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

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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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register_sidebar fails when using a include within functions.php

I have registered several sidebars via functions.php like this: // Register sidebars function register_widgets() { // Main sidebar register_sidebar( array( 'name' => __( 'Main Sidebar', ...
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Add Bootstrap Classes to Recent Posts Widget

I am building a site that is based on an existing theme, lawyers. I am tasked to make the recent posts widget look like the practice areas section, I would need to add some structural divs (bootstrap ...
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Remove/Unregister or hide a widget added by a plugin

I'm trying to figure out how to remove wordpress widgets added by plugins. I know there are a couple of plugins that do this, like https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-remove-widgets/ and ...
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Error with function in functions.php?

I am using the below function in my custom theme to load posts via AJAX. But for some reason it is breaking the WP ADMIN WIdget Drag and Drop and also showing the White Screen of Death when I uploaded ...
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How to change the default class for the widget title?

I would like to change the default class of the widget title. Currently it is h2 and I would like it to be h3. I have seen there is the option of customizing css so that h2 looks like h3. #sidebar h2 ...
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is_active-sidebar loop

So I have 4 widgets which is in large-3 columns, when they're not active I place a placeholder as user guide so the user would know where to put what. I did manage to work out the is_active but it ...
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Post-specific widgets in Wordpress 'Twenty Fourteen' theme

Using Wordpress 3.8.1 with 'Twenty Fourteen' theme I'd like to arrange my post in such a way that it's main contents go to main (center) column while galleries, attached files and links pertaining to ...
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Add Shortcode tag in Widget/Sidebar

I want to add a shortcode tag in the sidebar/widget. I am able to get the required functionality if I add the code in the theme's function.php add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode'); My problem ...
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How can I specify that an area of my theme contains widgets?

I am pretty new in WordPress theme development and I am developing a theme that use BootStra CSS framework I have to do that a specific area of my theme can contains some widget\module (I don't know ...
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How to use wordpress content class?

<div class="sidebar_area"> <h4>Sponsor</h4> <div class="sidebar_content"> <ul> <li><a href="#">This is new post</a></li> ...
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How do I pass arguments to dashboard widget callback functions?

I'm struggling to use the $callback_args parameter of wp_add_dashboard_widget successfully. The following code keeps displaying string(0)"" when dumping $args: add_action( 'wp_dashboard_setup', ...
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How to show 5 posts from specific category on related page?

I'm not familiar enough with wordpress to ask the question directly, so please bare with me as I explain what I'm looking for. I have four primary sections of my business (A, B, C & D, for ...
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How to change color of registered widget areas in admin?

Right now they are all gray. How to change the color? I mean, how to add a class or id to the registered widget area that are shown in the admin area? This is how you register the admin areas in my ...
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How to use the widget area to extend the page content?

I want to remove a widget area (lateral), and extend the page width getting this area. What is the better way to do it?
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How to use get_results() in widget front end?

I'm trying to get_results() in my widget's front end, this is my current code: public function widget( $args, $instance ) { echo $args['before_widget']; if($children = $wpdb->get_results( ...
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How to best include widget area just on homepage?

I have a front-page.php defining the homepage of my theme (a Genesis child theme). In it, I have some custom widget areas, like so: genesis_register_sidebar( array( 'id' => 'cta', ...
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How do i display the built-in gallery inside a widget?

I want to display a specific gallery (without a plugin = WordPress built-in gallery) inside a widget. I tried the shortcode [gallery ids="717"] but that doesn't work. Maybe a workaround could be ...
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Undefined Variable in my widget

I'm trying to get my head around writing custom widgets with options. I've been following a few tutorials and have been trying to understand as I go. I've got a widget that works perfectly in the ...
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Making a Multisite Dashboard Widget

I tried to use the code from this question: How to Check Disk Space used by Media Library But it's displaying this error in a Multisite: How can I display it on my network Dashboard instead root ...
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Update widget form after drag-and-drop “only specific plugin”

This solution, Update widget form after drag-and-drop, works correctly but I want to adapt this function to affect only a specific plugin and not every plugin. How could I do it?
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including image assets in widget

I've written my first simple WP widget-- it all works fine, but I'd like to dress it up a bit, and add an image / logo in the widget display code. How do I package the widget (which is just a single ...
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wordpress widget missing jquery

I have live score website and it is not wordpress based i build a widget for pure php websites but now i want to offer the widget to wordpress users problem is when i tried the widget i get three ...
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Remove “Content” and “Discussion” from Right Now Dashboard Widget

How do I hide "Content" and "Discussion" element in the "Right Now" dashboard widget? Here's a screenshot:
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How to create wordpress widget that is fixed position on the home page

I want to create a video plugin which is fixed on the home page when user scrolls. I know there is a wp_float plugin . But I want to try build new plugin
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Get all posts by post_author

