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New Course: Create and Style a Sidebar with Widgets

You won’t get too far with theme development before you need to create a sidebar where users can add and customize widgets.

Widgets are a fundamental component of WordPress that allow users to add special kinds of content to their site. Youtube videos, galleries, Google Maps embeds – there’s a widget for everything!

Take the sidebar and widgets course

What you’ll make

In this new course, you’ll register a “widget area” for the sidebar, and then style both the sidebar and all of WordPress’ 17 default widgets.

I’ll be using the Limitless theme as completed in the main theme course and show you how to add a fully-styled sidebar with widgets like this:

Sidebar Widgets

What you’ll learn

You’ll be able to add and style a sidebar with widgets for any theme after you complete this course. In particular, you’ll learn how to:

  • Create new widget areas
  • Output widget areas anywhere in your theme
  • Style a theme with a sidebar layout
  • Style all 17 of WordPress’ default widgets

If you’re ready to get started, click here to start the course.

I’ll see you inside!

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