A Sidebar is a theme feature introduced with Version 2.2. It's basicly a vertical column provided by a theme for displaying information other than the main content of the web page. Themes usually provide at least one sidebar at the left or right of the content. Sidebars usually contain widgets that ...

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Programmatically add widgets to sidebars

I would like to programmatically add widgets to my two sidebars that I've got. I couldn't find any official way of doing it? I started looking in the database. I've found that it's the '...
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Loading scripts only if a particular shortcode or widget is present

I needed a way to filter a page/posts content before it was loaded so I could add scripts to the header if a specific shortcode was present. After much searching I came across this on http://...
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Custom Post Type Data in Sidebar widgets?

(note: this question was originally about Custom Fields, but @MikeSchinkel had a better solution involving Custom Post Types) On my site I have several pages which I want to show the same data in the ...
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List all sidebar names?

I'm listing all sidebars like that: global $wp_registered_sidebars; echo '<pre>'; print_r($wp_registered_sidebars); echo '</pre>' So I'm getting something like: Array ( [sidebar-...
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Widgets not displaying in theme customizer

I am developing a new theme and I am using several sidebars in this theme. All works fine, but the widgets are not showing up in the theme customizer section. All widgets are working fine under "...
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Limit number of Widgets in Sidebars

If I use a custom widgetized area (for example footer) where there is only a limited number of spots for widgets (by design), can I limit the number of widgets the user may include in that specific ...
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Highlight custom widgets in the admin area?

I have created some custom widgets for my client to use, but I want to make them stand out amidst the fifteen or so standard widgets in the admin area. How can I do this? I have solved this problem ...
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Get number of widgets in sidebar

How can I get the number of widgets that are active on a specific sidebar? Is there a core function for this? I want to add a class to each widget on a sidebar based on how many of them are displayed....
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Getting post-thumbnails from another WP site

I have two WordPress installations, one at http://inversekarma.in and the other at http://inversekarma.in/photos. The latter is a photoblog, and its theme uses the standard WP post thumbnails (EDIT: ...
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Add class to before_widget for all widgets with a dropdown and a counter

Some predefined widgets offer the option to use a select element (dropdown) and/or a counter after each entry. How can I add the CSS classes widget-with-dropdown or widget-with-counters to these ...
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Getting the Next and Previous Posts Titles in the Sidebar?

Let's assume that I have the following posts with the following titles: PostA (is assigned to the 'category 1') PostX (category 2) PostB (category 1) PostC (category 1) PostD (category 1) PostY (...
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How to add author details in the post sidebar?

I would like to add author details in the sidebar instead of bottom of the post? Can anyone tell me how to do that? As of now i'm using like this in the loop <?php $curauthor = ...
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how do I get_sidebar into a varaible?

I want to get a sidebar and save it in a Variable, This is impossible with the get_sidebar function since it simply prints out the sidebar, is there another function that I can use?
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is_active_sidebar() Always Returns False

I've never gotten is_active_sidebar() to work, no matter if there's widgets in the sidebar or not I always get false returned. Currently I'm creating a sidebar for each top level page: http://...
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Call sidebar from a template

I need to call a sidebar into my header. I've switched to the new twenty twelve theme and created my own child theme. With this new theme I decided to keep things organised and together, so I put my ...
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Limit widget to certain sidebar?

I have multiple "sidebars", but not all of them are the same size. Not all widgets fit in all sidebars (for example, I have a "footer sidebar" where the client can place custom widgets, but they are ...
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Including Custom Post Types in “Recent Posts” Widget

I'm able to easily include my custom post types into my main loop by making small adjustments with query_posts(), but I'm not sure how I would go about including custom post types in the "Recent Posts"...
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Translate widget titles using qTranslate plugin

I'm actually using the qTranslate plugin to translate my website. It works really well with everything except one thing. the titles of my sidebar widgets. Actually, to translate some words we need to ...
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Give Editor Access To Sidebar

I want to give the Editor Role access to editing the sidebar and it's contents. I have a text widget in there and in order to edit this text widget the user needs to be an admin - this sucks. How do I ...
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Hooking a function onto the sidebar?

I'm looking for a way to add some content to the top of the sidebar when it get's loaded. I've tried hooking onto the get_sidebar action as referenced here, but it seems to override the sidebar call ...
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How could a Widget behave differently depending on sidebar

if sitting on sidebar-1, I need my widget to behave differently than if it were on sidebar-2. How can i detect the sidebar it is sitting on from within the widget() function? The widget contains a ...
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Create variable from widget instance

Is it possible to return a widget instance into a variable or array? I'm thinking something along the lines of $widget['title'], $widget['content'] etc. I have tried inspecting the global $...
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Best approach for loading a sidebar Only if the screen max-width is >900px?

