just started using wordpress since i need something really simple to update my portfolio while maintaining a strong online presence.
i got a couple themes to test out but i really want a tag cloud widget (amongst others, but let's walk before we can run). i've tried to "install" and "activate" a few of the one's i've found online but none seem to work when i drag them onto my sidebars.
so, i need some help. what the heck am i doing wrong and how can i design my page to simply have a site where if i want to install a widget, i can do it within minutes and don't have to muck through html code.