Today I installed a WordPress widget in the footer of my blog. I also installed one in the post meta of my “single.php” file. Why do this? Why wouldn’t I want to do this? Hard-coding anything is sooo last year. Seriously.
One of the great things that WordPress does is allow average Joe User to update his website. Why wouldn’t I want him to be able to update the footer or post meta easily?
I try to offshore as much text-editing and image-insertion work as possible to my clients, who LOVE the fact that they can update their websites. It is, simply, good customer service to do so. Widgets give me the power and flexibility to let my clients edit almost everything. How cool is that?!