When I try to add HTML code to my widget , is shoes an error that tags should be removed.enter image description hereenter image description here

How to solve my problem

  • That's not HTML. That's a script.
    – Johansson
    Mar 30, 2018 at 17:10

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Changes were made to the Text Widget in WordPress 4.8. The editing experiencing was enhanced in some ways but this also caused issues with certain HTML tags and formatting.

Fortunately, a new Custom HTML Widget was added in WordPress version 4.8.1. The Custom HTML Widget allows <script> tags, and will not remove certain formatting unlike the new version of the Text Widget:

Custom HTML Widget

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