How to Create a Widget for a Website Using WordPress Shortcodes

Are you looking to add customized widgets to your website or non-widget area of the site? Then this tutorial is for you! By using WordPress shortcodes, you can add customized widgets anywhere on your website. You don’t need to know how to code for this either!

In this tutorial, we’ll be using a drag and drop page builder called Elementor to build our widget. We’ll also be using a plugin called Anywhere Elementor, which must be installed before you proceed. Both plugins are free and available in the WordPress plugin repository.

First, navigate to the plugin area in your WordPress dashboard. Click “Add New” and search for the Anywhere Elementor plugin. Install and activate the plugin. You will now see a new element called “AE templates.” Here, you can add your new customized widgets. Click the “Add New” button to start designing your widget. You can name the template using any name, such as “Elementor full width.” After that, click the “Edit with Elementor” button to start designing.

Elementor is a drag and drop page builder, so you can design whatever you want without any coding knowledge. Once you’ve finished designing your widget, save your changes and exit from Elementor.

Next, navigate to the widget section under the “Appearance” menu. Copy the template shortcode and paste it there. This shortcode can be added in the footer widget area using a text box. Let’s see if the website displays our customized widget.

And that’s it! You can now see your customized widget displayed on your website. If you have any issues regarding this tutorial, open the question directly on the My Next Community Forum. We hope you enjoy creating your customized widgets using WordPress shortcodes!