You can easily extend default WordPress widgets and add a few more widgets with more powerful features and customization options. GD Simple Widgets is a package of powerful and user-friendly widgets which expands default widgets features with few more must-have widgets specially for displaying posts, authors and comments.
Installation & Usage: Install and activate GD Simple Widgets. After activation visit your admin area Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets page and you will see more GD widgets are here, now you can simply drag-drop widgets to your sidebar or to other widgets areas.
Currently the plugin provides you following widgets:
- gdSW Recent Posts
- gdSW Future Posts
- gdSW Related Posts
- gdSW Popular Posts
- gdSW Posts Authors
- gdSW Random Posts
- gdSW Simple 125 Ads
- gdSW Most Commented
- gdSW Recent Comments
Each widget provides you with more customization options and features (View Screenshots) which you can set direct from the widget itself itself. For example: The author widget allows you to display author avatar, his full name, gravatar dimension in pixel, post count, category filter etc.
You can individually enable or disable each widget from your admin area Dashboard -> Settings – GD Simple Widgets page an unchecking the widgets which you like to deactivate. All unchecked widgets will get removed from Appearance -> Widgets page.