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

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Widget textarea input gets formatted

I've built a small widget for my website It has a couple of inputs, and a <textarea> among others. Whenever someone inputs to the textarea it adds a tab at the begining and changes every ' to ...
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I'm trying to find a basic plugin for displaying images in a widget [closed]

I've tried and installed loads of free WP plugins that can't do what I would like them to do. I write a fictional news blog and I'd like to be able to display about a dozen or so adverts that I've ...
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Custom html widget with a Joomla-style assigment

I was unable to find a custom html widget with Joomla style assignment. Like you create a module (widget), define some HTML and assign it to certain menu items (or set it to show everywhere except the ...
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widget dropdown menu code

I'm trying to put in a simple dropdown menu in my widget. I copied one out of a previous widget and trying to substitute my own values into it. The submenu shows, but when I click save, it saves ...
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how to put functions inside of widgets

I'm trying to put my own function in a widget but it doesn't run. I want to use it everywhere within the widget. If I could see an example,that'd be great.
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Custom random quote widget breaks when used in multiple sidebars

I've created a custom widget and placed it in functions.php. You can see the widget here: http://pastebin.com/3uWpeaFx (I've also created a similar widget that grabs a random image; it's included ...
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Hooking in to replace the Sidebar/Widget areas

The Goal: To replace the sidebar on all sites across my network with content loaded from a plugin, across all themes. I need a way of over-riding the sidebar/main widget area on all sites across my ...
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Show widget differently depending on if it's in the sidebar or footer

I've made a custom widget which shows thumbs of my latest videos. These thumbs are set to be 300px wide, which is the same width of my sidebar. My problem is that i also want to be able to use it in ...
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the_widget() and widget's ID

Let's assume I have a widget that displays only its name: <p> <?php echo $args['widget_id'] ?> </p> So when I drag & drop my widget to any sidebar it shows: ...
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Adding a Widget : what to put in plugin URL

I am signing up to add a widget to wordpress.org here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/add/ What do I put for the field "Plugin URL"? Would that URL be the svn repository I am currently hosting ...
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How to list all custom post types in a custom widget?

I tried the Following (whihc lists custom post types called Static Content): <?php add_action("widgets_init", array('Widget_name', 'register')); class Widget_name { function control(){ ...
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Get posts after today (upcoming events)

I'm using PHP Exec to build a widget to show a list of upcoming events: <?php function filter_whene($whene = '') { $whene .= " AND post_date >= '" . date('Y-m-d') . "' "; return $whene; } ...
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Changing widget options via the functions.php when there are no hooks

The problem: to change a widget's options with a custom function in functions.php, when there are no useful hooks, and where there are multiple occurrences of the same widget (multiwidget). This ...
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How can I assign widgets from WP to appear in bbpress?

The usual set-up: www.domain.com - wordpress installation with sidebars and widgets; www.domain.com/forum - bbpress. BBpress is integrated via bbpress-integration plugin. The question is - how can I ...
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Dividing widgets in sidebar?

I'm having a custom sidebar called Footer. I'm displaying this sidebar using this code: <?php if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar('Footer') ) : ?> (maybe I should ...
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Do widget options need to be escaped widget()?

I was wondering if you really need to escape user submitted data (widget option fields) within the widget() and form() functions (from the widget class) ? I don't see a reason to do this, if the data ...
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How to pass data from page to widget functions?

I need help,need to pass data from page,to widget function,I need to pass author id to widget,any idea? Tnx
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get_option returns undesired blank instance of a widget

I am presently trying to call the fields of a custom widget using get_option and loop through the array created from the get_option() call. The issue is that it is outputting a blank one at the end, ...
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Paging in a sidebar mini loop

I switched to another theme and decided to make a widget of some default code I had in there which shows my delicious posts, twitter posts, su posts and youtube vids in a custom loop (excluding these ...
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Adding a rich text editor to a widget - specifically CKEditor

I am trying to add a rich text editor to a widget and am using CKEditor ( http://ckeditor.com/download ) with a simple toolbar. Everything works fine until I try to save. When clicking on "save" the ...
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Help with custom widget options! (saving checkbox option)

I created a custom Flickr Widget for Wordpress and successfully set up an options form for users to enter their Flickr information, but I cannot get the checkbox in the form to save whether or not it ...
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How can I reuse the Wordpress search form for a custom plugin / widget?

I need to develop a custom widget to display posts, based on their ID. The user must be able to handpick posts. Right now, they can enter the post ID, but it is not convenient for them. Is it ...
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Create an extra Widget Areas in WordPress TwentyTwelve

I'm new to wordpress and it's difficult for me to find some basic information in forums and documentation. I'm trying to create my own widget areas, and place my widgets there in administration ...
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Input in plugin widget does not allow spaces

I'm developing a plugin for a client which allows keeping records of reservations to their hotel, and it has a widget which allows clients to make reservations. However, for some reason one of the ...
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How to conditionally display widgetized areas in theme customizer?

On my client's site there will be quite a few widgetised areas - one for each page created plus global ones. The problem is that they all display in the "widgets" section in theme customizer at the ...
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How to add WooCommerce Add to Cart button in widget?

