Enabling sidebar widgets for your WordPress theme
I’ve made a post entitled “Enabling sidebar widgets for your WordPress theme” over at the popular blog, The Blog Herald. Go check it out and let me know what you think! I don’t usually write tutorials so I’d like some feedback on it so I can make it better the next time around. Here’s an excerpt from the post:
So, you’ve got that brand-spanking-new (or kind-of-new) WordPress theme, and you’re strutting your stuff like it’s no one’s business. What next? Well, with WordPress 2.2 being released yesterday, major changes come along with it. One of the most important changes to take place involve sidebar widgets; these were once provided as a plugin, but are now built right into the application.
In this post, I am going to walk you through on what you need to know to ‘widgetize’ your blog’s theme, meaning we first have to allow your blog’s theme to use widgets. If you haven’t yet installed WordPress 2.2, then don’t worry, because you can install sidebar widgets as a separate plugin and still follow along.
Okay, now that you’ve got WordPress widgets installed, we first have to widgetize your theme.