WordPress Blogging Tutorial 8 – Working with Widgets
The Clustermap widget located at the bottom right of Mathematics and Multimedia page is an example of a widget. The Clustermap reveals the location of the visitors. The code of the Clustermap for Mathematics and Mutlimedia is shown below.
<a id=”clustrMapsLink” href=”http://www3.clustrmaps.com/counter/maps.php?url=http://mathandmultimedia.com/”><img style=”border:0;” title=”Locations of visitors to this page” src=”http://www3.clustrmaps.com/counter/index2.php?url=http://mathandmultimedia.com/” alt=”Locations of visitors to this page” /></a>
Some widgets are just codes that you can directly copy and paste to your website, while there are others, like Clustermap, where you have to register your website or blog first, before you will be given the widget code.
Widgets in WordPress
To embed a widget in WordPress, go to your Dashboard and select Widget from the Appearance panel. You will see a list of available widgets. Drag the widgets of your choice to your side bar. Non-Wordpress widgets can be embedded using the Text widget. Drag the text widget to your side bar, click the text widget, and then paste the widget code.
Here are some websites where you can get widgets: