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

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How to get my plug-in, wrote in php, to refresh on its own every 5 minutes?

I wrote a plugin with custom widgets for the Dashboard. It retrieves information from an XML file, and display the information into the widget. The XML file will be modified a bit every few minutes or ...
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Allow shortcode for custom widget

The following code allows shortcode parsing for 'text' widget: add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode'); How to make a similar one for a custom widget? I tried the following one but it didn't ...
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Using jQuery in widget development

I'm working on a widget that do some magic with jQuery (slide,fades elements). The problem is that the jQuery script attached to widget is not called when I delete and then replace the widget in the ...
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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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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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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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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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Widget on the right side of the page overlaps with the left side

I added the mailchimp widget to the right column of my blog. But for some reason, it overlaps with the main content of the blog. Here is a screenshot of what happens Would anyone know why this ...
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How to add a text widget during theme activation

I'm trying to add a text widget with the title and text set, to two custom sidebars in my custom theme. But, I can't find a clear walkthrough of how to do it. I've seen bits of code here and there, ...
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Disable default Wordpress widgets in sidebar

Im creating my own theme. When I have a clean wordpress installation, there are some default widgets in the sidebar (search, category, recent posts etc). I know that I can remove them from the sidebar ...
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jQuery does not work in widget backend

I created a widget which should use jQuery for switching between two views and implement the jQuery UI date picker. I was wondering why my jQuery code does not work as I noticed that the date picker ...
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Registering a stylesheet inside my WordPress widget

I did see the other topic similar to this but I cannot get mine to work. I am using WordPress 3.8 and am creating a custom widget for a site. I need to style it a certain way so I need to load an ...
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How i can widget ID get after drag for wordpress with jquery?

I create custom widget with select option image but first time selected option image are not showing after saving this function work perfectly,I need this function only load after Drag in sidebar ...
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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 ...
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Restrict access to specific widget field based on user role

I'm looking for a way to restrict the ability to drag certain widgets to specific widget areas in the widget editor. For example, I would like to restrict the widget field 'ads' to only be available ...
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Edit and make class-wc-widget-featured-products.php update-proof

Within the class-wc-widget-featured-products.php file I need to Remove this on Line 101: <?php if ( $r->post->post_title ) echo get_the_title( $r->post->ID ); else echo ...
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Dashboard Widget Form

I created a Dashboard widget to send push notifications to an app, but the way I have it coded, whenever I make changes in the Plugin Editor and press Update File, the code gets ran and I get a blank ...
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How to update the widget form when the image is selected?

I have created a custom widget. There are 2 things that I can't do: I need to open the new media uploader window when the button "Select The Image" is clicked. When the image is selected from the ...
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Using add_filter() in Widgets

Just have a query reference the add_filter() function. Can you use this function inside a WordPress widget class. Example I have a widget with dynamic created code that I want to pass to another ...
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Issue understanding and using WordPress filters and actions

I have a custom WordPress plugin that I have developed. The plugin is a widget bundle containing a bunch of custom widgets. The scenerio The plugin allows for custom css styles through creating a ...
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Display Widgets Horizontally in Area [closed]

I am building a custom bootstrap 3 theme. I have created a new widget area for my header and am trying to get the widgets there to display horizontally, in line. I've looked up several tutorials, but ...
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HowTo: Add Class to Sidebar Widget List-Items

The newest version of Bootstrap (v3.0) adds a new List Group component which has the following structure: <ul class="list-group"> <li class="list-group-item">Cras justo odio</li> ...
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Custom taxonomy widget in admin area

I have a custom taxonomy set up on a custom post type and the box it uses is the same as categories, except I wanted to make it easily searchable using a filter script and then also allow the user to ...
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How can I inject html after the [x]th widget inside a Sidebar? [duplicate]

I can't provide you with any code since I not really know where to start. I like to add some programmatically created widgets (or just html) after the 1st Widget inside my sidebar. Right now I have ...
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How to “pair” two widgets side by side in one sidebar [closed]

Currently I use the Pinboard theme with 2 sidebars. In each sidebar I place one kind of widget several times. The point is that 2 widgets of a row (1 of each sidebar) belong together regarding the ...
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Ajaxing function in widget class

I want to ajax function declared in function Widget in widget Class ,it have arguments belong to the widget i try this code add_action('wp_ajax_my_func', 'my_func'); ...
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Ajax load more button in Recent posts widget

I create Recent posts widget and i trying to create load more button for it to get more Recent posts links by ajax ,is there any tutorial for how to make it?
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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 ) : ...
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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 ...
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Conditional tag in Widget Logic for checking if top level page or if subpage

I'm using the Widget Logic plugin to show widgets on certain pages using Wordpress Conditional Tags (or any general PHP code). What I would like to do is only show a widget on child pages, not top ...
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How do i place same widgets multiple time by default on theme activation?

