LunchPress #34: Sidebars, widgets and shortcodes explained

LunchPress #34: What is a sidebar, widget and short code?What is a sidebar- based on theme- usually will collapse under main content- good for navigation, signups and other less important itemsMy fav sidebar plugins:- Recent Posts Widget Extended (https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/recent-posts-widget-extended/)- Custom Sidebars (https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/custom-sidebars/)What are widgets- plugins you install- you can turn off but keep info by dragging to bottomWhat is a shortcode:- plugin, often also a widget, contains square brackets do that you enter in short words to replace a lot of code- ideal when you want to insert special content into your page or post, you paste it in the visual editorUpcoming meetups- WordPress Halifax Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Halifax)- WordPress Developers Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Halifax/events/246849851/)

Posted by Eraserheader Design on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

 

LunchPress #34: Sidebars, widgets and shortcodes explained

 
What is a sidebar, widget and short code?

What is a sidebar
– based on theme
– usually will collapse under main content
– good for navigation, signups and other less important items

My fav sidebar plugins:
– Recent Posts Widget Extended (https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/recent-posts-widget-extended/)
– Custom Sidebars (https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/custom-sidebars/)

What are widgets
– plugins you install
– you can turn off but keep info by dragging to bottom

What is a shortcode:
– plugin, often also a widget, contains square brackets do that you enter in short words to replace a lot of code
– ideal when you want to insert special content into your page or post, you paste it in the visual editor

Upcoming meetups
– WordPress Halifax Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Halifax/)
– WordPress Developers Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Halifax/events/246849851/)

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