Don’t be confused between what a widget is and what is a sidebar. Just think of a sidebar as a container that holds any number of widgets. (Woa, that sounds confusing so watch the video).
While there are some standard widgets you’ll find that it is your theme which sets the number and types of widgets you can use for your site.
Widgets can do a lot of things but they usually are tied to the blog and make it easier for users to access older posts.
Here are two plugins you may want to use for your site.
- Content Aware Sidebars – Unlimited Widget Areas
Displays different sidebars (and therefore different widgets) depending on the page a user is on. I’m using the premium version for this course and it’s fantastic.
- Site Origin Widgets Bundle
If you need more widgets than those that come with your theme check out this plugin. While I’ve not used this, Site Origin is a well know company in WP World with their Page Builder plugin.