What are widgets?
A widget is a small section that will be placed statically on your Rollr page. Unlike posts, widgets are not loaded by date and they generally contain different types of data or tools. For instance, if you want to add a form to your page that lets the user signup for your mailing list, you can choose to create an HTML widget, paste the code, and the widget will be displayed on your page. Likewise, if you have an account with Google Adsense and would like to start generating ad revenue from your Rollr site, you can create an Adsense widget and paste your code.
How will my widgets be displayed?
The size and positioning of your widget is determined by the designer of the theme you are using. In fact, it is strongly recommended, but not required, to include provisions for widgets in a theme. So some themes may not include widgets. Traditionally, widgets are not the centerpoint so they are often placed on the sidebar.
The style of the content in your widget can be overridden if you are creating an HTML widget. By default, the widget will inherit the style from the theme, but you can directly change fonts, font sizes, colors, etc when you are creating your HTML widget.
To change the order of your widgets simply go to "/widgets/manage" or click on "Manage Widgets" from the customize screen. From here you can change the order of how your widgets will be loaded.
What can I do with widgets?
You can get pretty creative with your widgets. Maybe you want to add a small paragraph welcoming someone to your website or a detailed description of your site. You can also create a widget for HTML elements like forms. You can add social tools like a link to your Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ page or even "Like", "Share", and "Tweet" buttons. The only limitation is the size and location restrictions of the theme you are using!
How do I get started?
Adding a widget is easy! From the customize screen click on Settings > Manage Widgets, and then click "+ New Widget". You will then find a wizard to help you create and customize your widget. Enjoy!