with WordPress. You can easily add a newsletter to your blog.

Adding widgets.

In order to add, edit or remove a widget, go to WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets.

On the left side, you’ll see the list of available widgets, and on the right, the available "Widget Areas"

Esthetique Theme offers only one of those - Sidebar. 

Drag the widgets you wish to display to the sidebar area using the "Drag & Drop" method.

Click on the widget’s header to see the available options. After you’re done editing, remember to confirm the changes by clicking on the "Save" button.

You can also remove a widget by clicking on "Delete", which is located in the bottom left corner of the drop down menu.

Configuration of the WordPress Popular Posts widget.

If you want the widget to look like the one in the demo, set your options accordingly to those on the screen below.