Widgets are configurable elements used to dynamically build sections of a WordPress theme.

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Write function that gets as input a class of a WP widget, and echo its admin form

For example, given as input the class of the WP Categories widget, the function should echo the above form
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Can I have a widget and sidebars in custom theme?

Wordpress 4.1.1: simular problem to another question: I have a add_action widgets_init call back in which I have a call to register_widget that registers a class and a call to register_sidebar that ...
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Get widgets from particular sidebar

I created a new widget with name rocky_custom_post. It has two instance 'post_id' and 'position'. Post ID is the ID of the posts in WordPress and position is left, right, full. I created a sidebar ...
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Expand Widget Area With Archive DropDown

I have archive drop down widget. but when i open list, these lists are floating over below widgets and not expanding its parent area for drop down list this widget is added by wordpress widget area ...
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Conditional logic: new user [on hold]

So, I have this widget (contains "Wordpress Social Inivitation") that I only want to show it to a newly registered user. When he/she refreshes the page, it disappears and re-appears the next day ...
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transform default widget_category in accordion

Im trying to transform the original widget category from wordpress as accordion; I can find the files which are: default-widgets.php and category-template.php HOwever my back end skills are quite ...
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Check if widget is inside sidebar with PHP

I am creating a custom theme with some widgets. In the theme, to make it easier for my client to update, I am using SiteOrigin's Page Builder plugin, which uses widgets to display content. I am ...
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Get post values of form created by widget in sidebar

I have created this widget function to show a subscription form but from here i am not able to get the the values of input fields when someone submit it. Please help to get post values of the form. ...
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How to add additional for each statement

I am using the function below to display the date of an event (using the Event Espresso plugin). I need to add next to the date, on the same line - the city and state of the event using this for each ...
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'is_author()' logic in widget for author only

So, I have a widget that I only want to show it to the page author. I used the following logic: is_author() However it does not seem to work (it shows non-author) Am I using this logic right? Any ...
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How can I build a widget area widget using the built in Wordpress functionalities?

My Home has a Main Area that consists of all sorts of widgets. Now I am looking for a solution where I can add a custom widget area as a widget and then add all the needed widgets inside that custom ...
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Transform Default Categories widget in accordion style

Im trying to trasnform my default categories widget as an accordion style. i can find the code in default-widgets.php from the wp-includes - However my back end skills are quite low - I would like ...
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All Posts Have The Same Comments

I'm getting a really weird bug. I'm getting the same comments from 1 specific post which is the "Hello world" for every single post! But when I remove a bit of code for a recent posts widget that I'm ...
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twitter widget loads properly in all themes except my own theme?

I've written my own theme for my wordpress website. The problem is that the twitter widget loads properly in all the themes except mine. Below is the attachment of the widget in both the themes - ...
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WP_Widget dynamic field array with external AJAX

Im creating Wordpress widget, where I have to add parts of code dynamically by JQUERY.ajax() a JQUERY.append() to the widget form. I need it, to be able to save it by function update(). I have PHP ...
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Detect each active instance of a widget

Is it possible to detect each active instance of a particular widget? As part of a plugin I'm working on, I want to run a for each loop on each widget instance Each widget is a Twitter feed and the ...
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Unique widget id to target specific part of widget

I am currently trying to target widget part after title and collapse it on smaller screen where title would be a toggle. This is in my footer area and there are 3-4 widgets that I want to collapse on ...
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Plugin upgrading: Widget settings

I have tried doing some research on this but haven't found anything solid yet. I have a plugin I am working on and between the last version and the new version we made some updates to the widget that ...
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wp_nav_walker that interacts with widgets to setup mega menu

I'm a newbie WordPress developer working on a WordPress theme project that demands mega menus as part of the main navigation. I'm done with the front-end stuff, and now I'm trying to explore the ...
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Widget configuration inside theme

I need to change my theme on the fly (for mobile version I have a different appearance), but widgets are not saving correctly. I tried to configure widgets from the theme, but this method doesn't ...
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how to display custom widget anywhere in wordpress

i've a custom widget for ads,it helps me to show ads on sidebar but i'm trying to display it under every single post or on front page near to slider. <?php the_widget( 'AdWidget_300' ); ?> ...
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Custom widget not saving values

Hello I am very new to Wordpress development , I am trying to implement custom widgets for a theme. the problem is whenever I try to save my widgets settings it will automatically revert back to it's ...
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Custom post types archive

I'm developing my first custom theme from scratch (using Roots as base framework). The theme has 2 CPT, one for events and one for associations with a correlation one to many between the two (an ...
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Creating a one click demo importer

edit: I've re-written this because it is unclear, apologies it was written rushed on a Friday afternoon. Wordpress has import/export functionality for posts within wordpress, I am a theme developer ...
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How to remove a widget from the sidebar on specific page?