I have been playing around with media queries quite a bit lately and I love the concept. It is so easy to display images or change div floats depending upon what the users screen max-width is. I'm ...
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Display Custom Taxonomy in Sidebar in Two Columns

I have a custom post type (photos) with a custom taxonomy (categories) and I'd like to display the taxonomy list in my sidebar in two columns. I have a modified snippet that I found elsewhere to do ...
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Display Random Author with Details in Sidebar

PHP newbie here, recently decided to have a stab at cobbling together a kooky little 'Random Author Spotlight' feature into my current WordPress theme. I'm almost done, but I've hit something of a ...
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How Do I Add Custom CSS To Only Certain Widgets

I have a standard dynamic sidebar using register_sidebar and dynamic_sidebar and I need the last widget in the sidebar (which will not have a set number of widgets) to have a distinct class ('...
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Manual display of widget

I currently have a widget that needs to be manually displayed on the front page. The rest of the pages it shows up in the widget sidebar, (this is accomplished with 'Widget Logic') but on the front ...
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How to exclude certain widget from showing up on home/front page? [duplicate]

Without using a plugin, how do I prevent/exclude the sidebar widget "recent posts" from showing up on the home/front page? I do want it to show on the sidebar of rest of other archive/post pages.
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Split the content of the_content();

I want the content before the <!--more--> tag in one column and the rest in another column (single.php) only. I don't want to use plug-ins where I would need to edit all the posts to get it as ...
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How to List all Sidebars in a Metabox

I'm trying to add a metabox to every page that is a drop down list of all registered sidebars that is then saved in a custom field. I'm using this metabox class I've gotten as far as this: // get ...
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Retrieve each widget separately from a sidebar

I would like to retrieve each widget existing in a sidebar in order e.g. to mix them with posts inside the main loop. I know I can use different widget areas (sidebars) but this approach clutters the ...
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How To Determine If A Filter Is Called In A Sidebar/Widget Context?

So I have a plugin that appends or prepends an enhanced author biography to the content of a page/post/custom post type. It does this by hooking to either the_content or the_excerpt and appending/...
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Sidebar Generator issue [closed]

I hope this doesn't come across as very dumb (to some extend it is, however), but I am having a hard time dealing with the Sidebar Generator. In the description it is stated that "Now supports themes ...
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Display all posts with same title

I'm trying to display in a sidebar php widget, all posts with same post_title in a specific category. I find this code on internet but don't how to use it Thanks for your help. function ...
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How to wrap the widget content with a div or get the widget title outside?

Is there a way to get the widget title outside of the widget area like this: <ul> <li> <h2 class="widgettitle">The title here</h2> <div class=""widget> ...
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Text snippets shared across posts

I'd like to add a "fast facts" section to a wordpress site - an area in the sidebar where snippets of text are rotated. Where is the best place to store things like this? Widgets don't really allow ...
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Worpress twenty eleven sidebar on Pages

I am using 2011 theme, any how I managed to get sidebar on single.php pages by installing child theme, But now I want sidebar on pages, How do I get it?
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Is there possibility to Customize the present theme adding sidebars

I am using a WordPress theme which has just header and footer. I would like to continue using it by changing the width and adding side bars. Could anyone help me to change the width (to fit to the ...
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How the WordPress sidebar works

Ok, the title is surely not good to explain my very basic question, but here it is: I just started creating a wordpress theme and the index.php has two columns: 1.) The main content and 2.) A ...
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Dynamically Register Sidebars For Each Top Level Page

I have a small website that wants a different sidebar for each page containing blocks of text, blocks of images, and blocks of links, etc. What I'm trying to do is register a sidebar for each top ...
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Sidebar random author spotlight

I'm trying to utilize the authors from wordpress to create a spotlight block in the sidebar that selects 1 random author from multiple users and only displays that 1 users information. I want to ...
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Adding 'current_post_item' class to current post in the loop

I'm using a loop in the sidebar of my site to show all the posts that are in that category. Now I'd like to include a 'current_post' class to the current post that is being displayed to style that ...
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List child terms and posts in the current term

With this code parent term page lists all the child terms and the child term page lists all of the posts in current term, and the single page lists a big flat list of terms(hierarchical). Now, The ...
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Display sidebar that created in functions.php

I'm currently using Wordpress theme for my website. Decide to create my own sidebar, but the styling of it must be remain the same one as original sidebar. I'm had create a new sidebar in functions....
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Add featured image to sidebar [closed]

I'm working on a custom theme someone else built, and I'm trying to add a featured image to the blog page sidebar, above the widgets. I have already added a featured image to the page sidebar using ...
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Different “Text Widgets” in Sidebar on Many Different Pages?

Hi there I have a few questions on adding different sidebar texts to sidebars per page. On one part of my site, I have pages dedicated to individual animals. I have figured out how to change the ...
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Get a sidebar at the top of the page

I want to get a sidebar ( get_sidebar( 'mySidebar' ) ) at the top of the page, so I can't call it after get_header() in the content template. How could I do it?
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Custom Sidebar only on single post

I am developing a child theme for the new twenty thirteen theme and I am trying to add a sidebar (widget area) next to my content. I only want it to display in single posts. What I did: edit single....
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Custom sidebar not showing in the dashboard

I am trying to create a new sidebar. For that I have used the following code: In functions.php if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') ) register_sidebar(); if ( function_exists ('register_sidebar'...
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Is there a way to allow only certain type of widgets in the sidebars?

For example, I want Sidebar A to display nothing but one text widget and Sidebar B to display anything but text widgets. How can I do that? Thanks.