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

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styling back end widget form and enabling multi widget feature

I am reading this tutorial from the end of 2008 on how to make widget and so far everything works fine except that I have few questions that I couldn't find answers there. I need to style back end ...
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How to show different widgets on different pages in a user friendly way

I'm looking for a plugin to let users choose which widgets appear on individual pages. There's some solutions out there, none of which that I've found are truly easy for a non-technical user. I've ...
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Wrap the widget content with a div and get the widget title outside? [closed]

In this subject you can wrap a widget with the title outside but if you don't want a title, a <div> will not be closed, and the template is broken. So I would like to do this in jQuery instead ...
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Big side banners

I would like to have a big header side advertisements like this: What is the best way to achieve that?
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Rotate Widgets or Content Blocks every x sec/min

Is there a way to rotate widgets or text blocks with a Flash banner? I had a widget loading a Flash Video loaded by wordTube Flash and YouTube player. The client wanted to rotate this video together ...
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Widget modifications in a child theme

Can I modify widgets in a child theme? When I change the footer, I don't need extra steps -- it just works. What about widgets? Example: A widget of a theme I am using makes use of google maps. I'd ...
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Multi language site [closed]

I found that two most popular plugins for multi language sites are WMPL and qTranslate. First one is commercial, so this is not option, and second doesn't have ability to translate widgets in ...
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Should use widgets in this case?

We develop a new WordPress site with a new theme developed exclusively for this site. Some widgets of the same type (such as two "Bookmarks" widgets) should be styled differently (that is have ...
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How can I disable widget from being visible on some pages?

I have two widgets in my sidebar, a jQuery vertical menu and an image handler. I need to disable the jQuery widget on my contact page (or hide it or something like this), so that it wont be shown. ...
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Register widget only page is a singular of custom post type

I've made a custom post type, with a few accompanying widgets, and I was wondering if it is possible to show (some of) these widgets only if you're on a specific page. Currently I've got function ...
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Widget: Custom Post Type Post Listing Dropdown on Admin Side

Widget: I'm making a custom widget with the following functionality on the admin side. 3 text fields 2 dropdown menus to select posts by title (both from a single custom post type) Right now, ...
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How do you categorize pages?

I am an experienced Drupal developer who is just getting stuck into Wordpress. For a selected number of pages on a new wordpress build, I need to add them into a category, then add this category ...
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modify a output of a widget

I'm to implement a theme in wordpress. Is possible modify a output (html) of widget in wordpress? For example, the "recent comments widget"?
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Add pagination to listing plugin

I am trying to figure out on how to add pagination to your listing. Think you could help me out? I have added the read more button and manage to customise the listing styles. What's left is the ...
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widgetlogic and permalinks

I'm trying to use widgetlogic to conditionally display menus on certain pages. Each menu uses a tag like is_page(array("Page Name", "Page Name 2" ...)), and works perfectly until I try to change ...
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How to rename wordpress Widget

I want to rename "Widget" to something else Like "Block" or something else. please help me. EDIT Per the user's comment below, she wants to change class="widget" to class="block" (or any ...
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Disable dashboard drag&drop

I need to disable drag&drop functionality for dashboard widgets. This should be realized with jquery, just as it is for the dashboard_browser_nag. I'm no jquery expert - so can anybody tell me ...
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How to display more than one instance for a widget?

I'm using a plugin called Recent category post widget. Unfortunately the plugin developer is no longer offering support. The way this plugin is coded, displays only one instance of the widget (meaning ...
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How to display an RSS feed widget inside a page?

I have an RSS feed (link) that I would like to display as a widget inside one of my posts. The wordpress RSS widget already does that on the sidebar, is there some solution to have it in the post? ...
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allow user to style widget backgound per widget

Is there a way to allow a user to style a widgets backgound per widget? Lets say there are 4 widgets in the sidebar, i want the user to be able to style the first 2 with a blue background, the second ...
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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 use the same template file with a widget and category loop?

i wrote a widget and i want to use category template which is located in "themename"/template-parts/content.php". <?php // Category.php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); get_template_part( ...
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wp_editor in widget breaks after save (no buttons and visual tab broken)

My goal is to get wp_editor working in a simple widget which the admin can use to add text content on an admin options page. Here we go in wp-admin/widgets.php everything looks sooo good right. ...
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How to use a dropdown to populate a list of post from CPT

I've created a widget that displays the latest posts from a dropdown of all the blog post types. I want to add an option for the user to choose a single post to be displayed as featured. I would like ...
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Add visual editor style only on widgets.php page

I'm attempting to add a visual editor style with the function add_editor_style('visual-editor.css');, but only on the widgets admin' page, and not on post editor screens. I'm using a visual editor ...
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Widgets not working in Customizr but working in Appearance

I'm having some trouble with my widgets. I've registered widget areas correctly; as the widgets are showing up in the "Appearance" menu. However widgets aren't showing up in the Customizr section of ...
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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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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 ...