Widgets add content and features to your Sidebars. The Widgets area on the left hand side is composed of 2 sections: Available Widgets (all the widgets you can use in your sidebars) and Inactive widgets.
Inactive Widgets – drag widgets to that section to remove them from the sidebar but keep their settings:
Mechanic comes with several default widget sets/sidebars.
- Sidebar – Displays widgets on the left or right from the main content on Blog page.
- Footer sidebar – displays widgets on footer
You can create an unlimited number of additional sidebars for each post, page and category in Appearance > Theme Options > Sidebars section. Simply drag and drop selected widget to sidebar area.
Here is an example of how the sidebar might look like: