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24 views

Custom Menu's don't register when in widgets

I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. The site I'm working on has multiple custom menus created that I'm trying to add onclick functionality to. I went ahead and installed the ...
0
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0answers
20 views

wp_register_sidebar_widget in loop within a plugin?

I'm trying to dynamically create widgets based on a posts from a post type. The code is as below. This function is pulled from my plugin class: public function initWidgets() { // Config ...
2
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1answer
45 views

Tips for targeting widget dragable for WP Pointer on widgets.php page

I'm updating a widget plugin I wrote called Feature Me and am adding in WordPress pointers for first time users to help them find the widget after installing the plugin. However, I have come across a ...
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1answer
24 views

What can I do to customize a widget provided with this plugin? from where have I to start?

I am using this WordPress plugin to create an immage gallery: http://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-media-gallery/ This plugin provide a single widget inside it and I would customize some litle function ...
1
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1answer
45 views

Why does my widget break other widgets?

So this widget i created is killing all other widgets registered in the same sidebar. Meaning, nothing renders after this widget does. No other widget markup makes it to the DOM. After hours of hair ...
0
votes
1answer
110 views

Multiple entries in get_option results? or why is _multiwidget set to 1?

I am developing a wordpress widget, and need to store some user configuration values, that is why I am using wordpress update_option and get_option. I am new to widget development. I have some ...
0
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0answers
50 views

How to detect shortcode usage, submit a form from widget to that page?

I've created a plugin and now want to create a widget containing a form that will submit to the page where my plugin shortcode is embedded from any wordpress page on the front end. I assume that ...
0
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0answers
18 views

grouping my widgets wordpress

In the widgets page, there are two boxes "Available Widgets" and "Inactive Widgets". How can I add a new boxe with my custom name where I can group all my widgets.
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0answers
29 views

Get fields of a widget

I have a widget that has fields, so how can I get these fields in my Metabox. I have tried with this variable $wp_registered_widgets, but I can't get the fields. Is there any solution for my ...
0
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0answers
46 views

Avoid replacing single quotes

In my WordPress widget I include a PHP file which hase the following content: <div id="<?php echo $args['widget_id']; ?>" data-style='{"width":"35px"}'> </div> However, WordPress ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

My widget won't update its values when save is clicked

So this is my first attempt a creating a widget that has a functionality of creating a simple image rollover effect (if anyone wants it when it's done, leave me a message). Now I downloaded a sample ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

Passing $this->get_field_name() to javascript

I've tried doing this one of two ways: In the form method of my Widget class (which extends WP_Widget), I have the following snippet, which sets a global javascript variable: if( $instance ) : ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Wordpress Widget - Saving multidimensional arrays into $instance

In my wp widget, $instance has an attribute called order which will the listing order of libraries/services. I'd like to store a multidimensional associative array that will hold the id of each ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Wordpress dynamic widget by location?

i need to show the widget based on user location , for a testing purpose i have created the by using following code if( function_exists( 'register_sidebar' ) ) register_sidebar( array( ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

widgets won't work after changing plugins arguments

I have problems with my custom widgets which are initialized in my templates functions.php. Till the point was working when I had to change couple of arguments in my plugins method from which the ...
0
votes
2answers
28 views

Are there any official or unofficial guidelines for the styling of a widget?

I've designed a sidebar widget and found that on many themes the widget looks fine. However, certain themes make the widget look out of place (clashing with colors, bad contrast, etc.) Are there any ...
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1answer
92 views

Can I use a form in a dashboard widget?

I'm building a plugin and would like to add a dashboard widget with a custom form. In this form, users should be able to edit a list of strings (add, edit and remove items). Is there a WordPress API ...
0
votes
2answers
106 views

Widget redirecting to home page

Am trying to create a widget that searches for names. The searching and all that is fine, but when I hit submit, I get returned to the front page. I tried messing with the action="", but no matter ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Archive - same title for the first two posts

I created an archive page called archive.php Here I include header / footer and this code: <?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : ?> <h1 class="entry-title"><a ...
3
votes
1answer
651 views

Adding Widget form fields dynamically

I am trying to add form field to a WordPress widget dynamically. So if the user want to add another date to an event they can click a button to get more fields. The question is: How do save newly ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

Wordpress plugin not eching popular posts

I created a plugin in wordpress to show popular posts, but this is not returning the post and number of comments properly. Even I have comments in my post(approved as well, so this is not the case) ...
1
vote
2answers
270 views

Sidebar widget to show popular post not working?

This is the code to display popular post on front end, however the problem is the data is not saving from the back end. Like i want to show only 3 popular posts on front-end so i select the option 3 ...
6
votes
2answers
529 views

What is the correct way to build a widget using OOP

I am working on a simple search form widget, with a built in autocomplete capability (You can download the current version here). The plugin is working, but I am currently rewriting all the code using ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

Can / should a widget plugin define its own Widget Area?

Should a plugin be able to add a widget area above the_content? (Without requiring template/theme changes.) What would be the best way to do this? Doubts: widgets typically echo output to the screen; ...
0
votes
1answer
429 views

Widget update function not saving values

Hello WordPress Answers! I'm having trouble with the widget update function saving values correctly, but first let me explain the situation. I'm writing a simple news ticker widget plugin, which ...
25
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4answers
3k views

Where to put my code: plugin or functions.php?

