WordPress launches widgets

[tag]Wordpress[/tag] [tag]widgets[/tag], something that you must have experienced if you had blogged at wordpress.com, is now available for full version wordpress users. It has a highly configurable dynamic sidebar that could be now modified without writing a single line of code. The configuration menu uses AJAX that allows easy drag drop of widgets.

On the flip side however, I think people would have to rewrite most of their plugins in widget form, as including a dynamic widget side bar renders the old sidebar useless. So in case you have lots of customizations done in your wordpress sidebar, you might have to wait till all your sidebar plugins are “widgetized”.