Creating Custom Sidebar Widgets


Widgets, (also called modules, snippets, badgets, or gadgets) are chunks of HTML code that can be embedded into web pages to produce a specific outcome. They’re basically helpful little gizmos that perform an action separately from the rest of the site. They are usually dynamic rather than static, meaning a script within the code calls some sort of action that changes or updates periodically. Some of the early uses of embedded code chunks included hit counters and banner ads. Today widgets perform a multitude of tasks. Continue reading →