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

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Dashboard Widgets - Add Admin Page With Same Functionality

I have a plugin that has its own dashboard with basically quick-views of relevant data and I wanted to know if there was an "easy" way to mimic the functionality of the admin dashboard where you can ...
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What conditional to use for dynamic sidebar check?

I have looked here on WA and also on the codex but there is no definitive source that I could find. Which is the proper/best way to check to see if a dynamic_sidebar is active and contains a widget? ...
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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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Best way to add internal link in widget

I'm looking for a way to transform a static piece of code into a widget to display in different sidebars containing a simple internal link. The basic code is: <div class="my-link-box"> <a ...
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How to avoid the <div> and <ul> which added when custon menu widget is used

I need to remove the custom menu widget <div class="menu-main-container"> <ul id="main" class="menu"> from appearing above the <li>. Because of this two lines my menus are not ...
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Widget : html 2 dimensional array doesn't work

I have some strange trouble with my WordPress today : I want to store same multiple values in a widget, so I create something like this : myCollection[id][myField] as input's name for my admin widget ...
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Display custom widget value in header.php

I am using the code below for a custom widget. I have added some fields in the widget like: Title, Name and a checkbox. Now everything is fine but I want to show those values in header.php. Any idea ...
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call widget from within shortcode

I have a shortcode in my functions.php which runs a query on a category. I want to have a twitter feed on this particular page. I have a javscript option working on my page for twitter right now but ...
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How to add Wrapper Div/container element around Wordpress Widget Content

I want to apply style to widget content of Wordpress but I see widget Content area is not having uniform class. TextWidget are having class "textwidget" and that is uniform but other widgets are ...
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display most popular tags in two columns

I have a section in my sidebar where I'd like to display my most popular tags in two columns. I found this post from WPSnipp that details how to narrow your list down to only the most popular, however ...
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Add custom data (field) to sidebar widgets for later display

I am building a theme that allows widgets to be dragged & dropped, essentially turning WP into a desktop-like environment where the admin controls what "apps" are available via the widget panel. ...
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Widget select option not saving

I do this widget but the selected options dont saving when updated. This is the code: /* CUSTOM POSTS LIST */ class Posts_list extends WP_Widget { function Posts_list() { /* Widget ...
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is_active_sidebar() Always Returns False

I've never gotten is_active_sidebar() to work, no matter if there's widgets in the sidebar or not I always get false returned. Currently I'm creating a sidebar for each top level page: ...
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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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Can't work out why widget contents disappear from admin

everytime I make a change to any widgets in admin they disappear - sometime just from admin, sometimes from the frontend and sometimes both. I get them back by adding update_option( ...
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Widget title markup in register_sidebar

How come the markup I specify in the 'before_title' and 'after_title' settings of register_sidebar gets applied to the default text WordPress widget but not one of our custom widgets, when both are in ...
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How to hide widget from certain category

I need some way to hide theme built in widget from one category.So when the post is from category X on that post hide that widget. I would use plugin for it, but since it's not drag and drop widget I ...
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How to get class from widget area

So... I registered my widget areas with this code: register_sidebar( array( 'name' => __( 'Posts Widget Area', 'ikos' ), 'id' => 'primary-widget-area', 'class' => ...
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My widget won't update its values when save is clicked

So this is my first attempt a creating a widget that has a functionality of creating a simple image rollover effect (if anyone wants it when it's done, leave me a message). Now I downloaded a sample ...
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When adding a widget, what kind of widget should I used to add images and text and styling?

Is there such a thing? I would settle for images, text and maybe headers. I know I can add HTML into the text widget. So is that what I should be doing? But how do I add images to the site? That ...
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Conditional widget_form_callback

I have attempted to develop a way to set something in a widget only if the widget exists in a specific sidebar. The code below looks for sidebar called 'footer' and shows the select option above the ...
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Remove/Hide a Widget on a Custom Template

i want to make a custom template using Genesis.. I added a custom Menu just by adding a widget on WIDGETS section and placed it on the top right side of the page. But i want it to be removed in a ...
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Infinite-Scroll Plugin and Jetpack Infinite Scroll Plugin - Adding to “Thoughts” Theme

How do I enable infinite scroll (either with the infinite-scroll plugin OR the built in infinite scroll jetpack) on the "Thoughts" Wordpress theme? I'm a total noob at editing this stuff so if you ...
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How to display a widget on a page with no theme?

