There comes a time in every blogger’s life when they yearn to create their own WordPress widget.
They grow tired of the default selection of widgets that ship with WordPress, and try as they might, they just can’t find what they’re looking for in the WordPress Plugin Directory.
If this sounds like you, perhaps it’s time to step up your game and . . .
Getting started with widget development
At a minimum, you’ll need the following:
An understanding of the Widgets API
At least a passing familiarity with PHP scripting