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

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How to call widget by widget's id?

Is it possible to call widgets using it's id? for example I have a sidebar. In this sidebar I put meta widget and tag cloud widget. I have got their id's ($widgets_list): 'meta-2' and 'tag_cloud-2'. ...
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How do I make the category sidebar widget (stock) display the total # of posts including those in subcategories?

Thanks for taking a look at this for me. You can see the current behavior at http://dev.citylightphilly.com/blog/ -- Here is my specific problem. We are using a category structure like this: Events ...
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Char limit on custom blog-post form? [closed]

I want to setup a simple custom form for users to post, which will automatically: Subscribe user to updates (i.e. moderation approved, comment posted) Enable DISQUS xor IntenseDebate comments ...
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Trying to create a table/list of my EventBrite course listings [closed]

I have an ever evolving list of courses on EventBrite. I would like to display them in two ways on my website: - On this page: http://agilepainrelief.com/agile-training-overview/certified-scrummaster-...
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Tabs and Category Widget

I need some help with tabs in Wordpress. I tried several tab plugins for Wordpress, but none did what I wont. I tried Quick tabs, Hybrid tabs and SidebarTabs. I want sidebar to be like this: http://...
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If has $title in widgets

I'm writing a widget to display 125 x 125 pixel ads. There are 6 spaces for the ads and currently all works. However, I would to add some conditional logic so that if nothing is entered in the ...
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How to overload the update() of existings widgets?

Problem: I couldn't overload the update() method of an existing widget. The widget method and the form method work fine but I can't update the value of the new options defined in the form method. ...
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Displaying info in a sidebar

Hi I run a site gaming review site www.co-opreviews.com. I'm trying to display info about the games in a sidebar on the right hand side of the page. (You can view a mockup of the sidebar here: http:/...
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Widget Javascript code (ajax)

I have a widget like this: class test_widget extends WP_Widget{ function test_widget(){ $widget_ops = array('description' => 'test widget'); $this->WP_Widget(false, 'Test', $...
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How do I use wp_editor() in widget form?

I'm trying to use the built-in Rich-text (wp_editor()) editor in Wordpress for my widget, but I can't seem to find any simple way to use it.. I know you can use it, as Black Studio TinyMCE can do it,...
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How do you Permanently Delete Sidebars

I'm developing a custom theme and I added some widgetized sidebars like so: register_sidebars(2, array('name'=>'Foobar %d')); I then recreated them so that I could give them semantic names. Like ...
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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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Using a multiple <select> element in widget form

I am trying to save all of the options in a <select> element in a widget. So far I have the following PHP code for the form: public function form( $instance ) { // Code for editing/adding ...
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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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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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<?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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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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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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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 single....
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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: Missing ...
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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: http://urbangiraffe.com/plugins/ajax-...
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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 is_plugin_active('...
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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 ...