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

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how can we make a widget which is visible on selected pages? [on hold]

<?php /** * Twenty Fourteen functions and definitions * * Set up the theme and provides some helper functions, which are used in the * theme as custom template tags. Others are attached to ...
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Multiple Forms Email validation on a single page using javascript

I am developing a Wordpress Widget Plugin that inserts as many as you want email input forms in a widget. I am using the following code to validate email fields function validateForm(form) { var x ...
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How can I only show a widget prior to a specific date?

I can't find a solution for this anywhere, so help is highly appreciated! The problem is, that my Dropbox account is losing aboz 48 GB's, so I had to remove my podcast episodes from there... because ...
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widgets and dropdown menus [on hold]

hi like i said am not that good with word press so i will be asking a lot of questions in here. i just want my widgets to look like the picture i have placed there how do i do that is there a ...
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How to handle submitted form data from a widget [on hold]

I am trying to create a fairly simple plugin for newsletter registration. I know there are enough good plugins out there that could do exactly what I want. Just for the sake of learning I got the ...
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Filter “widget_comments_args” won't work

I used "widget_comments_args" for changing comments query for Recent Comments, but it won't work. add_filter( 'widget_comments_args', 'my_function_name' ); function my_function_name( $comment_args ) ...
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Working widget does not show up in appearance->widgets

I try to add a custom widget for use outside of a normal sidebar. For that I have created class myfirst which extends WP_Widget and with appropriate function overrides. namespace widget; class ...
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Adding content to sidebars? [closed]

I have deleted the sidebar from my posts page and only left it on the main page, however I want to use that space in my posts to either stretch the content or add something else. Here is the link to ...
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How can I embed a .php file inside of a widget?

I have a currency exchange that I'm trying to put in the sidebar of my Wordpress site. The currency exchange is a simple php file that I'm trying to 'embed' as a widget. I created a simple plugin, ...
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Default Wordpress widgets always appear

I added only 3 Widgets to my sidebar, however when I set their visibility to hidden in post pages they disappear but ALL the default widgets appear. I want to remove the default widgets from appearing ...
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Shortcode in HTML not working [on hold]

I'm having a lot of trouble with something that seems simple. I'm trying to get a form to appear inside a lightbox (using the Easy Fancybox plugin – feel free to recommend an alternative since it ...
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Remove default WordPress widgets

Hey guys here is the problem I have added 2 sidebars to my blog, however when I change their visibility to only appear on front page and when I click on a specific post ALL of the default widgets ...
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Widget options are not updated

I'm creating a plugin which creates a widget with some options. I've extended the WP_Widget class: class Dynamic_Player_Widget extends WP_Widget { function Dynamic_Player_Widget() { ...
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Enqueue script in Widget

I am trying to use wp_enqueue_script inside function widget of the Widget class. But it seems like when I print html it doesn't handle the javascript functions which I enqueue before. This enqueue ...
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Widget to add an different image to sidebar (by category)

I want to add custom content (maybe using a widget) on my website's sidebar that changes by category. For example, if a user lands on the 'Cars' category, I want to show an image related to cars. In ...
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Widget form method does not work properly

I need your help. I have this code <?php class Messenger extends WP_Widget { function __construct() { $widget_ops = array('name' => 'Messenger', 'description' ...
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How do you create dynamic customised sections in Wordpress?

I am very new to Wordpress and I just like to ask a fundamental question about its structure. I understand that Wordpress uses different files as templates for different sections or types of pages. ...
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Cannot save widgets in custom sidebars

I'm working on a child theme of the Toolset Bootstrap Theme. I need to create a custom sidebar, so I registered the new sidebar in my child theme's function.php file: function ...
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How to change the title (name) color of new custom widgets in backend

I created a few custom widgets. The following part of the code set up the title (name) and description. How can i include a class for the widget title (name) to change the color of the name that ...
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Check which registered sidebar a widget is added to

I have 2 registered sidebars in my theme one for Products and one for Blog. What I am trying to do is if my "Category" widget is added to the Product Sidebar the taxonomy is automatically set to ...
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How to make custom dashboard widget to display alert in front-end?

I need to make a widget to display any alert in front end The widget is in dashboard section on backend and any user can use yet. The content of the widget in dashboard is: Welcome message On/off ...
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Why is the phone number a hyperlink on desktop sites, in my widget?

Here is the widget function from a widget I created. For the phone number, I don't understand why it is making it into a hyperlink on desktop sites, using the value of the if before ($gplus) for the ...
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How can I hide the dashboard widgets using install.php

I have created my own install.php file in the wp-content folder and I am using it as a drop in to customise my install of Wordpress. Currently I am using the following to hide (NOT) remove the ...
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Show sidebar from custom meta value

I want to show sidebar from meta value.Basically I am using wp-page-widget.Now I want to show the active widget.Since I am working on one page template so general procedure will not work. Upon ...
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Adding datepicker field to my custom widget

I want to add a Datepicker field to my custom widget. So that I can select a date from backend. I have tried a lot but no proper solution. class ownplugins extends WP_widget { public function ...
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Customise the Category Widget

Similar to my Search Widget question Is there a way to customise the Categories Widget? Again trying to add in extra markup. Thanks
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Paginate recent posts widget

I've created a clone of the core Recent Posts widget as suggested here Code for Recent Posts Widget, but how would I go about adding pagination to that widget? I intend on using auto-pagination for ...
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Insert Widget option into mark-up with register_sidebar

I have added a custom field to my all widgets in my theme, called "custom-title". I have managed to save the field into the database for each widget, like so: s:12:"custom-title";s:17:"HELLO TEST ...
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How to determine if the sidebar is empty? Or not active?

