Widgets »Text Widget
The Text Widget allows you to add text or HTML to your sidebar. It’s the most popular widget because of its power and flexibility.
You can use a text widget to display text, links, images, HTML, or a combination of these.
Note: Text Widgets fall under the same code security restrictions that posts and pages do, so if you use any code that isn’t allowed, it won’t be displayed.
Here’s an example of what the widget looks like when you just add simple text:
Once you add the widget to your sidebar from Appearance -> Widgets screen, you’ll see that the widget settings look like this:
Adding an Image
While you can add an image to a text widget using a little HTML we have an Image Widget that makes adding images to your blog’s sidebar much easier. You can learn more about the Image Widget here.