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Newbie’s Guide : Creating Custom WordPress Widgets

Sarah Parker teaches the basics of plugin development with how to create custom WordPress widgets for your customary needs.

For those who run WordPress powered websites understand the importance of adding widgets on their site. Widgets are a great way to add content and additional features on your website. They make it extremely easy for you to simply drag and drop several elements such as sidebar, header, footer, of your website and thus making the most out of its functionality.
By utilizing widgets correctly, you can make your website useful for your visitors. And the best thing about them is, you can use them anywhere you want, thus helping users to find more content on your website.
Many of the WordPress users always search for the perfect WordPress widget that will help them do exactly what they want, but with a little technical knowledge and coding skills, you may find it easier for you to create your own WordPress custom widget.

In this tutorial, I am going to show you the ways through which you can create your custom widget. For a better understanding, I’ll be covering some extra points that you need to understand before you actually start creating the widget itself.