I read this whole post,but I think I missed something. I'm using WP 2.2 with a theme that is widget ready and I'm already using some of the standard included widgets (search, pages, categories.)
Now I have downloaded a third-party widget and would like to know how I can get that to show up as an option in the Sidebar Widgets in my admin screen. The widget I downloaded is a single php file. Where do I put this file? I don't have any folder in my theme called widgets, but the current sidebar widgets definately work.
After I uploaded the widge file somewhere, do I have to add some code to the functions.php file mentioned above? I looked at the functions.php file in my theme and the only thing in it is:
if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') )
Is there no easy way to add new widgets to a theme (like prior to v.2.2 when you just installed the sidebar widget plugin,then dropped the new widget into the widget folder in the theme?