The Custom Menu WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. allows you to display pages, categories, and custom links in your site’s sidebarSidebar 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.. To use it, you first need to create a custom menu.

Here’s an example of what it looks like when it’s activated on a sidebar.

Once you add the widget to your sidebar from the Appearance -> Widgets page, you’ll see that the widget settings look like this.

  • Title: Sets text that will display immediately above the custom menu in the sidebar.
  • Select Menu: Use this to choose which of your custom menus to display. If you haven’t already created a custom menu, you’ll need to do that first on the Menus page.

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