Widgets, also known as gadgets, are small tools or applications that can be added to a website or blog to enhance its content or functions, or to pull content and services from third-party websites. Widgets come in multiple forms, such as countdown tickers, photos, games, or interactive social media applications that allow you to chat. Some widgets in Blogger serve the purpose of enhancing your blog, such as listing your blog followers or allowing readers to subscribe to your blog content. Here are steps on how to add a widget to Blogger.
- Each time you use the "Add a Gadget" feature in Blogger, your new widget will always appear at the top of your layout above all your other widgets. You will be required to drag and drop your new widget to its desired location.
- When adding a widget using the "Add a Gadget" tool within Blogger, you have the option to enter the URL for a gadget you want to add from outside of Blogger. Click on the link that says "Add Your Own" and type in the name of the website you want to add.
- When adding Blogger widgets or customized widgets to your blog's sidebar, take note of the pixel width size to make sure it fits and is visible within your sidebar. If you are using a Blogger template, you can adjust the sidebar width using the Template Designer on the Design tab to accommodate your widget.
- Adding a large number of widgets to your blog may potentially cause your blog pages to load slower, however this may vary depending on the browser being used and personal browser configurations.