WordPress Widgets are WordPress Plugins that add visitor visual and interactivity options and features, such as sidebar widgets for post categories, tag clouds, navigation, search, etc. They were originally designed to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress Theme to the user in the sidebar, which is now available on properly “widgetized” WordPress Themes to include the header, footer, and elsewhere in the WordPress design and structure.
Widgets require no code experience or expertise. They can be added, removed, and rearranged on the WordPress Administration Appearance > Widgets panel. The order and placement is set by the WordPress Theme in the functions.php file.
Some WordPress Widgets offer customization and options such as forms to fill out, includes or excludes of data and information, optional images, and other customization features.
The Widgets SubPanel explains how to use the various Widgets that come delivered with WordPress.
The Widgets page at Automattic explains how to ‘widgetize’ WordPress Themes and Plugins, and how to write WordPress Widgets.
WordPress Widgets and Plugins featuring Widget options can be found in the WordPress Plugin Directory.
How can you use the WordPress widgets in your Website
Well if you are a developer like my self you can create a full WordPress Website controlled all by Widgets Only. To activate / deactivate widgets in your website please check my other post “How to active WordPress Widget“.