Adding a custom widget

If you need to add something custom to your sidebar or another widget area (something that doesn’t come with a plugin), this is one way of doing this.

In this case, we are adding a button with a link to the Primary Sidebar.

  1. Open a new post.
  2. Add your button as an image placed into the post then link that image to the link you want it to go to.
    Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 12.53.29 PM
  3. Click the “Text” tab in the editor and copy all the code.
    Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 12.54.24 PM
  4. Go to “Appearance —> Widgets” and place an empty “Text Widget” into the area where you want your button. Paste the code copied above into that Text Widget and click “Save.” — You have now added your button with a link into your sidebar.
    Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 12.55.36 PM

About HighmarkDesigns

Hanna Bernard – Graphic Designer: After almost ten successful years in Sweden, Hanna moved to the Bay Area/Silicon Valley and took her company with her. In the Bay Area, she had the pleasure to work on several projects for some of the biggest, most well-known high-tech players in the Silicon Valley such as Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, Siemens, Baan, UC Berkeley, and Netscape, among others.
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