Adding new widgets to your WordPress site is pretty easy, even if you don’t have coding knowledge. However, if you’re not a web developer and want to add a new widget to your sidebar or other widget area that’s an image with some text, that will typically require a little bit of coding added to a text widget, which can be tricky if you’ve never so much as looked at HTML before. With the Image Widget plugin, you can create widgets from images easily and without any coding knowledge necessary.
Image Widget uses WordPress’s native image manager to create image widgets for the widget areas of your site. The image can have a title, a description, a link attached to you (and you can customize whether or not you’d like the link to open in a new tab or not), and you can even customize dimensions and alignments. Once all your settings are configured, the plugin takes care of all the coding for you, and your widget will appear looking stylish and professional exactly where you want it placed. This is a great option for people who want to use an image to link out to other sites or products, for people who want to make an announcement with an image and stick it in a sidebar, or for people who simply want to brighten up their theme with images in the sidebar. The best part is that because the plugin uses WordPress’s native media manager for the images, you don’t have to manually upload an image to a server or worry about how to figure out the path to link to the image — Image Widget takes care of everything for you. This is a great option for people running a WordPress site without any code knowledge who still want to make their site look as professional and innovative as possible.