Upload Image To WordPress Sidebar or Widget Area With This Plugin

Adding image to WordPress sidebar or widget area is not easy especially for beginners. If you’ve just migrated from Blogger to WordPress, you will be shocked to discover that WordPress by default, doesn’t have an image widget that can allow you to easily upload images to your blog’s sidebar.

In order to add an image a user needs to manually add the HTML code in the text widget. Even if you’ve installed the JetPack plugin for WordPress, the JetPack Image widget doesn’t support image upload. You will have to manually enter the URL of the image etc

So, in this article, I’ve decided to share with you, a WordPress plugin that will allow you upload, link to external image, or select an image from your media collection using the built in thickbox browser. The simple image widget uses the native WordPress media manager to add image widgets to your site.

Download the Image Widget For WordPress here.

Once installed and activated, you will be able to use it in uploading images to the sidebar or Widget area of your WordPress blog via “Appearance > Widgets”.


==> MU Compatible
==> Handles image resizing and alignment
==> Link the image
==> Title and Description
==> Very versatile. All fields are optional.
==> Upload, link to external image, or select an image from your media collection
==> Supports override of template so that you can override the template for your theme!
==> Responsive

Try it and I hope it works for you.

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Written by Jide Ogunsanya

Pro Nigerian Blogger, Digital Marketer and Web designer. I help business owners to grow their businesses online. You can join my Facebook Group here.


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  1. I am a bit knowledgeable about WordPress, so i know about that JetPack Image widget. This is the first time i am hearing that it only allows you use the image url.
    That said, there are free themes that come with their own custom widget for adding images to the sidebar.
    I am checking out this plugin though. Nice work.

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