Support Documentation

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Sites at Penn State and WordPress, from basic WordPress features to theme and plugin set-up instructions.

Widgets & Sidebars

A widget is a small box that performs a specific function for your site, allowing you to further personalize it. A calendar, a Twitter feed, and a music player are just three of many examples of widget options. Widgets can appear in your site’s sidebar.

Note: Some options and details discussed in the links below may appear differently (or may not be present at all) in your site’s Dashboard.

The following are all external links:

Useful Widgets

Here is a non-comprehensive list of widgets you may find useful for your site.

Note: Some options and details discussed in the links below may appear differently (or may not be present at all) in your site’s Dashboard.

The following are all external links:

Jetpack-enabled Widgets

Jetpack includes several features that provide new widgets or widget functionality. See the Plugin page for how to activate it and more details about its features.

Specific widget-related features include (the following are all external links):

Extra Sidebar Widgets

Widget Visibility

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