WordPress: Add widgets to your site

Task: Add a widget (or several) to your WordPress site.
Points: 3-5/each


Widgets are little sidebars or blocks that enhance your site, making it more dynamic and customized. I have 3 widgets on my homepage of this course site: the Mac OS shortcuts image, a tag cloud, and the Twitter feed from @PolitiFact.

[Update: I now have 4 widgets — I added the Quarantine Party playlist from Spotify after helping the morning class troubleshoot how to do it. If you want to learn how to embed a playlist, head over to this page.]

But there are dozens more possibilities. You can add as many widgets to your site as you want (keeping in mind that the maximum amount of points you can receive from WordPress enhancements in this unit is 25).

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