I like shortcodes. And I like Widgets. Getting them to work together however can be a right pain in the bum.
But there is a simple solution. Fire up your dashboard and got to: Appearance > Editor. In the file list on the right select functions.php.
Scroll down to the bottom and add:
A fresh and clean WordPress install does work straight out of the box but it isn’t particularly efficient. To get it working effectively you need to do a few tweaks before you start posting. Here are a few simple optimisatons to get you started.
The wp-editor is very easy to include in plugins and themes but it keeps stripping out your formatting and just doesn’t like links and media. It can however be tamed with a few simple tweaks.
Note: this isn’t a tutorial on how to use the wp-editor. The codex has all the information you