How to add graphic to widget

How to Add Graphic to widget

How to Add Graphic to widgetFirst, what is a widget?  Hmm…Good question! Well, it’s a small item located on a post or page sidebar of your Wordpress blog or site.  Usually visible on all pages and or posts.  It’s usually on the right side but sometimes it appears on the left side. This depends on your WordPress Theme.

We have a post here that explains what a widget is and where it’s located.
How to use a widget.

However, for this post, I am going to show you how to add an image in a widget.

How to Add Graphic to widget

How to Add Graphic to widget

As you can see on the example above there is no “Image” on our widget.  So we will add one right where it says “Put Your Image Here”.

First, go to appearance then widgets.  Locate the text box located on the left side of your dashboard.

You will drag and drop the text box over to the right side under “Side Bar”.  Depending on you theme you might have other widgets located there.  Just make sure to add it there.

How to Add Graphic to widget

Ok, now find the image you want to show in the widget. More than likely it will be in the media library or you can upload it from your own drive.

Once you find the image just click the graphic and it will give you the following.

How to Add Graphic to widget

 

Once you have copied this URL file you will need to paste it into the widget box using a bit of HTML.  But it’s really easy.

Here is the URL from that file.
http://trainwp.siterubix.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cropped-512-favicon.jpg

Now we will add the necessary HTML and enter into the widget box.
<img src=”http://trainwp.siterubix.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cropped-512-favicon.jpg”></a>

How to Add Graphic to widget

Don’t forget to save it via the blue button on bottom right corner.  Clear your cache using your caching plugin.

How to Add Graphic to widget

How to Add Graphic to widget

 

As you can see the graphic is now on the right hand side of our widget.

 

 

Paul Guzman WordPress Blogger, Advisor, and loves to help other WordPress website users become successful. Father, Husband, Grandfather and all around good guy.

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