I am creating a portfolio theme and want to place some widgets on sidebar by default on theme activation. I did it but the problem is that, I want to place Text widget two times at the same sidebar ...
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Set Custom Post Type in Widget Settings for use in Widget

I'm trying to dynamically list all of CPT's in a dropdown, set one in the widget settings and then echo that value in the actual widget output. I can't seem to get it to work though. I was trying to ...
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RSS dashboard widget not showing visuals

I am using a RSS feeds widget on my dashboard as shown in this Q&A. Problem is feeds doesn't show up any visual like images or videos. I verified this by looking raw feeds which I used. Here is a ...
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How to add custom widget above admin_footer

What I am trying to accomplish is placing custom widget on an admin page (edit.php). I tried using these two functions: Places custom html right below < body > (above all page content) ...
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Adding custom menu widget to sidebar programatically [duplicate]

I am trying to add custom menu widget to the sidebar. I am not working on wordpress directly, but I am using an xml-rpc calls to manage worpdress site (it is possible via ...
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Add tinymce to widget textareas

I've got several custom widgets which are extended from WP_widget. Many of these have textarea fields. I'd like to be able to apply a special css class to certain of these textareas in order to ...
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How to create a 'single' category widget for woocommerce plugin [closed]

Woocommerce out of the box provides many widgets, however the category widget for providing a product search, groups ALL the categories into one widget. I want a widget for one category, i.e. 'shop ...
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remove post and categories/tags count from right now dashboard widget

I know it is easily possible to add a post-type count for a custom post type to the right now dashboard widget. However I wonder if it is also possible to remove stuff from this widget. E.g. I ...
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How to create a dashboard widget for one user

I will start by warning you that my programming skill is limited. I need to create a dashboard widget that will display in the WP dashboard for the users with the user_id=21. So far I have tried the ...
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How the widget can be run by shortcode

I have my own widget, that uses WP_Widget class, and executes its code inside function in this class. Is there any ways to run this widget using shortcode inside post? This is how my widget ...
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Is It Possible to Restore Accidentally Deleted Widgets?

I accidentally deleted the widgets without dragging it to the inactive widgets section. I have a backup of all the files and the database but i have changed many things on the site other than the ...
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Theme development: Pre-activated widgets [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Programmatically add widgets to sidebars Is it possible to develop a theme that has certain widgets automatically activated when the theme is activated? For example: ...
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Simple widget causing whitescreen

This widget code is causing my WP site to white screen. I've re-factored the code about 5 times trying to solve it, but no luck. <?php class latest_mag_issue_widget extends WP_Widget { ...
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Change Widgets Order In Plugin - Get Array Of Sidebar Widgets [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Programmatically add widgets to sidebars i create front-site drag and drop layout manager. I need to change widget order, when user drag widget A over widget B, but how ...
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Want to be able to sign up subscribers as authors

I want to be able to select a subscriber an author of a post in the admin so it displays their name as having written the post, but I do not want to give them any additional privileges (if they login ...
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Problem getting current post tags to show in a widget

I have tried tons of examples and suggestion on this topic but I can not get them to work. What I am trying to do is display the tags associated with the current post in a widget. I have built the ...
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How can I add an author-box below a post?

I would like to have a box below each blogpost with information about the author. These screenshots are examples for what I would like to have: Links that could help: I've found these links ...
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Save Multiply Checkboxes in a Widget

Trying to save multiply checkboxes in a widget, but no luck. Here is my code: function update( $new_instance, $old_instance ) { $instance = $old_instance; $instance['title'] = ...
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Widgetize Buddypress Activity Plus plugin? [closed]

Is there anyway to widgetize the Activity Plus plugin so I can display the post form in a widget area on my Genesis News child theme front page? I'm using the BP Sitewide Activity Widget to display ...
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Remove […] from RSS feed?

I would like to remove the [...] from the RSS feed widget. I have tried adding the following to functions: function replace_ellipsis($text) { $return = str_replace('[...]', '-', $text); return ...