So you want to know how to add a widget in WordPress? Well lets get right into it:
Step #1 Find you functions.php file in your WordPress theme and look for this code
you will find several lines of code look for this
at the end of it and add the following make sure you leave the last “}” because you will need that:
register_sidebar( array( 'name' => __( 'maximus-great-widget' ), 'id' => 'header-widget', 'description' => __( 'An optional widget area for your site header' ), 'before_widget' => '<div id="the-maximus-widget">', 'after_widget' => "</div>", 'before_title' => '<div id="the-maximus-widget-title">', 'after_title' => '</div>', ) );
You want to give the widget a name you can see the name of this widget is maximus-great-widget.
Notice we gave it an id called header-widget
Notice we gave the widget a div tag called the-maximus-widget and then we closed the tag with the after_widget code with a closing div tag.
Notice that we gave the widget a title div tag as well called the-maximus-widget-title
You can change all these names but make sure that you remember what you named them.
Step #2 Now we can add the code to where we want the contents of the widget to appear. I want it to appear in the header of the theme that I am editing so I will put it in my header.php file in my theme.
<?php if ( ! dynamic_sidebar( 'maximus-great-widget' ) ); ?>
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