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20 Best WordPress Widget Tutorials

WordPress Widgets make better use of space in your website sidebars and footer and you can easy to add your WordPress links, ads, text and other information in your sidebar without extensive code changes.

In today’s WordPress tutorials, I have collected some of best WordPress tutorials to teach you how to create a WordPress widget. These WordPress widget tutorials are perfectly suitable for beginners and experienced WordPress developers. If you like this WordPress widget tutorial collection you might also want to check out our previous posts below.

How To Create A Tab Widget In WordPress

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create the Tabber widget, which is very useful for when multiple widgets need to fit in a sidebar. It saves space and streamlines the appearance and functionality of your WordPress-powered website. View Tutorial

Tab Widget In WordPress

 

Building Custom WordPress Widgets

Building WordPress widgets is just like building a plugin but it is more simple and straightforward. All you need to do is have a single file in which all the PHP goes and it’s easier to code than a plugin which can have more than one file. View Tutorial

Custom WordPress Widgets

Custom Dashboard Widgets

The WordPress Dashboard is a great place to see updates, or any kind of information related to your activity. In this tutorial, we’ll see how to dispose of default widgets and how to create your own custom widgets. View Tutorial

Custom-Dashboard-Widgets

Create A Multi Author About Me WordPress Widget

In this tutorial we are going to create a WordPress widget that will display the author of the current post and will use the in-built WordPress user manager to store all the information we need. View Tutorial

multi author about me widget

 

Building a Countdown Timer Widget

In this tutorial explain how to build a widget plugin to add a countdown timer widgets for WordPress. View Tutorial

Countdown-Timer

 

How to Create a Simple Widget on WordPress

Another great and straightforward tutorial on creating WordPress widgets. View Tutorial

Simple-Widget

 

How To Create A Widget Plugin For WordPress

How to create your own widgets within a small plugin. This post will cover some extra points that you need to understand before creating the widget itself. View Tutorial

Widget Plugin

 

How To Create An Embeddable Content Plugin For WordPress

In this thorough tutorial by Sameer Borate you will learn to create a plugin for embeddable content on WordPress widgets. You will be able to embed posts, ads, photo gallery etc. View Tutorial 

Content-Plugin

 

Creating a Custom WordPress Widget with Widget Options

In this more advanced tutorial you will be guided through the process of creating a “About Us” widget with widget options. Tutorial is well written and includes the code examples as well as screenshots to make easy to follow and understand. View Tutorial

Custom WordPress Widget with Options

 

Twitter Trends Widget for WordPress

In this tutorial we are going to create a WordPress widget that displays Twitter Trends by region. We will use Twitter’s Trends API and update trends after a specific time duration using WordPress’ Transients API. View Tutorial

Twitter Trends Widget

 

Facebook Like Box Widget for WordPress

In this tutorial we are going to create a WordPress widget which displays your Facebook like box. With this WordPress widget you will have the option to display the box header, show your latest fans and show your latest Facebook stream. View Tutorial

facebook like box

 

Create Your Custom WordPress Dashboard Widget

WordPress Dashboard shows most recent updates and activity at your website. It’s nice to have useful things at hand, so let’s expand this functionality a little and create a custom widget for the WordPress Dashboard. View Tutorial

Creating-your-own-dashboard

 

Advanced WordPress Widgets

Custom widgets are fantastic additions to all WordPress themes and plugins, and they are relatively easy to create, once you have the no how. This tutorial will walk you through the steps needed to create just about any kind of widget. View Tutorial

Advanced WordPress Widgets

 

Inserting Widgets With Shortcodes

The shortcode ability of WordPress is extremely underrated. his tutorial is for experienced WordPress users; we will be looking at the widgets object and shortcodes without delving into too much detail about how and why they work. View Tutorial

inserting-widgets-with-shortcodes

 

Create a “Mashable-Inspired” Sidebar Social Widget for WordPress

In this tutorial explain how to create a “Mashable-Inspired” Sidebar Social Widget for WordPress View Tutorial

Sidebar-Social-Widget

 

Create a TwitterRSS Stats Widget for WordPress

In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps of setting up a widget, its settings form, and displaying it on your site. View Tutorial 

TwitterRSS

 

Add A Custom RSS Dashboard Metabox In WordPress

how to create a custom RSS metabox within the WordPress dashboard. View Tutorial 

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