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I am trying to put a slideshow in the widget area of my wordress theme... do you know of anyway to do this instead of html in the widget area?



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Two basic approaches would be:

  1. Modify template file and insert/call code near where sidebar is called.

  2. Create custom widget with your code or call to it and place it in sidebar.

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Use the technique I posted here: How to process content in a widget? and do whatever you want with the string values in Widget properties before display.

You can even enable shortcodes in Widgets.

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