I used is_sidebar_active('NameOfSidebar'), but it seems not working. It returns false all the time. I wanna have a condition that goes like this if('sidebar is not active'){ //must not display the ...
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Is there a way to dump all registered sidebar/widget?

I need to know the properties of sidebar and widgets I've added, is there a way to dump those? Thanks.
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Customise search form in the Widget

I would like to customise the Search Form that you drag and drop from the widgets panel. The customisation will be more than just css changes. I would like to add and custom classes. Is this ...
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Accordion script fails after widget save process in admin [migrated]

I used the ddaccordion 2.0 script by Dynamic Drive to create an accordion function for a widget in admin area and some vexing issues are occurring as I cannot determine a solution. On initial ...
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why ’ quote double quote in database wordpress

i'm trying backup and restore database using php code. but i don't know why quote double quote show in database wordpress, something like ’, and destroy my wiget_text. So how can i fix that.? help ...
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Widget Select Options not saving

I have a widget where there is a select dropdown, with a list of all the pages on the site. I am trying to get my code correct so that when a user chooses a page, after clicking Save in the widget, ...
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Display attachment, post and page in recent comments widget

The following code (old post is here and author is diggy) is useful, but i'd like display post and page on recent comments widget, not only attachments. function wpse80087_widget_comments_args( $args ...
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Add space to the end on a widget

I have a widget that when stacked with another the out put from my widget to the next sit on top of each other. I tried echo <br> but that gives me a fatal error. Is there any other code to add ...
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How to show a widget for logged-in users only?

have a widget that I want to hide from visitors to the site. I know I need to use this code; if ( is_user_logged_in() ) { echo ''; } else { echo ''; } How do I use this in a widget? What ...
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Add sidebar in inner pages

I am new to wordpress coding. I want to add a sidebar to pages other than the home page, both pages are my custom templates. I want to list in admin so that admin can edit the content of sidebar. ...
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Add link with title to a widget

I Have a widget that I need to add a link for the users. I want a title for the link to show ( Friend ) and be able to attach a link to it. The rest of the widget works except i cant figure out how to ...
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Shortcode in Text Widget not working

Not sure why this is not working. I get no errors, but just shows nothing at all in the text widget. The shortcode works on pages and posts. WordPress version 3.9.1 add_filter('widget_text', ...
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Can't output the number 0 in widget

I have an input box where a user can input a number and then that number will be outputted into an html page. It all works fine except when you enter in the number 0 it doesn't output anything but it ...
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Wordpress - registering sidebar and adding a button directly after .textwidget

I have registered a new widget area, code as below and want to add a button after the .textwidget, however cannot seem to do it properly. Adding it after the </li> results in the button not ...
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How to check if a widget has no title

I wanted so that my widget has the following structure: <div class="widget-area"> <h4 class="widget-title">Foo Bar</h4> <div class="widget-content">Blablablabla ...
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How to give dynamic url path in widget?

I have a widget and give link to some text within it like href="http://www.netattingo.com/dev/imc/" as it is static path in widget but when I try to to use "site_url" or "bloginfo". It does not work. ...
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Widget Areas Still Appearing in WP ADMIN When They Shouldn't

I had a bunch of "Widget Areas" registered for my theme. I removed a few and added a few. The ones which I removed, I deleted the code which is hooked on widgets_init for registering the sidebars. I ...
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I wrote my plugin. How to display the result of the plugin's function to sidebar (widget?)?

I wrote my plugin. How to display the result of the plugin's function to sidebar (widget?)? <? function register_form () { global $post; $test = "testesttest"; var_dump("testtest"); ...
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Unregistering a Sidebar in Child Theme

I'm working with a handy responsive theme framework (Reverie) and I'm developing my own theme the right way using a Child theme. The Parent theme calls a sidebar called with an ID of 'Footer' and ...
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Widget dropdown always displays first option

I have a custom widget that I have made but whenever I change the dropdown value it always reverts to the first option when I save the widget. How can I have it display whatever option the user ...
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Dynamic css for a widget plugin

I have a plugin that creates a widget to show latest posts and I would like to add a dynamic css file to style the post title without using inline styles. So for example i have public function ...
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New Widget are not showing

I added a new sidebar according to WordPress Codex and for some reason it shows only on the admin and nothing shows on my front pages.. I tried to look for it on Google and here on the forums but I ...