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

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How to add multiple copies of a widget from “available widgets”

I've found a widget that I need to add to more than one sidebar widget area. However, apparently its been coded so that once you drag it from "available widgets" over to a sidebar widget, it ...
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How to reorder and display a feed to be chronological?

I have a feed from an events calendar that once put in the WordPress RSS widget displays the feed items in reverse chronological order. So the events that are farthest in the future display first, and ...
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How to position custom dashboard widgets on side column

My Question: Is it possible to add custom dashboard widgets in the right hand column instead of only on the left hands side? I use wp_add_dashboard_plugin( $widget_id, $widget_name, $callback, ...
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Style every second widget?

I need to apply a certain style to every second widget in my sidebar, and I'm reluctant to use :nth-child due to cross-browser compatibility issues. Is there a bit of PHP that will allow me to apply a ...
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Widgets in the loop if active

I'm trying to put a widget as "first post" if it's active.. and let the posts continue after that.. It works, but the first post disappears and the second post becomes the first in line after the ...
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Why is my custom widget breaking another one?

The first plugin is somehow breaking the second one (the content of the second one doesn't show up at all): plugins/featured-images.php: <?php /* Plugin Name: Featured Jobs Plugin URI: [Enter ...
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Override WordPress Widget CSS Classes?

I'm attempting to style lists in the sidebar (you know, <ul><li>) and I'm curious how to also make widgets adopt this class. Each widget seems to have its own class assigned to it by ...
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Hide certain widgets from specific user roles in admin

I'm looking for a way to hide certain widgets from specific user types in the admin, Appearance > Widgets page? For instance, admins can see all widgets, but authors can only see a select few? I ...
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Grabbing how many posts by month for a dashboard widget

I am trying to develop a dashboard widget that counts posts or post types by month. I am really not sure how to go about doing this. I know how to create a dashboard widget and all that with post ...
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Are widgets meant to be used outside of sidebars?

Are widgets meant to be used outside of sidebars? My case: I have this html block which I want to use every time I display a post with category of "Story". I was going to make a widget to reduce ...
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Help me out with this Undefined index ?

I'm working on flickr Wp-widget. Here is code to fetch flickr pics. class imperia_flickr extends WP_Widget { function imperia_flickr() { $widget_ops = array('description' => 'This ...
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how to create theme based widget that can be drop in sider bar or footer

I am developing a installable theme in wordpress I have created a contact form and called that form in footer but I want to create a widget that should be theme based mean i dont want any plugin.I can ...
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Disabling plugin but wpenqueue is not available

I'm trying to disable a few plugins when my mobile theme is loaded. I read somewhere about using this particular function in my mobile theme functions.php file to remove scripts and css. //Disable ...
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One register_sidebar function works, the other doesn't?

Here's how I have my code set up in the functions file: register_sidebar(array( 'name' => 'Latest Updates', 'before_widget' => '<span>', 'after_widget' => '</span>', ...
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How to use widget in a widget-less WordPress theme?

I have a widget-less WordPress theme to which I want to add Subscribe by Email functionality. Unfortunatly the plugin only comes in the form of a widget. How can I use the widget functionality ...
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Possible to preset a widget's contents via a plugin script?

This plugin is a simple demo test to see if I can dynamically populate a pre-existing widget area with text. In this case, my theme has created the widget area "home-header-widget" and I'm trying to ...
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Is there a WordPress widget for my webpage?

I'd like to show a summary of my recent posts on my homepage. (Like the headlines and perhaps a few lines of text.) My site is not running on WordPress. Is there a code snippet for that? Edit: When ...
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Display some arbitrary HTML or content in a sidebar [closed]

I need to have a bit of frequently changing content in a sidebar (the time and location of the next meeting of a club). What I'd really like is a nice widget that displays the_content() of a selected ...
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Related posts widget or plugin needed

I'm looking for something like they are using here: http://www.jennyreviews.com/as-seen-on-tv/triple-joint-formula/ Look under "Related Product Reviews" I checked the source but could not find the ...
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Wordpress widget title coding

I have a problem with wordpress widget titles, some widgets are not affected by theme custom encoding. Here is the codes; function ecce_widget_title($title){ if( empty( $title ) ) return ' '; else ...
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Hide widget to non-logged in users without plugin (functions.php) [closed]

I am working on a Woocommerce Wordpress site. I want to hide a widget in frontend to non-logged in users. The widget is "filter by price" from Woocommerce. I'm also using the "Catalog Visibility ...
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Is it acceptable for a WordPress theme to not accept widgets?

