A widget in WordPress is a block of content that can be added to a specific area of a website, such as a sidebar, footer, or header. Widgets are pre-built elements that can be added to a website using drag-and-drop functionality or by editing the code directly.
For example, WordPress has a built-in widget that displays a list of categories. You can assign that widget to your widget-ready sidebar or footer area to display blog categories for your readers.
WordPress comes with a number of default widgets, such as recent posts, categories, tags, archives, and more. Users can also install third-party widgets to add more functionality to their websites.