Essential Widgets

Essential Widgets – A free WordPress plugin for widgets allows you to create and add interesting widgets on your website to make it more attractive and welcoming. Essential Widgets stays true to the essence of its name and offers exactly what you expect from a widgets plugin—all the “essential” widgets for your website. The plugin has been crafted beautifully to draw the extra attention to the important parts of your website. Essential Widgets provides you with the ability to have more control over the widgets with the various customization options. This free WordPress plugin for widgets allows you to create 7 different interesting widgets on your website. All the 7 widgets provided to you comes with so many customization options and are very easy to use. So, with Essential Widgets plugin, customize the interesting widgets your way and display them anywhere you want on your website to make it more dynamic.

Amazing Features

Super Simple to Set Up

Essential Widgets is super easy to set up. Even the beginners can set it up easily and also, you do not need to have any coding knowledge. Just install, activate, customize it your way and enjoy the plugin

7 fully customizable widgets

Essential Widgets, the new WordPress plugin for widgets allows you to create and add 7 awesome widgets to your website. All of the 7 widgets are fully customizable and extremely easy to use. With zero coding knowledge, you can just pick the widgets and drop them to the area of your choice. 7 Widgets: Archives, Authors, Categories, Menu, Pages, Posts and Tags.

Free Vs Pro (Premium)

FreeFeaturesPro (Premium)
Responsive Design
Super Easy Setup
Lightweight
Number of posts
Select image sizes
Widgets
Display By Tags
Archives Widget
Authors Widget
Categories Widget
Menus Widget
Pages Widget
Posts Widget
Tags Widget
Layout Options
Column Options
About Widget
Advertisement Codes Widget
Advertisement Images Widget
Featured Embeds Widget
Featured Images Widget
Featured Pages Widget
Featured Posts Widget
Gallery Images Widget
Gallery Pages Widget
Gallery Posts Widget
Newsletter Widget

More Features

Order

You have the freedom to choose how your content would be displayed—whether in ascending or descending alphabetical order by author name, title, date, or in random order.

Lightweight

It is extremely lightweight. You do not need to worry about it affecting the space and speed of your website

Supports All theme on WordPress

You don’t have to worry if you have a slightly different or complicated theme installed on your website. It supports all the themes on WordPress and makes your website more striking and playful.

Number of Posts

You have the option to choose the number of posts you want to display on your website. Pick the number of posts that suits the best on your website.

Widgets

Multitude of widget options provide you with the option to choose the widgets that you want to display. You can have full control over each widget’s visibility and appearance. You can assign different contents on your sidebars, footer and any sidebar widgets.

Incredible Support

We have a great line of support team and support documentation. You do not need to worry about how to use the plugins we provide, just refer to our Tech Support Forum. Further, if you need to do advanced customization to your website, you can always hire our theme customizer!

Responsive Design

One of the key features of our plugins is that your website will magically respond and adapt to different screen sizes delivering an optimized design for iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices. No longer will you need to zoom and scroll around when browsing on your mobile phone.

Super Simple to Set Up

It is super easy to set up. Even the beginners can set it up easily and also, you do not need to have any coding knowledge. Just install, activate, customize it your way and enjoy the plugin.

Plugin Instructions

1) Installation #

a)Using the WordPress Administration Panel

You can download Plugins directly to your blog by using the Add New Plugins option in the Plugins sub-menu.
  1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel
  2. Go to "Plugins => Add New"
  3. Search for Essential Widgets by CatchThemes
  4. Click on "Install Now" install and then "Activate" to activate the Plugin

b)Manual Installation using FTP

To add a new Plugin to your WordPress installation, follow these basic steps:
  1. Download Essential Widgets from your Catch Themes https://catchthemes.com/plugins/essential-widgets/ page to your Desktop
  2. Unzip essential-widgets.zip to your Desktop
  3. Using an FTP client to access your host web server. Go to /wp-content/plugins/ and make sure that you do not already have a essential-widgets folder installed. If you do, then back it up and remove it from /wp-content/plugins/ before uploading your copy of Essential Widgets
  4. Upload Essential Widgets to /wp-content/plugins/
  5. Activate Essential Widgets through "Plugins", in your WordPress Dashboard

Updating Plugin Using the Administration Panel #

You can update Themes directly from the Administration Panel by simply pressing the update button in the main plugins page.

Updating Plugins Using FTP

To update Plugin though FTP, follow these basic steps:
  1. Download Essential Widgets from your Catch Themes https://catchthemes.com/plugins/essential-widgets/ page to your Desktop
  2. Unzip essential-widgets.zip to your Desktop
  3. Using an FTP client to access your host web server, go to /wp-content/plugin/ and upload your new copy of Essential Widgets Plugin which shall replace the old files

Add Widget #

You can add widgets to your widget area from two location1. Go to "Appearance => Widgets", then drag the various widgets available from Essential Widgets plugin to the widget area or you can click in the widget then list of widget area will appear, now you can choose desired widget area and click on "Add Widget".2. Go to "Appearance => Customize => Widgets", then you can find list of widget area. Click on the any widget area and you will see "Add a Widget" option by click on it you will find various widgets available from Essential Widgets plugin which you can add to respected widget area.

Available Widgets #

  1. EW: Archives: The Archives widget comes with various customization options. Choose a title, limit the number of posts, select the archive type, post type, order and more with the Archives widget.
  2. EW: Authors: Displaying the author’s information is kind of a must-have feature if your website has multiple authors. Our new WordPress widgets plugin allows you to add Authors widget. With this widget, you can show the list of the authors on your website, the number of posts, select feed type, and more.
  3. EW: Categories: Essential Widgets Pro supports Categories widget. The widget provides you with various customizable options such as the title of the widget, taxonomy option, order option, number of categories to show, display as a list or none, number of posts to display, sort by option, select feed type ton display and display as text or image.
  4. EW: Menus: Bored with the same default menu? Our new WordPress plugin for widgets, Essential Widgets Pro supports Menus widget. With the Menus widget filled with various customization options, you can display your menus elegantly anywhere you want on your website.
  5. EW: Pages: Display a list of pages with the Pages widget. With various customization options being provided to you, you can showcase the pages that are more important on your website wherever you want with Essential Widgets Pro.
  6. EW: Posts: Essential Widgets Pro supports Posts widget. With the widget and its customizable options, you can easily display a list of posts on your website. You can add a title, select the post type, number of items to display, order, sort by, and more.
  7. EW: Tags: And last, but definitely not the least, the Tags widget. You can display a list of tags as cloud or list, select the order of the tags, sort by option and the number of items to be displayed. The widget also provides you with more customization options including the unit, separator, search, text type, and more.

Change Log

= 1.2.2 (Released: August 24, 2018) =
  • Bug Fixed: Upgrade links to Pro plugin on sidebar (Reported by: katilynn)
= 1.2.1 (Released: August 17, 2018) =
  • Bug Fixed: Enqueue widget scripts in customizer
= 1.2 (Released: July 05, 2018) =
  • Added: Widget switch button
  • Updated: Dashboard
= 1.1 (Released: May 07, 2018) =
  • Bug fixed: widget_categories, widget_archives class added
  • Compatibility check up to version 4.9.5
  • Update: Moved domain from catchthemes.com to catchplugins.com
= 1.0.1 =
  • Added: Added span to show count
  • Compatibility check up to version 4.9.4
  • Enhanced Security: Replaced wp_filter_post_kses with wp_kses_post
= 1.0.0 =
  • Initial Release

Essential Widgets

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