How can I add a separate WooCommerce widget, with the Add to Cart button and its options, so I can display it anywhere in the sidebar of the product details page?
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Widget Logic use with Custom Taxonomy

I am using Widget Logic and attempting to use the new WPAdverts plugin to display classified ads. They use a custom taxonomy of taxonomy=advert_category&post_type=advert. I'm trying to display a ...
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Adding a widget function into the php theme file

I am using the following plugin - widget No Cache AJAX Widgets to display on the sidebar a feed of rss news that is created dynamically and bypassing the cache function. In updating the site we wish ...
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Where to add a widget class?

Where do we add our custom widget? I keep on getting internal errors, I tried to add the class in wp_content > plugins, or wp_includes > widgets, but I get an internal error. The class is simple, ...
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Unable to edit the “customize” section and the “widget” section is populating unknown code

My WordPress site is experiencing some major issues. I am getting a 500 server error when attempting to change the "customize" side bar, and the "widget" section is acting really weird (populating ...
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Custom Widget form function common elements

I am writing a set of custom widgets, all of which share a common 18 lines of code in the form() function, which looks like this: <div class="common-section"> <input type="hidden" ...
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How to run PHP code in Text Widget with no plugin in WP 4.4

Before I had the following code in the function.php add_filter('widget_text','execute_php',100); function execute_php($html){ if(strpos($html,"<"."?php")!==false){ ob_start(); ...
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'Pages' widget alternative for custom post types?

I want to make a menu from hierarchical custom post type. There is a default WordPress widget called 'Pages' that give you list of all the pages preserving their hierarchy. Is the a way to use this ...
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How to add a class to Tag cloud widget link?

I am currently trying to add styles to the links in the Tag Cloud Widget which I can see uses wp_tag_cloud() to output the cloud itself. The args in wp_tag_cloud() don't include a classname which is ...
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How to exclude a widget from page 1 of a paginated post

I want certain widgets to not appear on page 1 of a paginated post but appear on all other pages (page 2,3..so on), and some other widgets to appear on only appear on page 1 and not the rest of the ...
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How to edit widget code to add unique class name to each div?

Code from existing widget: $get_featured_pages = new WP_Query( array( 'posts_per_page' => -1, 'post_type' => array( 'page' ), 'post__in' ...
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how to display a widget only on a page where the custom field is defined?

I have a set of local pages using a template, I want to display a widget only on pages where I have ticked the custom checkbox field.
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Choose sidebars column in widgets.php page

I know that sidebars appear on widgets.php page in order that you register the sidebars. So register_sidebar(array( 'name' => __('First', 'mytheme'), .... )); register_sidebar(array( ...
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Wysiwyg editor errors

Hi everybody I am having a prob with wordpress when in my themes and browse to widgets and they are not active and won't allow editing. This is a brand new WP install and even if I change my theme its ...
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How to make WordPress customizable for clients

I was wondering how I can make WordPress customizable for clients? Such as, I use classes and ids in my span, paragraph, div, (etc.) elements... so how do I do this customization without having the ...
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Admin Dashboard with Custom Tab for Client

I am trying to create a basic Tour Date widget. When the user clicks on the Tour Date Tab from the admin dashboard I want them to be presented with five fields. Date Venue City, State or Country ...
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Can't receive $args[ ] to my custom widget

I'm new to WordPress. I created my first ugly widget. It located in wp-content/plugins/my-awesome-widget/widget_init.php (no more files in this folder). And it's working. I created a sidebar and ...
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Get draggable widgets on Edit Post page

Is it possible to get the widgets with settings (just as widgets.php page) on the Edit post (like attached image) ? There i can define a custom sidebar in post meta. However how to get the list of ...
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How to refresh Theme Customizer after change color inside wpColorPicker?

I develop my custom widget with setting where I can set up custom color for the widget. I use this code to initialize wpColorPicker instead of default text input in form() method of Widget class: ...
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How to show all post related taxonomies

I created several custom taxonomies for default WP post type. Does anyone knows any widget solution or have any idea for this: How to show (in sidebar) all post related taxonomies? Example: If we go ...
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Rewrite woocommerce categories widget urls

I am attempting to rewrite the list of categories url in woocommerce categories widget printed to the page. Not sure if I am adding this to the correct hook, or where I went wrong. function ...
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Need help with undefined index in widgets [closed]

I receive the following notices in wordpress [14-Dec-2015 02:28:37 UTC] PHP Notice: Undefined index: width in ...
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Setup page on first login on multisite

Is it possible to create a setup page on the first login before they visit their admin page to say change the language of the administrator and change their temporary password? I don't want users to ...
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How can I inject options into an select tag inside the widget form?

I created a widget, that retrieves filenames from the database and am now trying to output the filenames as options in a select tag inside the admin widget menu(the form function in the widget class). ...
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Problem creating an array instance in a widget in 4.4 update

Before WordPress 4.4 recent update, I was able to create an array instance in a widget from a multiple select menu this way: <?php $cats = get_categories(); ?> <select multiple="multiple" ...