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

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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
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Disable a plugin's widget

I wonder if possible to disable a widget that belongs to a plugin that is currently active w/o touching the plugin code. For sample, I normally use a code like this to disable wordpress widgets, ...
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get_the_title and get_permalink outside of the Loop

I'm trying to list the parent to a page in the sidebar. I can get the parent-page ID. I can get it to print with a print_r function, but no matter what I try I can't get get_permalink and ...
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Adding a WordPress Widget to a settings page

I'm looking to put widgets in my plug-in settings page like the ones in the WordPress Dashboard. The action to register the widget is add_action('wp_dashboard_setup', 'register_widgets' ); I ...
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change widget to display excerpt instead of content

For the life of me I can not figure out how to get this widget (built into the theme) to show the excerpt instead of the post content. Can you guys take a look at it for me please. Any help would be ...
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Is there a simple way to have a new sidebar for each page?

I am the programmer on my small dev team, along with the content editor and designer. My colleagues want to be able to add a different sidebar to each new page they make without having to monkey with ...
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How to load a stylesheet into wp_head from a custom widget?

The code below is part of a widget that goes with my theme. I'm trying to include a stylesheet that the widget needs by placing an add_action call to wp_head. However, the function never fires in this ...
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How do I create a template page with a specific widget as the content?

I have installed a widget so that I may add testimonials. This widget cycles through the testimonials in the sidebar and everything is fine. What I now want to do is create a testimonials page that ...
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What's the best way to implement custom widgets on a per post basis?

I'm creating a category called "Falculty" where each post is a member of my client's staff. Each post includes a biography and photo gallery of that staff member. My client would like to be able to ...
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how to add the same Widget twice to a sidebar?

I have a sidebar and would like to fill it like this: [Text] [Some other Widget] [Text] but I can add the Text widget only once to the Sidebar. What can I do to be able to add it more than once?
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Display specific widgets in different area's around the page

I've installed the Jigoshop plugin to create an e-commerce site. It has several built in widgets that I want to use. Is it possible to pull out specific widgets and display them within a page ...
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Customizing wordpress default widgets?

Is there anyway to customize the default WordPress widgets or do i need to create my own? For example, I want my recent post widgets to display date aswell. Thanks in advance! /Richard
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Widget's container?

I have some custom-made widgets: echo $before_widget; if ( $title ) echo $before_title . $title . $after_title; echo $output; echo $after_widget; Let's assume the $title is "Widget's ...
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Filter Text from sidebar widget?

Hey guys, I'm using a calendar plugin that provides a sidebar widget to show current calendar dates. However this widget always shows N/A if I don't set a category for a specific event. Any idea how ...
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How can I use AJAX to save/update a widget form?

My custom widget's form will have two pull-down menus: the content of the second menu is dependent on the user's selection in the first menu (think of the way Country and State/Province works). I ...
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WordPress archives widget causes Bing bot 404 errors

I'm using the standard WordPress Archives widget in dropdown mode on my blog. But apparently the Microsoft Bing spider gets confused by it, because the dropdown code looks like this: <select ...
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Minimum Widget Width for Plugin Development

I was considering a plugin that inserts itself as a widget in one's sidebar. Trouble is, I don't know what to expect for the minimum width in one's sidebar. Is there a standard?
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Script to remove all inactive widgets?

I've been working with widgets a lot lately and have amassed a ton of widgets in the inactive widgets collection. Can someone share a script or plugin that will remove all inactive widgets from the ...
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How to activate WordPress widgets but not display?

I have activate the widget in my WordPress site in admin panel, but on the front page I don't want to display it. Is this possible?
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How do I use add_action on custom widget?

First hope you will take a look example widget http://pastebin.com/2cL7BmgF There have male and female option. Let say I select male and I want add male.css to wp_head When I put something like this ...
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Button in SideBarOther widget not showing up on all pages

An item in SideBarOther shows up on the main article listing page, but when I select an article (same page layout, the article replaces the listing), the item isn't there. There are two items in ...
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Different widgets in sidebar on sub-children pages?

I'm working on project, where I have different widgets on pages and also different order. Example - on About page I may have chat widget, then e-mail sign-up widget, then testimonials widget. On other ...
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Modifying the markup in the Tag Cloud widget?

