Finally my second post on ideas for customising your blog!
This time the topic is sidebar.
Refer to my blogskin page to see my previous blog customisation.
As you see on my sidebar, I have placed a text widget of a square header and a blog summary at the first position. Unlike the usual title “about me”, I uses “hello!‘ which is a greeting to my readers. I believe this is important to introduce yourself and what your blog is about to your reader. You can read my previous post for a guide on how to place image and text at the sidebar.
For the sidebar, I recommend to fill it with your
- social media buttons,
- your shop/portfolio logo,
- search engine
- popular posts.
You can also add other widgets like
- gravatar profile,
- newsletter subscription button,
- recent posts
- recent comments
- Instagram gallery,
- Facebook page,
- Twitter page and
- favourite posts etc.
It all depends on your priority.
As my current WordPress theme, Pilcrow, has a footer, I keep my sidebar simple and allocate all my other widgets to the footer. So if you have a lot of widgets to add, you can choose WordPress themes that come with 3 columns or footer.
Now below are some of the creative sidebar design to spark your inspiration.