Activate your widget areas, attach them to your menu items, and add widgets to the areas in the normal fashion.
Adding content via widgets is easy, but takes several steps. The basic process is to (1) Create a Menu Item (2) Set the Menu Item’s Widget Area (3) Populate the Widget Area with Widgets. You should think of a single menu item, which contains a single Widget Area, as a full-width row in the submenu of the menu. Multiple widgets in a single widget area automatically create columns within that row.
By default, widget areas will expand to fill an entire row, meaning that they will always start a new row. If you would like your widgets to share a row with non-widget menu items, the width of the widget area will need to be manually adjusted. See Changing the width of a widget area
- Set the number of Widget Areas you are going to use via the Control Panel Appearance > UberMenu > Descriptions, Shortcodes, Widgets > Number of Widget Areas. It must be set to at least 1 to use widgets.
- Save the UberMenu options with your new Number of Widget Areas.
- Create a Menu Item (or edit an existing menu item) – second level menu items work the best
- Expand the UberMenu Options and select a Widget Area in the dropdown next to Display a Widget Area
- Save your Menu
- Navigate to Appearance > Widgets
- Add Widgets to the Area that you selected in step 3, UberMenu Widget Area X
- Note that you may use shortcodes within text widgets.
- Save your widgets
Naming your widget areas
By default your widget areas will be named sequentially as “UberMenu Widget Area #”. If you want to tag them with something more memorable, provide your desired names in the control panel. They will be applied in order.