Porto comes with 6 built in widgets that are enhancing the customization possibilities.

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We also recommend that you download and use Jetpack Widget Visibility plugin to manage your widgets. More info on this plugin is show in the videos below.

These widgets can be used in the available widget areas. Most of them are easy to use and do not require much explanation. I will describe only the Flo Posts Types widget which is more complicated.

The Flo Posts Types widget allows to create blocks displaying the posts(blog posts, galleries or pages) in different layout views. This widget is not recommended to be used in narrow widget areas like the Footer First, Second, Third and the pages lateral sidebar.

In the image below you can see the available options:Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 11.13.24 AM

Basically the posts can be filtered by post type and categories if available. Then depending of the selected view type there are different options available:

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All these options allow you to create original page layouts that will stand out from the competition. For example it is possible to use this widget  several times on the same page and display your featured galleries and some of your blog posts as in the image below:

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