How to Add Images to Your WordPress Website Sidebar without Using a Plugin or Editing HTML

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Hello everybody, this is Michelle Castillo with WordPress Insider, and today I would like to show you a simple way that I’ve been using for a long time now to add images to the sidebar, or any other widgetized area on your website. The basic idea is to add a text widget to the sidebar and then put inside the HTML that represents the image. But I’ll show you how to do it so that you could get the HTML code easily.

Let’s start with adding the widget. We’ll go to “Appearance”, “Widgets”, and I’m going to add a text widget to my sidebar, so it’s pretty simple. And now I have a text widget, it is empty. Next, I’m going to go to the “Pages” screen and I’m going to add a new page, which is going to be just a tool I’m going to use in order to build the HTML code that I need, and then later on, I can delete this page. So let me just give it a name, and I’m going to upload my image from my computer; it’s an image that I have prepared before, so let me pick my image here, and I’m going to…


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