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

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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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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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Twenty Fourteen: how do they populate by default the sidebar?

My question is pretty similar to this one: How can I insert default widgets when my theme is activated (similar to what twenty eleven does)? Except that it's for Twenty Fourteen. I'm trying to use ...
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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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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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Show Woocommerce Product “attributes/extra information tab” in widget [closed]

I have a question concerning WP in combination with WooCommerce, I hope someone can help me out. When viewing a product on the site I would like the "extra information tab" (containing all the ...
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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('', ...