How to Add Skins to Sidebar Area of Website?

By default WordPress doesn't support putting custom shortcodes in the widget area but there is a way to do it but you'll have to edit your themes functions.php file

 This article explains it in detail : http://www.carriedils.com/extend-wordpress-widgets-without-plugin/

Once you are ready to begin you'll need to open up the functions.php file of your theme and paste in this code in at the bottom.

// Enable shortcodes in widgets
add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode');

So what you need to do is :
- Create a draft post and insert the video as normal, maybe use the small skins
- That'll give you your shortcode, save your draft and then copy the shortcode
- Go into your Widgets area and see if there's one there for text/html
- If there is then paste your shortcode into that and save
- Then edit your functions.php file and insert that code and it should show

Once you do that your Video Skins will appear in your Sidebar Area.

*Only attempt this if you are experienced with editing WP Themes and make a back-up of your website before beginning.

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