Background• Widget or Gadget is?• Widget of Wordpress• Use of Widget• How to use Widget for Website?
Gadget ของ Google• Miniature objects made by Google users like you that offer cool and dynamic content that can be placed on any page on the web.• Gadgets might come in handy when you re at work (to-do list, currency converter, calendar), at school (calculator, Wikipedia, translation tool), or just passing time (news, blogs, games). You can add gadgets• you like to iGoogle and, if you have Google Desktop installed, you can also add gadgets to your computers desktop. ที่มา : http://www.google.com/webmasters/gadgets/
Widget ของ Yahoo• Yahoo! Widgets are small, specific applications that you can run on your Windows or Mac OS desktop. We keep them small and specific for convenience and performance reasons. Because they are so small, Widgets need another application to run. Its the Yahoo! Widget application, and you can download the application and a starter set of Widgets to your PC or Mac from widgets.yahoo.com.• A Widget can do almost anything from displaying a weather forecast to playing a game. Widgets generally sit on your desktop and dont look like applications as were used to seeing them in a standard window. Instead, Widgets tend to look like small pictures or animations. ที่มา : http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/widgets/basics/basics-01.html
Widget of Wordpress• Widget is a fancy word for tools or content that you can add, arrange, and remove from the sidebar(s) of your blog.• Widgets make it easy to customize the content of your sidebar(s). You can learn more about the widgets we offer by checking out the Related links on the right.
You can access your widgets from theAppearance -> Widgets screen in your Dashboard.
Adding Widgets• To add a widget, drag the widget from the Available Widgets or Inactive Widgets area on the left into the Sidebar area on the right. When you see a dashed line appear, you can drop the widget into place.
Configuring Widgets• Each widget has configuration options. To make changes to a widget in the sidebar, click on the triangle on the right side.
Configuring Widgets• This will open up the options for the widget. Each widget will be different. Here is an example of the Archives widget.• After you have have configured the widget, click the Save button. Clicking the Close link will minimize the configuration options again.
Removing Widgets• If you would like to remove a widget from the sidebar, click the Delete link in the configuration options as show above.
Widgets » Calendar Widget• Here’s what the Calendar Widget looks like when activated on a blog sidebar:• Settings:Once you add the widget to your sidebar from Appearance -> Widgets, you’ll see that the widget settings look like this:
Widgets » Blog Stats Widget• The Blog Stats Widget displays the total number of views to your blog (not including your own views). It’s a nice way of showing off how popular your blog is.• Here’s an example what it looks like when it’s activated on a blog sidebar:
• Settings • Once you add the widget to your sidebar from Appearance -> Widgets, you’ll see that the widget settings look like this: • Title: Set the title to use above the blog stats count. (i.e. Stats, Traffic Love) • 123,45: Set the word(s) to use along with the number. “hits” and “views” are popular choices, but feel free to get creative and make up your own.
Widgets » Categories Widget• The Categories Widget organizes your posts by category in your blog’s sidebar. This can be handy for readers who want to find more of your posts about certain topics.• Here’s what it looks like when it’s activated on a blog sidebar:
Once you add the widget to your sidebar fromAppearance -> Widgets, you’ll see that the widget settingslook like this: • Title – Sets the title that will display above the categories in the sidebar. (i.e. Categories)
Show as dropdown – Check this box to display thecategories in a drop down menu rather than as a list. This is handy if you want to save space or have a lot of categories.
Show post counts – If this box is checked, the the totalnumber of published posts for that particular category will be displayed next to the link. You can show post countswith both the list and dropdown menu formats.
Show hierarchy – If you have parent and child categories(subcategories within main categories) you can choose to display the hierarchy (pictured below) or just leave the list “flat,” without indicating which subcategories fit inside your main categories (pictured above). You can show category hierarchies with both the list and dropdown menu formats.
• Category Order• If you need to show your categories in a certain order, you can build a Custom Menu then adding a Custom Menu Widget instead.