I want to remove a widget from page with id '28'. How can I do it? I have found function for it, but it is private function, so I can't use it. "wp set sidebars widgets This function's access is ...
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Embed google alerts rss feed into WordPress site

adjustment on my origonal question. How would I go about adding a new widget area to my current template so I can embed a google alerts rss feed? Cheers for any suggestions / solutions
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Change Widget that display posts from categories to tags

I have a theme with a widget that display posts from category and I wanna change it to posts from tags if it s possible. Here is the code : // NewsInPictures Widget class NewsInPictures extends ...
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How to hide sidebar widgets in all pages except Hompage?

im using a sidebar widget in homepage for an extra gallery. sadly it appears in every pages ._. thanks in advance
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Add text editor to custom widget

I am aware of a few plugins that simply add a rich text widget, but I want to make a widget that will wrap the whole input in a class to be used in the page editor plugin. I just want to add a ...
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Widgets Section not displaying in theme customizer

When in the WP Theme Customizer, my widget management section isn't displaying (i.e. I can't add/change/remove widgets). I CAN, however, add widgets from the Appearance -> Widgets section, just not in ...
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How to create another widgets.php page

Is it possible to create another widgets.php page? say widgets-ads.php? I want to make it for displaying ads in my website by drag and drop of widgets in a predefined sidebars.
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wp_query in form method of widget breaks customizer

In the "form" method of one of my widgets I make a query to offer the user some posts to choose from, like this: <?php $products = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => ...
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My widget it showing up only its title, not content after adding the widget without saving

I made a simple Recent Posts widget that not showing up its content if I don't click the save changes after adding the widget. I notice this similar issue on some WordPress core widgets too. What can ...
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How To Make Wp Dynamic Sidebar Like twentytwelve Theme

im new in wordpress and trying to create wordpess theme which can be used in any wordpress blog ,im following twentytwelve Theme as my theme example but when i try to create sidebar it does not work ...
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how can i limit the number of instances for my widget

I am developing a generic widget that randomly selects an image to be displayed. I only have 5 images to choose from. Is there any way to limit the number of widgets to 5, so that there are no repeat ...
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Expanding a function to call a plugin or show a link

I have added the following code to my functions.php to validate if a user is logged in before allowing them to fill out a form: function my_members_only_shortcode($atts, $content = null) { if ...
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How to programmatically GET (to know) which Sidebar (or) which Menu is being used on Different Pages?

Lets say i want to detect such thing from the "functions.php" .. to know which Sidebar (or) which Menu is being loaded on current (whatever landed) page, how can i know? Lets say i have a few pages, ...
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Why isn't this widget displaying one of the icons?

I have coded a widget. In the admin area the user can enter the url for their youtube, facebook, twitter and google+. On the front end of the site in the browser, they can click on a logo for either ...
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How to detect if query is runned from widget?

I want to know if exists function that detect if some database query run from widget, for example from recent_posts widget or search_widget.
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Creating custom search results widget

I am new to wordpress and trying to accomplish the following: I want to create a wordpress widget with the following functionality. Please advice how it can be accomplished: Widget should accept ...
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Converting hashtags into search friendly term (%23) in a widget

The plugin Hashtag can achieve this within a posts text, so surely its possible on a widget? I have no idea what I'm doing here, specifically its the widget 'Popular searches tag cloud' I am trying ...
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Enhance built-in calendar widget to dynamically browse through months

I am using the built-in calendar widget to show posts, the plugin "Future" helps me to show future posts too and so far everything works fine. But when you click on the arrows for the previous or ...
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Extending the WP_Widget_Text class

I am trying to alter the output of the default WordPress text widget. Since the widget is written in OOP I hoped it could be a simple deal of extending the class and overwriting one method – but it ...
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How to create pagination for homepage with widgetized area?

I have created homepage with sidebar area filled with different widgets. Each widget fetch and display posts from different categories. Now I need to create a numbered pagination in homepage which ...
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Widgets won't save

I have almost no experience in creating widget area's and I am stuck at saving the widgets in the widget area 'red menu'. I have searched a dozen posts but I can't seem to get it working. I am ...
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Wordpress Custom Widget Strange Behaviour

I have developed a Custom widget plugin with a dozen of input fields. Some of those input fields load Fabtastic Color Picker. When I add the widget in any widget area, the color picker loads very ...
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Custom widget doesn't save values from dropdown box

I am trying to save the value from a dropdown box on a custom widget created by me. the title from the same widget is getting saved, but not the values from drop down box. Can someone please help me? ...
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Sidebar Categories Questio

I added five categories through widgets on my primary sidebar. Under each of them, all of my main categories that have posts in them are coming up. However, I only want certain categories to come up ...
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Widget is breaking on filter function

I have created a widget which displays posts based on Display Posts shortcode. All works fine till I have added filter to public function widget() to output titles only (and need to be executed only ...
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instance is empty in function widget()

I am working on a widget for my theme. If I do a print_r($insance) in the form function, the instance array is populated with the correct data. I have checked the database and the correct ...