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

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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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Pages with 2 Columns

I've had a look at many of the available plugins but they all seem to be too difficult to use or do not provide enough flexibility. Plugins I've already tried: WP Post Columns Magazine Columns WP ...
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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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How to unregister a widget from a child theme

I was wondering if there was a way to unregister a widget that gets declared in the functions.php file of a parent theme from a child theme, I understand that the child's function.php file gets loaded ...
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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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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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My Custom Widget does not save in sidebar

I created a custom widget, but it's not saving if I click on save. When I refresh the page it is not saved. My code looks like follows <?php /** * Plugin Name: Sending a Contact SMS * ...
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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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Can't save widget

I can't save widget. When I click save, I can see wait circle, and nothing happend. When I visit again widgets section, it's empty. Then I changed view to Accessibility Mode, and still no luck. Then ...
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How to activate or install the Gallery Widget?

I would like to activate the Gallery Widget which is presented here. It seems that it's part of the general Wordpress distribution but the widget is not listed under Appearance → Widgets. BTW, I don't ...
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Remove the widgets tab from theme customizer

In some of our sites, I would like the site admins to customize the widgets only on the widget page, and not in the Theme Customizer. How can I remove the widget tab from there?
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How should I add a “widget” like element?

I would like to add a custom slideshow like "template" which can be called in to other template files. My first thought was to create exactly that; a separate slideshow.php template file which ...
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Shortcode into widget

I have this particular shortcode "[example]" I know I can put this in a text widget to make it work. But I was wondering about how I can turn this into a widget called "Example." Any suggestion? ...
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Can I have a widget and sidebars in custom theme?

Wordpress 4.1.1: simular problem to another question: I have a add_action widgets_init call back in which I have a call to register_widget that registers a class and a call to register_sidebar that ...
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All Posts Have The Same Comments

I'm getting a really weird bug. I'm getting the same comments from 1 specific post which is the "Hello world" for every single post! But when I remove a bit of code for a recent posts widget that I'm ...
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Extending the WP_Widget_Text class

I am trying to alter the output of the default WordPress text widget. Since the widget is written in OOP I hoped it could be a simple deal of extending the class and overwriting one method – but it ...
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Widgets won't save

I have almost no experience in creating widget area's and I am stuck at saving the widgets in the widget area 'red menu'. I have searched a dozen posts but I can't seem to get it working. I am ...
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Custom widget doesn't save values from dropdown box

I am trying to save the value from a dropdown box on a custom widget created by me. the title from the same widget is getting saved, but not the values from drop down box. Can someone please help me? ...
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modifying title (in dashboard) for different widget instances

When I insert multiple instances of widget in a particular sidebar, they all appear by default collapsed and with the same title. E.g.: In this case, the user can upload a different pic to each ...
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How do I make the title of the following widget editable?

I have the following widget which displays basic info for a game: class Game_Info_Widget extends WP_Widget { /** * Register widget with WordPress. */ public function __construct() ...
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How to translate Widget Description in constructor?

I'm building a localized widget and the translation works everywhere but in the language string in the constructor. I have read that the whole plugin initialisation has to be bound to the init ...
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Modifying the default search widget

I'm creating a plugin widget that does a different search from the normal default search widget. I copied the code from the default widget: class new_search extends WP_Widget { ...
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Do I have to widgetize my pages?

I have a three pages. On front page I want to show some custom test about page1,link to page1, custom text about page2, link to page2, custom text about page3, link to page3. And then I want a ...
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Static image for embedded YouTube video instead of blank player?

Thanks to this answer I have embedded a YouTube video in a Text Widget using [video src="http://youtu.be/JQ_2De2cnzI&rel=0&showinfo=0"] However it displays as this blank player when the ...
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display specific widget to a page

im trying to display a specific widget i need for the header current im using a code to display all widgets but my problem is that if I add additional widgets it will destroy my site. ...