The Linux Newbie – since 1996 blog always has a lot going on over in the sidebar area (on right side of main content). I am constantly updating it ‘n changing it ‘n adding to or removing from it ‘n trying to improve it, etc. I recently added a new Text Widget/s to the sidebar to show some item/s that I found at a low price…usually some computer component or computer related item…sometimes a fun item like a ‘Sneaker Dryer‘ that I thought was ridiculous, and then discovered that sneaker/shoes/boot dryers are apparently very popular (I stick mine in the sunshine)!?! Computer components ‘n computers have price fluctuations all year long, and prices are running high right now which makes deals harder to find (they don’t last long either!). I search some sites at least once a day, even tho I’m not really looking to buy anything right now…mainly just keeping up with prices. I try to keep a good deal or two in the sidebar area, so be sure to check when you visit.

What is: Sidebar

  • A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme.

(I use just the single sidebar on the right because its all I need.)

What is: Widgets

  • In WordPress, widgets are blocks of content that you can add to your site’s sidebars, footers, and other areas.

OK … ‘dats it!