In WordPress, widgets are snippets of content that you can add to special areas in sidebars, header, and footer. They can display a signup form, menu, navigation, information, or media that’s separate from the actual post or page. You see them visiting someone’s blog. Certainly, those are widgets.
Usually, each widget will be shown on every page of a website. But depending on your WordPress theme you can register new widget areas for specific pages such as the home page.
How to Use Widgets
As you can see, WordPress widgets offer an effortless and simple way for users to edit their website design without any coding experience.
Additionally, WordPress includes several snippets including categories, navigation menu, calendar, search bar, recent posts, and more out of the box.
They will help you to engaging users to your site and encouraging them to take action by signing up for your newsletter or following you on social media.
To find the full list of available widgets goes to the Appearance » Widgets page from the admin dashboard. Use Drag&Drop movements from the left side available ones to the right side of theme widget areas.
Even if it is not enough then you can expand at any time the widget list by installing the widget plugins.