How to Add WP Widgets for Catgories and Recent Posts

Who is this article for

- Anyone who owns the Jackson Pack and wants to have sidebar as in the Jackson demo page

Skill level

- Easy

Time to complete

- 3 minutes

Video tutorial

Before you start

- Make sure to have latest Divi and Jackson versions installed

Create widget areas and add widgets

Our goal here is to achieve this look of the sidebar, with Blog Categories and Recent Posts widgets in it:

Go to Dashboard menu->Appearance->Widgets.

Here you need to have two custom created widget areas. One called Blog Categories and other one called Recent Posts.

To add new widget area, simply use the form shown in the screenshot. Type in the widget area name and click a create button.

In Blog Categories, drag&drop Categories widget.
In Recent Posts, drag&drop Recent Posts widget.

Optionally, you can add widgets names and change the settings.

That's it!

Helpful resources

Jackson - Demo page
Jackson - Knowledge Base

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