Do you want to add WordPress widgets to your blog posts and landing pages?
Widgets make it easy for users to add different functionality to their posts and pages without having to write a single line of code. You can use the default widgets offered by WordPress or the ones offered by different plugins on your site.
In this article, we will show you how to easily add WordPress widgets to post and page content.
Why Add WordPress Widgets in Posts and Pages?
WordPress widgets are blocks of content that you typically add to your sidebars, headers, footers, and other areas. They offer a lot of flexibility to add different functionalities and features to your WordPress website layout.
For example, you can show your latest posts, add a contact form using a widget block, and more. The best part is that you don’t have to edit code to add them.
Previously, WordPress widgets could only be added to widget areas like a sidebar, header, or footer. However, with the WordPress block editor, you can now easily add widgets to your blog posts and pages.
By default, WordPress offers different types of widgets for archives, calendars, categories, custom HTML, shortcodes, latest comments, recent posts, RSS, search features, social icons, and more. Many WordPress plugins and themes also offer their own WordPress widgets.
That said, let’s look at how you can add WordPress widgets to posts and pages.
Adding WordPress Widgets to Post and Page Content
First, you will need to edit an existing WordPress post/page or add a new one.
Once you are in the WordPress content editor, go ahead and click the ‘Add Block’ (+) button to add a new widget.
Next, scroll down to the Widgets section and drag and drop the widget block that you want to add into the content.
Let’s say you want to show your latest WordPress blog posts within your content and increase engagement.
To do that, simply click on the Latest Posts widget, and your recent articles will appear in the content.
You’ll see more settings in the block panel on your right to edit and customize your widgets options.
Using widget blocks, you can also add shortcodes and custom HTML to your content without writing code. This makes it super easy to add advanced customization and gain more control over how your site looks.
If you also want to add a custom widget to your page/post, then see our tutorial on how to create custom widgets in WordPress.
Similarly, you can also use a widget block for any WordPress plugin you are using on your website.
For instance, if you are using WPForms, then you can use the WPForms block to add your form to the content.
When you add the WPForms block to your post and page content, simply select your form from the dropdown menu in the block itself.
Once you are done, go ahead and publish your blog post or page on your WordPress site.
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