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

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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 ...
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I want to create a posts widget and be able to select categories

Can you please tell me how can I create a wordpress posts widget that outputs posts based on a categories selection ( category checkboxes of all the post categories ) This is in my form function: ...
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Why isn't a list of posts from my custom post type displaying in this widget?

I have a custom post type called 'blog' . I wish to show a selected number of posts from this custom post type in a widget. But all I get is 'No listing found,' which is the else statements if no ...
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'is_author()' logic in widget for author only

So, I have a widget that I only want to show it to the page author. I used the following logic: is_author() However it does not seem to work (it shows non-author) Am I using this logic right? Any ...
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how to display custom widget anywhere in wordpress

i've a custom widget for ads,it helps me to show ads on sidebar but i'm trying to display it under every single post or on front page near to slider. <?php the_widget( 'AdWidget_300' ); ?> ...
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Can't Write Custom Widget Code In One ECHO

I am creating a WordPress custom widget and I created the below one that is working fine when I add it in function.php. <?php /* ...
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Register Script in Plugin Widget

I need to load a separate js file into a widget and just can't get it to work. So far I have if ( is_active_widget( false, false, $this->id_base, true ) ) { function tab_widget_scripts() { ...
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Echo title with permalink

I was creating a wordpress sidebar widget that will display recent posts. For, this i've created a custom widget(popular_posts_widget.php) and included in my theme functions.php. I was trying to ...
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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 to add Custom Fields to Settings in Widget Options for all Registered Widgets?

I want to add input box in the custom form when we click for Widget Settings. Really like to have this additional text box in all widgets be Custom Made or the default ones. I'll be needing help in ...
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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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Customizing the Widget content markup

I am using bootstrap to create panels for the sidebar widgets, and I can set the container markup for the widget, as well as the markup for the panel header, but I cannot provide the markup for the ...
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How to include a file only on dashboard widgets page?

I want to add some styles to the widgets input fields. Therefore I want to include a style.css file only on the wp-admin/widgets.php page. How can I detect the above page and include file there?
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How to pass a special CSS class into widget li

I have assigned a Sidebar into functions.php: register_sidebar( array ( 'name' => 'Footer Widgets Area', 'id' => 'footer_widgets_area', 'description' ...
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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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Are there any official or unofficial guidelines for the styling of a widget?

I've designed a sidebar widget and found that on many themes the widget looks fine. However, certain themes make the widget look out of place (clashing with colors, bad contrast, etc.) Are there any ...
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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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register child class in another plugin

I think this should be relatively easy, but somehow I cannot figure out how to do this. essentially there's a preexisting plugin that does this: add_action('widgets_init', create_function('', ...
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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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Using wp_dropdown_categories in widget options

I have a product search widget when you select certain products a hidden field is shown. I would like to set a custom category in my widget options that is then used for displaying my hidden field. ...
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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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Widget queries even when there are no sidebars?

I'm trying to reduce my database queries. I don't have any sidebars or widgets set but I noticed the following query SELECT option_value FROM wp_options WHERE option_name = 'widget_pages' LIMIT 1 ...
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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 ...