I would like only a widget to appear on a page, is this possible? As in if I created a page, I am wondering if I can make a page just display the widgets contents with no headers, sidebars, just ...
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Wordpress dynamic widget by location?

i need to show the widget based on user location , for a testing purpose i have created the by using following code if( function_exists( 'register_sidebar' ) ) register_sidebar( array( ...
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How to hide custom sidebar on mobile

So I have made some customizations to my wordpress premium theme,but I want to hide those customizations on mobile versions. I've tried to add id of widget inside @media with display:none; but ...
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Sidebar widgets - dynamic CSS : problem with widget-title

Fortunately or unfortunately without much studying I made a dynamic sidebar widget area for my client's website. My functions.php codes are: ... register_sidebar( array ( 'name' => 'Left ...
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How to conditionally add a widget via a hook in functions.php

I'm trying to add some widget areas to the homepage only using functions.php - so that the client won't be able to accidentally destroy shortcode when editing the page. I've registered the widget ...
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Widgets menu does not appear under “Appearance” in dashboard

I am developing a WordPress theme, but am stuck on widgetizing my theme. I have followed several tutorials but still cannot get it to work. My widgets menu does not appear under Appearance in my ...
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Creating a custom wordpress widget and stopping js from running twice(once in active widget once in widget selector)?

Ok so here's the question how do i stop js from running twice on the widget.php page? I am creating a ajax loaded custom image selector from a domain on the same server as the current site. I want ...
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Wordpress: Apply filter/hook to a particular sidebar widgets?

I'm developing a theme that has more than 5 different sidebars and I want to apply a function to a particular one of them for styling purposes. Basically, the function will modify it's params using a ...
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Adding a single text input field to a custom Dashboard widget

I have a client whom I want to give as much Dashboard control over the admin area as possible. I know how to create a custom dashboard widget that contains just text/html but I have no idea how to ...
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widget not displayed

the command echo '<pre>';print_r(wp_get_sidebars_widgets()) ; returns [sidebar-page] => Array ( [0] => execphp-5 [1] => simple-section-nav-3 ...
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Dynamically creating multiple widgets from Mustache templates

I built a bunch of basic Mustache templates for a project, and now I'm wanting to effectively make them available to WordPress as widgets. //This uses Composer to manage dependencies (Mustache). ...
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Simple form to add custom links to menu?

I currently have a menu set up called "sidebar links" with 5 custom URLs. In my widgets section I have a Custom Menu which shows my "sidebar links" menu. This basically gives my sidebar 5 links. ...
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Unable to add widgets to sidebars in custom theme

I'm trying to add a footer area to wordpress so I can drop widgets and things there. I see my footer area in the admin section, but if I add a text (or any other) widget and then save it, nothing ...
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how to show only particular category post in archive widgets

i want to display blog category month list in archive widgets. but i i can't figure out yet how. i have more category like review, gallery etc. normally show all month list in archive widgets but i ...
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Link a widget or find the php that creates the widgets

I would like to make the entire widget a link. Ideally, I would like to find the php file that has created the widget and then modify that. Q: Is there a way to backtrace the HTML to find what php ...
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Override widget in function WordPress

Im trying to override the text widget in WordPress. My code looks like this: class WP_Widget_Text_Custom extends WP_Widget { function __construct() { $widget_ops = array('classname' ...
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random reason on refresh

I am editing the sidebar widgets and have added one for users who are not logged in or registered. the widget requests that users register or login and I am wanting to add a random reason (quote) as ...
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How to change widget's form color in admin?

I have a simple question. How to change widget's form color in admin panel of wordpress (on widgets page) to make them more unique? Here is a simple example:
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how to extend a WP_widget twice

Has someone ever tried to extend calss WP_Widget, then extend it again ? Having to related widgets, I tried to create the first extending WP_Widget, : class FirstWidget extends WP_Widget { public ...
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Is there a way to allow only certain type of widgets in the sidebars?

For example, I want Sidebar A to display nothing but one text widget and Sidebar B to display anything but text widgets. How can I do that? Thanks.
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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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Widget to show posts in the sidebar basing on its IDs

I am trying to create a widget that displays posts in the sidebar taking post IDs as input from the user. The result of my code is that the widget displays just the first entered ID and ignores the ...
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Creating a dynamic class name in my custom widget

I have been currently building a custom widget in WordPress based on the text widget as a starting point. It seems that within the function __construct part of the widget, the class name is a hard ...
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Add a select-option to the default widgets

I would like to add an extra feature to one of the default widgets so that the user can choose from the select-field to either align the widget to the left, center or to the right. How would I be ...
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How to Get Admin Settings for a widget when using the_widget() with custom widget

I have searched around for an answer to this question and I found this: Manual display of widget which gave me a solution of: if(function_exists('the_widget')) { $instance = get_option( ...
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accessing wordpress serialized data outside wp

I've never worked with serialized data... I need a little help with how to load "text" widgets title and content in php script outside wordpress... my script just connects to database (including ...
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How to add Ajax to the default widget calendar to support next/previous months loading?

I want to customize or replace the default calendar, similar to the default widget, but with Ajax next and previous months loading. Ideally I would like to be able to do that (red dots are dates ...