Willow: Setup Slider and Widget Areas

There are 4 widget areas built into the Willow theme: Featured, Social Media Menu, Sidebar, and Footer.

  1. For the featured widget area, install the Recent Posts Flex Slider. Activate it.

Go to Appearance > Widgets and drag the Recent Posts FlexSlider to the Featured Widget area.

Here are the settings I used:

For the shopping widget, add a text widget. I titled mine “Currently Loving”. Then, simply paste the code you’ve created from your affiliate company in the text widget.

2. For the Social Media Menu, simply drag your Simple Social Icons widget to the Social Media Menu widget area. Configure as you please. I used font size 21px because I like them tiny  🙂

NOTE: All settings in your Simple Social Icons widget must match in order to see any changes you make to the settings (i.e. if you want to make the icons smaller, you have to change the settings in the sidebar widget AND in your social media menu widget area AND in your footer widget area).

3. For the sidebar widget area, here is what I used:

The want list is simply another text widget where I pasted another shopping widget and then titled it “the want list.”

4. To set up your footer widget, drag a text widget to the Footer widget. Paste your SnapWidget* code and click save.

*Go to snapwidget.com to create your footer widget. It’s super easy! Select how many images you’d like to show and make sure you select the responsive option.

To learn how to set up a menu in the footer, please see this FAQ.