“Organizing your side bar” Challenge

Time to move on to another part of your blog where small changes have a big impact: your sidebar.

Today, add one new widget to your blog — think strategically! — and customize its title and settings. You don’t have to keep it, but get comfortable with the process. Visit the resource page to explore:

  • What widgets are and how they’re useful
  • How to choose the right widgets for your blog
  • Basic ways to customize widgets

(Using a theme that doesn’t have a widget area, or prefer not to use widgets? That’s fine! Spend some more time playing with color and font; the combinations are endless.)

Widgets add color and personality along with additional information. But! Too much of a good thing invites clutter and distraction; overdoing widgets becomes counterproductive. Make sure you’re happy with how your sidebar functions today — tomorrow, we delve deeper into custom widgets!

Ready to add a widget?

Open your Customizer

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