How to add an image to the Sidebar


Question:

I would like to add an image to the Sidebar. How can I do this?

 

Answer:

Unfortunately WordPress does not make it as easy as one would think to add an image to the sidebar.

You can use the following free plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/image-widget/

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Or use the following steps which apply to WordPress in general – regardless of what theme you are using.

1) Log into WordPress

2) Click on “Media” -> “Add New”

3) Upload your image – make sure the image is not wider then 260px as this is the width of the sidebar.

4) Copy the image URL generated by WordPress

5) Click on “Appearance” -> “Widgets”

6) Drag a “Text” Widget into a sidebar area of choice.

7) Paste your image URL from step 4

8) Add the following to your image URL

Optional 9) Add the following to link the image

 

Instructional Video on how to add a sidebar image: