How to create Image widget in WordPress site
By Adarsh Sojitra on May 2nd, 2021
WordPress is the most popular content management system because it has a user-friendly interface. With the help of WordPress, We can create webpages with our customization. Generally, to create a website, we must have technical knowledge. But, With the use of WordPress, it’s not that mandatory. Now, let’s talk about one of the best plugins available in the WordPress library. The Simple Image Widget plugin allows you to add image widget to your WordPress site without working with HTML and CSS codes.
Image widget provides a drag-and-drop interface so that you can easily add pictures to the widget area according to your choice. You can get this plugin from the WordPress site by installing it in one click in your WordPress site. Once the installation is done, you just have to activate it to start using it.
Your Simple Widget plugin is available in an orange color hexagon shape box with an image icon, so that you can identify the plugin. In this guide, We will explain you How to install simple image widget in WordPress and then we will learn How to configure image widget with the help of this plugin.
First let’s install the plugin in WordPress.
How to install Simple Image Widget in WordPress
Step 1: Log in to your WordPress administrator panel with your Username and Password.
Note that you will need administrator access to WordPress. It is because we are going to install a new plugin which requires administrator role.
Step 2: Now, click on the Plugin tab that is available in the left-sided tab section juast as shown in the below image.
Step 3: Then, click on Add New Button or Tab to install a new plugin on your WordPress Account. You can find the Add New button on top of the page. Or you can also click on Add New tab from the left-side tab section.
Step 4: You can see a Search Box on the top-right corner of the page. Enter the plugin name Simple Image Widget in the Search Box. You will get some similar results from your Search plugin as you can see in the below image.
Step 5: After That, you have to find the correct plugin from the search lists which is the Simple Image Widget. Your plugin is available in an Orange colour hexagon box with an image icon. You can see the Icon in the below image. You have to click on the Install Now button that is given on all the cards. Now click on your Install Now button to start your installation process as you can see in the below image.
Step 6: When your Installation Process will be complete successfully. As Result, your Install Now button will change into the Activate button as you can see in the below image.
You have to click on the Activate button to activate the plugin on your WordPress Account. Once the plugin is activated, you will see a success message on the Plugins list page.
So, this is how you can install this plugin in WordPress. Once the installation is complete and the plugin is active, We can start using the plugin to create awesome Image widgets in WordPress without writing code.
How to add Simple Image widget in WordPress
Step 1: Log in to your WordPress account dashboard with your Username and Password.
Step 2: Now, click on the Appearance tab that is available on the left side tab section as you can see in the below image.
Step 3: When you click on the Appearance tab, an Appearance Menu appear below that, on the other side Appearance tab will be expanded on your screen. After That, Click on the Widgets from the left sidebar as you can see in the below image.
Step 4: When you click on the Widget tab, a new page will open on your screen; that is your Widget Page. You have to click on Image (Simple) that is available in the Drop-down Menu box as you can see in the below image.
Step 5: When you click on the Image (Simple) Drop-down Menu box will open on the screen. Select the widget area from the Drop-down Menu, then click on the Add Widget button that is in the blue colour button as you can see in the below image.
Step 6: The highlighted area of the image is your Sidebar section, where you can fill in all details about your image as you can see in the below image.
Step 7: The first option is your Title Box. Where you can write your image Title. Enter your widget’s image title here.
Now, click on the Choose an Image button to upload your image. You will get the Select File button on the centre of the page, this will help you to select your file easily from your computer. You can see your Image is now successfully added to your Image (simple) area as below.
Now, come to the next option, which is your Size option. With this option, you can choose the image size. It can be Thumbnail, Small, Medium or Large image.
Step 8: Just after the size drop-down, come to the next option that is Link. This field will be useful to redirect the user after clicking on the image. For Example- www.google.com.
After linking the image to the website, clicking on Checkbox. This will help you to open the link in the new browser window.
The next option is your Link Text and it will help you to set the link text. For Example – Google.
Now, come to the next option that is the Text option. This area will help you to describe the image.
Step 9: Once, you fill in all the information that is required, click on the Save button if you want to save the information.
Notice: If you do not want to save the information that you have filled then click on the Delete link as you can see in the below image.
So, this is how you can create and manage simple Image widget in WordPress. This plugin is specially useful to you if you are earning money from different Affiliate marketing programs or lead generation. This plugin is helpful to you if you sell advertising space on your site.
We hope this tutorial was helpful for you. If you have questions, Feel free to write down your questions in the following comment section. We are happy to help!