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Difference Between WordPress Plugins and Widgets

Understanding differences between plugins and widgets is necessary for their optimal use. And at we are committed to resolving all your WordPress queries. So let us tell you how plugins and widgets differ.

Plugins enhance your blog’s functionality. Anti-spam plugins, SEO plugins and caching plugins are some of the most popular plugins. Plugins are rarely visible to your readers and allow you to get the maximum from your blog in a ‘behind the scene’ manner.

Widgets on the other hand are plugins that are visible on the sidebar of your blog and offer a platform for the reader to interact with your blog. Widgets are present under the ‘Appearance’ section on your dashboard. Simply drag and drop them to the sidebar and click on ‘save’ to activate the widget on your blog.

Commonly used WordPress widgets include ‘search box’, ‘archive’, and ‘calendar’.
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