Working with widgets

A widget is a web tool that performs a specific function. They are usually seen as small windows on the side, top, or bottom of your screen. Some of the most common widgets are calendars, clocks, news feeds, and random quotations.

Widgets are seen in websites, in desktop of computers, or even in mobile phones. The two widgets below (the Calendar and Facebook widgets) are examples of widgets at the side bar of Blogineering.com. Note, however, that even though we used Facebook as example of a widget in this blog, WordPress.com does not allow embedding ‘Like Us Facebook’ widgets. It can only be embedded in hosted WordPress blogs.

 

Most widgets are codes that can be reused in different websites. They are written in  HTML,  Javascript, or other web programming  languages.The code below is the code of the Facebook widget shown above. Continue reading

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