I'm developing my own WordPress theme, and I was going through the Theme Unit Test as described by the Wordpress Codex. Now, at some point, the Codex mentions that I should verify that All widgets ...
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Dashboard Widget drawn before opening HTML tag

I am making my first dashboard widget and it is displaying successfully but the output HTML from the function below is showing up before the opening HTML tag on dashboard page. The code involved is ...
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Text Widget in Footer for just 1 page template

I am building a wordpress website and I want to show a text widget in the footer just for one page template. That widget shouldnot be seen for other pages. Is there any possible way for that?
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Custom Sidebar only on single post

I am developing a child theme for the new twenty thirteen theme and I am trying to add a sidebar (widget area) next to my content. I only want it to display in single posts. What I did: edit ...
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Show a widget as a sidebar fallback

I'm trying to find a way to show a widget only if a given sidebar is empty. I'm using Widget Logic to control some widgets, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to use it in this case. I've tried ...
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Validating widget's configuration data on Admin page

I have a simple widget that needs its width and height set by the user, so that it is displayed properly on the blog. The thing is: on the Administrator/Appearance/Widgets page, if the admin user ...
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How to make widget title accept php?

I am trying to make widgets accept php, but without resorting to plugins. So far I have enabled php for the widget_text but cant make it work for widget_title. I am using the following code in ...
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Transform php code into a widget?

how can I create a widget out of a php code? It's just a disqus code that I would like to place in the sidebar. I could just paste the code in the widget section (my tag), but then I would not be ...
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Problem since update 3.5 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stackoverflow type of badge plugin giving warnings in Wordpress 3.5 I have updated my wordpress website simpliblog.org 2 days ago. And now I can read that on top: ...
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Call plugin with php function

This plugin only works as widget. I need call this plugin with php function. How to modify this code ? <?php /* Plugin Name: AJAX Calendar Plugin URI: ...
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<?php echo get_template_directory_uri(); ?>/images/image.jpg not working in sidebar

Hoping someone can answer this! I'm using <img src="<?php echo get_template_directory_uri(); ?>/images/image.jpg"> for my header and it is working. But when I try to use it in a ...
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the_post_thumbnail call removing li in code

Need some help here. I've been working on a widget to display a list of featured posts (custom post type) and want to display the featured image for each post so I was using the_post_thumbnail call ...
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How to disable a widget when dependent plugin is inactive?

My widget has a lot of dependent plugins, and disabling one of the plugins results in erratic behavior throughout my entire WP installation. I've been trying to use the function ...
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displaying tags in a widget

I have a widget which displays the latest projects as thumbnails on my website. When I mouse over a thumbnail the project title appears; this is the code for title: <h2><?php echo ...
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Sidebar widget: Randomly select text from a given set

I have a sidebar text widget, which displays a nice quote that's related to the blog contents. I change the quote every now and then, And I'm looking for a way to create a set of quotes and display ...
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Register sidebar 'before' and 'after' html as div rather than li tags

I am making sidebars for my theme using the register sidebar function. The codex does it something like this if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') ) register_sidebar(array( 'name' => 'Right ...
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Dynamic Sidebar and XHTML Validity?

My question is concerning dynamic sidebars and wrapping the dynamic sidebar code in the <ul> tag. When I have widgets/dynamic sidebar enabled do not add widgets to the sidebar, and do not wrap ...
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Remove the Inactive Widgets

I'm looking for a function, NOT A PLUGIN, that allow me to remove the Inactive Widgets... there was a topic before Script to remove all inactive widgets? with an answer, however it's not working for ...
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How to add the same widget twice?

I noticed that if you put the same widget in two different widget slots (primary and secondary for instance) only the first one will appear on the page. The second slot will be empty. How to solve ...
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How to determine which sidebar the widget has been added to, via widget admin?

In the script below, which resides in a custom widget, I'm trying to determine which sidebar area the widget has been added to because I want to alter the default text depending on which sidebar the ...
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Modify WordPress widgets Screen

I have been searching for some time on how to modify the Widgets Administration Screen, i'm attempting to add the sidebar id to the wrapper elements. Current output: (produced by wordpress) <div ...
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Best practice for including plugin output in a template without using shortcode?

I need your recommendation for the best practice here: A custom post type I have created needs a list of attachments at the end of the post content. I have created a series of functions that handle ...
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Making tags appear as an Unordered list <ul> instead of a 'cloud'

I'm developing a a site using the wp e-commerce plugin, and it handles tags in pretty much the same way it would if I were using it for a blog instead of a store. The issue is that I want to use the ...
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Shortcode displays always first. Once again

OK, I've had a problem with echoes in my last shortcodem, but everything works fine now. But I have another one: function myWidget_shortcode( $atts ) { extract( shortcode_atts( array( ...
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Categories widget show empty?

Is there a way I can display all categories in the categories widget that comes with wordpress. I do not want to have to edit the core files and I want to stay away from rewriting the widget, but if ...
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FTP Widget Location

I am trying to recover some code I had several months ago (I have backups of everything). It was part of a text widget in my WordPress sidebar. If I have the full backup, where can I find that code? ...
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Widget Update Code Not Working

From what I can tell the widget API is pretty straight forward and simple, yet for some reason my update code isn't taking effect properly. When I press [save] from the backend all fields are blanked, ...
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Conditional Display of Links in Widgets

I want the links widget in my sidebar to display links based on the page the user is on. For example, if the user is on the home page I want it to display link1, link2 and link3. But if the user goes ...
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Exclude posts from widget while post is showing on home, single and categories

Im using this widget. but im trying to figure out how to get it to not display any posts that are currently being displayed on the home page, single post and categories. Another user raised the ...