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Widgets allow you to add additional content to your header and footer and require no coding experience. First you need to set up the Widget Areas where the widgets will appear, which are enabled from the Customizer.
Adding Widgets to the Header and Footer
- In the Dashboard navigate to Customizer → Design → Layout → Header or Footer
- Choose the widget area where you want to edit sidebar
- The controls for the widget area are used to add a title, change colors, and add new widgets by clicking the button at the bottom of the controls
- Click the Publish button to save your changes
Customizing Widgets in the Header and Footer
Change Widget Background, Heading, and Link Colors
Once you’ve added Widgets to your header or footer, you can customize their appearance. Navigate to Customize → Widgets → [Widget Area] and you’ll find controls to modify the color for Backgrounds, Headings, and Links in your widget area. Note the Eraser icon in the background, which will give your widgets a “Transparent” background, so it matches the already existing color.
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