Widgets & Sidebars

Widgets »Custom HTML Widget

The Custom HTML Widget allows you to add HTML code to the sidebar or footer of your site.

Note: Some HTML tags like scriptiframeforminput, and style are not available on Premium, Personal, or free plans. You need to upgrade to the WordPress.com Business Plan  and install a custom plugin or theme to use them.

Custom HTML Widget Basics

Here’s an example of a Custom HTML widget:

The font and appearance of the title in widgets varies by theme, so yours will look different. This example is from the Sapor theme.

Add a Custom HTML widget to your sidebar or footer by going to My Site(s) → Appearance → Widgets. Click on the name of the sidebar or footer where you want the widget to appear, then click the Add a Widget button:

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Next, use the search field provided to find the Custom HTML widget, then click the widget title to add it to the sidebar:

Enter your title and Custom HTML content to the widget. As you do so, you’ll see a preview of the widget appear on your site.

Note: Some HTML tags like scriptiframeforminput, and style are only permitted with a WordPress.com Business plan with a custom plugin or theme installed.

When you’re satisfied, click Save & Publish to add the widget to your site.

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