FAQs About Widgets

Can I Use The Same Widget More Than Once?

Widget area with two Text Widgets.Yes, you can use the same widget multiple times in the same area or in different Widget areas. There are no restrictions.

For example, you may want to have two separate text areas in the same sidebar. Simply drag and drop the Text Widget over to the sidebar twice. Give each Text Widget  it’s own Title and Content.  Save your page or post and check your site.

The Text Widget also allows you to add HTML code into the Content Area.

Can I Bold Text In The Text Widget?

While pages and posts offer you text editing tools, widgets do not.  You’ll need to add some HTML tags to wrap around the text you want to be bold.  If you have the text:

“Here’s looking at you, kid” (Casablanca, 1942)

and you want ‘looking at you’ to be in bold text, you’ll just need to wrap that phrase around the HTML strong tag:

“Here’s <strong>looking at you</strong>, kid” (Casablanca, 1942) will give you this result:

“Here’s looking at you, kid” (Casablanca, 1942)

Notice that strong is surrounded by brackets and the second use of the word strong is closed with a diagonal.  This tells the browser to stop the bold text.

Can I Italicize Text In The Text Widget?

You’ll need to add some HTML tags to wrap around the text you want to be italic.  If you have the text:

“Here’s looking at you, kid” (Casablanca, 1942)

and you want ‘Casablanca’ to be in italicized text, you’ll need to wrap that phrase around the HTML emphasis tag:

“Here’s looking at you, kid” (<em>Casablanca</em>, 1942) will give you this result:

“Here’s looking at you, kid” (Casablanca, 1942)

Notice that em is surrounded by brackets and the second use of the tag em is closed with a diagonal.  This tells the browser to stop the italicized text.