How to Add WordPress Widgets in Post and Page

Adding WordPress widget in post and page could be a custom requirement for many users, even I used widget to show popular posts in the about us page of one of my site. So, like me there are many users who would like to place specific widgets in post content or a page.

However, the default WordPress set-up doesn't allow you to add WordPress widgets in post and page content. But the best part is, there is a solution for almost everything in WordPress.

Generally, you can add a widget only in widget ready areas of your site like the sidebar of your theme. But the rich WordPress plugin repository can provide you an option for any kind of customization you want to do on your WordPress site.

In this article we will discuss about a few plugins which can help us to add WordPress widgets in post and pages of WordPress site.

4 Plugins to Add Widgets in Post and Pages

amr shortcode any widget

To add WordPress widget in post content, you need to first install and activate amr shortcode any widget plugin. It's a simple and easy to use WordPress plugin with a straight forward objective to help you add a widget in your post and page content.

Once you activate the plugin, it creates a new widget ready position called widgets for shortcode.

Add WordPress widgets in post and pages

Now you can place the widgets of your choice in that widgets for shortcode areas, once your widgets are ready go to the post or page where you want to show the widgets and place the following shortcode in the page

[do_widget “widget name”]. eg: [do_widget “tag cloud”] 

Don't forget to change the widget name like the example above.

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Savvii Custom Post Widget

Savvii custom post widget is another superb free WordPress plugin to show specific custom post in a widget on in the content area using a shortcode. The highlight of this plugin is the editor, you can use the default WordPress editor to edit the widget and you can use the featured image too.

Once the widget is ready you can use the content blocks in posts and pages using the built-in shortcode functionality. This plugin creates a new custom post type by the name ‘content_block'.

Savvii Custom Post Widget

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Widgetize Pages Light

Another interesting plugin which helps WordPress users to add widgets in post and pages. Adding widgets in pages is a very simple and flexible way to build your own unique page layout on your WordPress site.

We have already listed out a few free drag and drop page builder plugin which can also help you to create unique layout for your site. If you don't want to use the page builder plugin, Widgetize Pages Light plugin can help you to achieve similar result.

Once you activate the plugin, it will create new option called Widgetize Pages where you need to create a new sidebar and add widgets there.

Widgetize Pages plugin

In the edit area you will now find an option to add rows and columns on your post or page where you can drop the sidebar you have created.

Widgetize Pages settings

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Sidebar & Widget Manager for WordPress

This is a premium WordPress plugin which is the pro version of Widgetize Pages mentioned above. It will help you to add WordPress widgets in posts and page content.

It's a very powerful WordPress plugin and it provides number of options and features to play around with your post and pages. It comes with Drag and drop OTW Grid Manage area which you can use to create unique layout with widgets.

This plugin is compatible with WooCommerce, bbPress and BuddyPress.

Widget on WordPress post and pages

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