Is there an easy to understand scheme to decide what kind of code belongs to a plugin or the theme’s functions.php? There are many cases and many debates about that topic, mostly because there are ...
0
votes
1answer
116 views

How do I create Widget within plugin that uses its own class?

I wrote WordPress plugin and want to include 2 extra Widgets with it... if( !class_exists('plugin_name') ) { class plugin_name { // plugin code } } // include widgets code ...
0
votes
1answer
108 views

Best practice to include custom user styles in widgets

What's the best way to include custom user styles in widgets? For example adjust colors for buttons, borders etc. without having the user to develop a complete new stylesheet.
0
votes
1answer
209 views

Create Widget or Enable Shortcodes in Sidebar

I'm well aware that WordPress by default does not process shortcodes in the sidebar. My question is why. I'm building a very small plugin that exports some content when the shortcode is present. This ...
3
votes
1answer
528 views

Help adding image upload functionality to widget

I am working on a small WordPress widget and I am trying to set it up where the user can upload an image. So far, the necessary scripts are loading but when I click the "Media Library Image" button ...
3
votes
1answer
150 views

Using preg_replace to clean widget output HTML

I am working on a wordpress site that uses a plugin / sidebar widget. The issue I am experiencing is that the widget generates HTML that is not valid, an example of this is below... <p> ...
1
vote
1answer
772 views

How do I register a stylesheet inside a WordPress widget?

I'm developing a WordPress widget following Dave Clements tutorial. It works well. Now I want to add some styles to it. I want the styles to be in an extra css file which will be loaded during ...
11
votes
2answers
511 views

Conditionally enqueue a widget's script/stylesheet in HEAD (only when present on page!)

I've been trying to load scripts and styles for a WordPress widget with the following conditions... The scripts MUST load in the HEAD (else they break). The scripts must ONLY load when the widget ...
2
votes
2answers
172 views

Dynamic content in a widget

I have to make a widget from where the user will be able to add a few images and then I will show only some of them, randomly, and it will be automatically changed on page refresh. The problem is that ...
2
votes
2answers
81 views

Detect if a plugin was included in a certain page

I´m developing a theme that include plugins. One of this plugins is a contact form. And this plugin have an asociate code to validate input data. Because I don´t know in what pages contact form was ...
1
vote
2answers
739 views

Using Ajax call in jQuery doesn't work in widget

So I'm in the midst of creating a new conversion widget and I'm having some trouble getting the Ajax call to work in my widget. (works perfectly outside of WordPress). The problem at the moment is ...
3
votes
3answers
835 views

Widget development - Drop down options won't save

So, i successfully managed to add a drop down option, the problem is when i click save all of the options are removed, however the chosen option is implemented successfully. Here is the relevant ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to exclude categories from get_categories() select list inside a widget admin panel

I have a widget that I need to add a category select list to. The end user should be able to select a category and I need to save the category ID with the widget. I've hit a stumbling block in that I ...
2
votes
1answer
392 views

Edit the output of wp_widget_rss_output()

I want to show rss feed in my dashboard widget, i use this code: wp_widget_rss_output(array( 'url' => 'http://www.example.com/', 'title' => __( 'Some Title' ), ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

Has anyone managed to integrate the wp_editor inside a widget?

Adding this in the widget form method: wp_editor($text, $this->get_field_id('text')); seems to work. But after you press the "Save" button the widget goes funky... Adding ...
0
votes
2answers
159 views

How to add captcha to publish widget

I want to add a captcha challenge to the "publish post" widget in "add new post" to prevent spam posts. This is because my site is open to registrations and posting. Could someone please suggest how ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Widget internal hooks and functions

I am working on my 1st plugin, of some ideas to re-do the interface to how widget's are manage d and organized. Anyhow. I am struggling to get this information, either that or understand it. Create ...
1
vote
2answers
439 views

Install widget on plugin activation

Anyone know any resources to help me install my widget when my plugin is activated?
2
votes
2answers
763 views

How to pass custom options from widget form to widget update callback?

I've added a few checkbox options to the default widget form. But I'm stuck on how to access these option states and pass them along during the widget save event (widget_update_callback) so that they ...
2
votes
1answer
144 views

Broken markup when using the_excerpt() in a widget?

The text returned by the_excerpt() does not respect my widget format. I couldn't explain it better so I will just show you my code: function widget($args, $options) { extract($args); ...
0
votes
1answer
423 views

Widget's container?

I have some custom-made widgets: echo $before_widget; if ( $title ) echo $before_title . $title . $after_title; echo $output; echo $after_widget; Let's assume the $title is "Widget's ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to save WP widget instances and options

I'm a little confused about this, even though I have read all of the API and searched for hours. When I activate my plugin I add some values to the options database, e.g. add_option('code','24'); ...
0
votes
1answer
148 views

Minimum Widget Width for Plugin Development

I was considering a plugin that inserts itself as a widget in one's sidebar. Trouble is, I don't know what to expect for the minimum width in one's sidebar. Is there a standard?
0
votes
1answer
465 views

Script to remove all inactive widgets?

I've been working with widgets a lot lately and have amassed a ton of widgets in the inactive widgets collection. Can someone share a script or plugin that will remove all inactive widgets from the ...
0
votes
3answers
177 views

How to specify widget order or css name via script?

I've got a routine (see below) that creates and inserts several widgets into the active theme's sidebars. However, I need more control over either the order/index the are assigned (ie, one of my ...