I am creating a back-end dashboard where I need to show all the post assigned to current user by the wp admin. I assign user role to Author and while creating post (as a wp admin) just assign ...
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Contact information footer

I am new to Wordpress but forced to create a website as a Wordpress template for my current employee (I am a front end developer, mostly build new systems/apps etc from scratch). Creating the template ...
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New loop vs widget

So, I have a sidebar that I'm going to list all posts in, I could just use a widget. But is it proper to use a new loop instead of a widget, or preferential?
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wordpress widgets screen disappeared

Im having a weird problem. The screen where you manage widgets (drag and drop them from left to right) suddenly disappeared. How can I access it? It should be accessible via admin>themes>widgets but ...
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Saving widget options from class method

I have a widget class (derived from WP_Widget) that has a method (called via ajax) to update part of its options(the elements order) without the user to click "Save", to set the handler I do from the ...
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How to Remove ALL Widgets from Dashboard?

I'm looking for a complete blank Dashboard. No widgets at all and preferably one column. There are snippets to remove the default WordPress widgets, but haven't found nothing about the ones added ...
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Add individual <hx> tag to widget title in sidebar

In my sidebar every widget title is enclosed in <h2> tags. I use 4 widgets in my sidebar and I'd like to have the first 2 widget titles as <h2> and the other 2 as <h4>. I changed ...
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dynamic sidebar in front page

I am developing TwentyTen child theme and wish to display dynamic sidebar on front page, but something is not quite right. I modified loop-page.php: <div class="entry-content"> <?php ...
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Recent Comments from Specific Category Widget

I've been trying to create a sidebar widget to display recent comments from specific category. I'm having difficulties in determining how Wordpress knows from which categories the comments are. I ...
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Create Widget or Enable Shortcodes in Sidebar

I'm well aware that WordPress by default does not process shortcodes in the sidebar. My question is why. I'm building a very small plugin that exports some content when the shortcode is present. This ...
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How to Modify a Widgets UL and/or LI Classes

Im attempting to use twitter UL styles on a custom menu widget. For example, in BootStrap they have a Nav List Style for UL's <ul class="nav nav-list"> <li class="nav-header">List ...
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Getting Duplicate Posts on Home Page with Widget Added Between Posts

I'm trying to add a widget area in between posts on the home page. I got them to show right where I want them, after the first post. The problem is that the first two posts are duplicated. The same ...
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Add a specific css to a widget

I have a theme with a sidebar and 3 widgets. I want to change the color of one of those widgets. The problem is that all the widgets have the same code: <div class="box_outer"> <div ...
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WP_enqueue_script() loads them always in wp_footer()?

This is my example code placed in functions.php: function my_init_method() { wp_enqueue_script('jquery'); wp_enqueue_script('jquery-ui-core', false, array('jquery'), false, false); ...
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Link listings with image

So I'm really new to Wordpress and I'm trying to create a simple widget. I want the widget to list the logos of my site's affiliates (similar to the "check out our shows" section on ...
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Custom dashboard widget search box

I'd like to create a custom dashboard widget that contains the search box from the posts edit screen. I know how to create the dashboard widget and how to display it, but I don't know how can I place ...
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Placing widget to menu

is there any way to display widget in menu. Actually what i want is "site stat" in the menu. (black area) At the right. link
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Different sidebars not changing

I dont understand why my sidebar isn't changing over to the second one on the other pages. I've gone in an told the pages that if your not on this page show sidebar 2. So the home page and blog page ...
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How to handle forms from sidebar widgets - Processing $_POST variables using get_field_name()

Thanks to Wordpress calling their content 'posts', it makes it hard to find information on dealing with forms submitted with the POST protocol. My question is simple, the answer should be simple to a ...
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Proper approach to moving complete site from one domain to another AND preserve widgets

I consider myself fairly versed in this matter, however I've recently had a rash of issues when moving sites. I am able to successfully move the site, edit wp-config.php, move the database, etc. ...
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I have a widget area in my header. How can I have that display a different widget depending on what group is shown?

I have a widget area in my header. How can I have that display a different widget depending on what group is shown? So if uses are in a group about say Baseball in the site Header in my theme the ...
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what is the best way to add things to a side bar

I have a user that is wanting to be able to add items to the side bar (images / text) I'm rather new to wordpress development - fulltime c# developer, so I'm at a loss for a solution. Can anyone ...
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Toggle option in sidebar widgets

I would like to use toggle option in my sidebar widgets. But my sidebar widgets not generating unique id. This is my register sidebar code. register_sidebar(array( 'name' => 'Main ...
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Short messages widget

i'm looking for a widget that can show short news messages in the sidebar sorted by date (sticky's would be nice too) and manageble in the backend. I don't want to create posts because these messages ...
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How can I hard code my sidebar?

I am building a child theme based on Thematic. Rather than use widgets, I would like to hard code my sidebar but I can't figure out how to do this. Any help appreciated! Thanks