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Extra Sidebar Widgets

The Extra Sidebar Widgets feature includes widgets you can add to your blog. From RSS Links to Twitter and Facebook blocks to social icons, this feature makes adding extra functionality to your site on your Sidebar areas easy.

To enable this feature, visit  Jetpack → Settings → Writing in your site’s dashboard.

Scroll down to the Widgets section and toggle on the Make extra widgets available on your site, including subscription forms and Twitter streams.

Activate the Extra widgets option on your Jetpack dashboard.

Jetpack Widgets Features

Here is a list of all Widgets added by the Extra Sidebar Widgets feature:

  • Authors Widget - The Authors Widget lets you showcase your blog’s writers in your sidebar.
  • Blog Stats Widget - The Blog Stats Widget displays the total number of views to your blog (not including your own views).
  • Contact Info Widget - The Contact Info widget allows you to display your location, hours, and contact information along with an optional map view.
  • Cookies & Consent Banner - Use this widget to display a cookie notice on your site.
  • Display WordPress Posts Widget - The Display WordPress Posts widget lets you display up to ten recent posts from another WordPress.com blog, or a self-hosted WordPress site with Jetpack enabled.
  • Facebook Widget - The Facebook Page Plugin widget lets you display a Facebook Like Box within a sidebar on your theme.
  • Flickr Widget - Jetpack's Flickr widget allows you to display photos from your Flickr photostream to any widget area on your site.
  • Goodreads Widget - Goodreads provides a service that allows you to share your reading lists with friends. The Goodreads widget allows you to feature some of the books you’ve listed in the sidebar or footer of your WordPress.com site.
  • Google Translate Widget - In today's world, you'll want you work to be accessible to everyone -- regardless of the languages they speak. The Google Translate Widget will help you reach new audiences by allowing your visitors to translate your website into their own language in one click!
  • Gravatar Profile Widget - The Gravatar profile widget allows you to pull in your Gravatar image along with some of your Gravatar profile data.
  • Image Widget - The Image widget allows you to easily add images to widget areas in your theme.
  • Instagram Widget - The Instagram widget lets you display an Instagram Box with the latest photos from your account within a widgetized area of your theme. To add this widget, you first need to make sure the ‘Extra Sidebar Widgets’ feature is enabled. You can set the Instagram widget up by following these steps: Go to Appearance → Widgets in […]
  • MailChimp Subscriber Popup Widget For WordPress - Many people use MailChimp for their email lists. This widget will give your visitors a way to subscribe to one of your lists from your site.
  • Milestone Widget - The Milestone Widget provides you with a simple way to create a countdown to a given date.
  • RSS Links - The RSS Links Widget allows you to add links to your blog’s post and comment RSS feeds in your sidebar.
  • Social Icons Widget - The Social Icons widget lets you easily add icons for the most popular social networks to your sidebar or another widget area. We’ve made it easy for you to add social media icons to your sidebar by using the Social Icons widget. Simply enter the URL for each service and we’ll take care of the […]
  • Top Posts & Pages Widget - The Top Posts & Pages Widget allows you to display either your most liked posts or up to ten posts that have received the most traffic in the past 48 hours.
  • Twitter Widget - With the Twitter widget, you can embed Tweets (posts on Twitter) into your sidebars.
  • Upcoming Events Widget - Upcoming Events is a widget and a shortcode. It allows you to use an iCalendar link to display a list of events on your WordPress.com site. This feature can be used for any kind of event list, but it was created especially with musicians in mind so they can rock the web with a list of […]

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Privacy information

This feature is de-activated by default. It can be activated by following the steps at the top of this page.

Data used

Site owners/users

Site visitors

We use any information required for the actual configuration of any widgets. In some instances, this involves a user ID (via direct input or pulled from a URL or piece of code added to the widget configuration options): Flickr, Google+ Badge, Mailchimp Subscriber Popup, Goodreads, Twitter Timeline.

Note that if you add any such information when configuring widgets, any user on your site with widget management privileges will be able to access that information.

Additionally, for activity tracking (detailed below): IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

None.

Activity Tracked

Site owners/users

Site visitors

We track when and by which user the feature is activated and deactivated.

None.

Data Synced (Read More)

Site owners/users

Site visitors

We sync an option that identifies whether or not the feature is activated. We also sync which specific widgets are currently used/active on your site.

None.

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