I need to modify the markup of the tag cloud widget. Can someone tell me how to go about doing this without modifying any of the files outside of the theme directory so my changes don't get ...
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Removing default theme widgets

I am trying to remove the default widgets in a theme that I found here: http://top-wordpress.net/ The theme is Terapathy. In case of some of the most used themes, if I select the custom widgets, the ...
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Display posts from category in post content?

I am developing a website using WordPress. As I don't want the sidebar, I removed 'get_sidebar()' from my page. But I need to place a category in the content part (like a category for latest news) - ...
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How to make multi -column, interesting home page in Weaver 2010?

(I am pretty new to wordpress - am a C++ developer, not an html/css coder, but I am trying.) I am having trouble figuring out how to make a home page that has blurbs about some of our products, etc ...
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How can i initialize a widgetized sidebar (with widgets)

I have a WordPress multisite installation. The client wants an email update form on the sidebar of every blog. I want to use a widget there so I need to assign it to the sidebar. Is there any way to ...
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Sidebar login widget with error print, returns an error

i'm building a widget to login from the sidebar and print errors if any, so everything is working fine except that when i login it returns an error: Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers ...
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How do you force a sidebar widget to have a container div around all child widgets?

My theme creates several widget areas for the end user. However, I've got a slight problem in that, if multiple widgets are dropped onto any sidebar container, the resulting code in "view source" is ...
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Placing a widget with $wpdb query

I'm getting the feeling that adding Widgets via MySQL query is not as simple as I thought. I was under the impression all data is stored in the options table, but it seems like I was wrong. Any idea ...
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Missing sidebar parameter “fix” - before_content

as you know the sidebar parameters from register_sidebar() that control the widget layout are - before_widget - after_widget - before_title - after_title the problem is that you cannot implement ...
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Escape HTML on WP input

I am slightly stuck on creating a widget, it has an input (bit like the default text widget) but got an issue adding html into it. My code is: $instance['content'] = ( ! empty( ...
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Twenty Twelve Widget Taking Space

I am using the twenty twelve theme and in this theme I used the Main Sidebar for widgets. I used the code below to make the widgets disappear in my homepage ( front page ). The code works however, the ...
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Can I get variable into dynamic sidebar?

How can I get a variable into a sidebar? $sidebarnum = 4; dynamic_sidebar('Footer Widget $sidebarnum'); ?>`
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latest posts-widget displays all posts on archive page but works great anywhere else

I noticed the latest posts widget in my footer displaying all posts. Anywhere else on my page, it displays only the amount of posts it should. I am using a custom theme and this is my archive.php: ...
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Why is the phone number a hyperlink on desktop sites, in my widget?

Here is the widget function from a widget I created. For the phone number, I don't understand why it is making it into a hyperlink on desktop sites, using the value of the if before ($gplus) for the ...
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Customise the Category Widget

Similar to my Search Widget question Is there a way to customise the Categories Widget? Again trying to add in extra markup. Thanks
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Is there a way to dump all registered sidebar/widget?

I need to know the properties of sidebar and widgets I've added, is there a way to dump those? Thanks.
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New Widget are not showing

I added a new sidebar according to WordPress Codex and for some reason it shows only on the admin and nothing shows on my front pages.. I tried to look for it on Google and here on the forums but I ...
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Theme's default styles are overriding my plugin's custom CSS

I have created a little plugin that creates a widget that I've made, basically just a pretty <ul> element. Unfortunately, all default widget styles are overriding my custom CSS, and adding ...
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Instance not inserting data for widget

I am trying to create a widget for my website. This is my first instance of widget creation and I am really unsure as to what the issue is Here is my code as it stands: add_action( 'widgets_init', ...
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Allow different <span> tags in widget titles

How can I make widget titles allow HTML? I want to add icons from an iconfont to the titles like <span class="icon-someicon">Widget Title Here</span> I tried the following but it does ...
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Wordpress widget in custom theme

I created a custom theme and writing a basic widget for my wordpress based website. If I paste the code in functions.php the code works fine, however if I paste the code in a separate file and keep it ...
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How to set the default value as the saved value once a form of widget is saved?

I tried doing this for the function form : <?php function form(){ //Set up some default widget settings. $defaults = array( 'uid' => __('121232', 'example'), 'height' => ...
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Removing side bar widgets from GovPress theme

I'm using the GovPress theme, I've created a child theme. I now want to remove the sidebar widgets, as they are no use to me. I've read multiple articles online, but none of them work. I believe I ...