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

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disable default widgets in Responsive theme

Theme: Resposive I have added "Widget Context" and has set it to show a widget only on the start side. This works perfectly BUT on all other sides there shows a default widget "Home Widget 1" with a ...
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How to add social buttons like facebook and twitter in the footer of a theme?

Hi I own the blog camilamfotografia.com.br and I'd like to add social buttons in the footer or in the navigation menu to link my site to facebook twitter flickr pinterest etc... I have tried without ...
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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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How can I re-register my blogs widgets?

I deleted my wp_options database file in error. I replaced it with a clean install file. Now my widgets are still present in my widgets area but none are recognized by wp. Am I right in thinking ...
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event organiser not loading in main content area

there is possibly a very simple answer for this, but im afraid im a novice at this stuff :( on my wordpress site Im using the event list shortcode in the main content area and the calendar in the ...
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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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Replace the “widgets” label in the backend

Is it possible to replace/modify the "Widgets" label in the backend by an other label ? ... and do the same thing for the "Widgets" title in the widget page. Is there a filter or another solution ?
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Issue with checked() echoing on to page

This is kind of a weird one. I'm in the process of building a widget that goes through posts of type product and displays a list of checkboxes in the admin panel to display/show the products in the ...
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In widget, the value of select field doesn't get updated, changes after saving

I'm building a simple widget which will allow the user to select a post among a list of posts. For some reason, when I select an option, I believe it actually gets selected but the option doesn't ...
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Hide widget if user is logged in without plugin

I would like to be able to hide a widget in the front-end if the user is logged in and only display the widget when the user is not logged in. I have found a plugin that does this called Widget Logic ...
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Extend a plugin to include a widget option

I currently have a plugin (not a widget) that allows people to use shortcode to put the results on their web pages and posts. Some people have asked for a widget option, so the output can go in the ...
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Any advice on customising this twitter feed?

I'm really having trouble locating the documentation for the Recent Tweets widget anywhere. It's not a plugin and appears to be native. All I want to do is to be able to move the tweet_time underneath ...
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Is there a Image Gallery which will load all my posted Images like twitter's image grid?

Many of my wordpress posts have images in them for my personal blog. I have been searching for a good way to display all of the images from all of the posts in a grid layout on a page. Similar to the ...
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Any available action to add content before and after sidebar ?

Hiz As the title says, i am looking for inserting a function's output before sidebar's first widget, and one in the end after teh last widget, is it possible? thanks in advance.
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Creating a widget that displays the content of a page

I have a page that displays information from a query (I placed the output of the query in a custom page template and have the information display that way). How can I put this information into a ...
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How to automate setup of theme, pages, widgets, etc for a new site in multi-site?

I have a large MultiSite network, and each page is designed a bit differently. I'm looking to write some custom code to automate the setup of a new blog as much as I can. Things I'm looking to do ...
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Removing widget without using unregister_widget

I want to remove some plugin widget showing from wp-admin/widgets.php but i dont want to use unregister_widget because i am using this widget automatically from php files.. Basically i dont want ...
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Recent Posts widget missing current_menu_item class

Unlike the (WP standard) Custom Menu widget, the Recent Posts widget does not add the current_menu_item class when a post is selected (being displayed). This seems like a major oversight, am I ...
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How to place my g+ or fb plugin at the bottom of post or page?

I recently installed the google+ and facebook widget plugins to my pages and I do not like it's current position. I'm not sure where to begin looking.. Thanks.
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How to use variables from widgets in other pages?

I have a widget where I set some custom url's like register or login. I want to use those variables declared in a widget outside of the widget, in other pages (page templates). How can I save or use, ...
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Text Widget to Show database fields based on post

I am wondering whether this is possible: I would like a widget which displays fields taken from a database table I have created. Table contains information about the location of the post. ...
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Catagorized hierarchy menu for PAGES!

Yes, I am a noob at all this so please excuse my ignorance! So, for the past couple of days, I've been searching for a drop down page menu widget, but I would like to have the pages separated into ...
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Add a widget to a static front page

I'm using a premium theme, which I purchased and would like to add a social widget to the static front page. I've made a static page with a image slider my home page. An example of the page can be ...
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Widget modifications in a child theme

Can I modify widgets in a child theme? When I change the footer, I don't need extra steps -- it just works. What about widgets? Example: A widget of a theme I am using makes use of google maps. I'd ...
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Last Update time in widget

I have a widget which can be updated every time with few values and admin update it on daily basis now how to get its last update time.
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How to style the RSS wordpress?

I am using the default rss feed widget but want to style it. My question is -where to add my piece of code to style the default wordpress rss widget?
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Custom field outside the loop and inside an array

I am trying to use a custom field inside a widget so it's therefore outside the loop. Taking it a step further, the theme I have is using an array to generate listings which makes it hard for me to ...
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How to use multiple instances of Deal or Announcement With Countdown Timer Plugin Widget

I have a widget called the deal or announcement with countdown timer I want to use multiple instances of the widget at the same time; however, the widget does not allow multiple instances. Is there a ...
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Distinguish between different widgets of the same type

I'm playing a little with wordpress widgets and I trying to do something like this: I created a sidebar and a widget to display a slider with latest posts. The jQuery loader is something like this: ...
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Don't display a sidebar widget when on a specific page

I am trying to stop latest blog items from displaying in the blog section of my site. I have used the following code: <?php if ( is_page('blog') ) { ?> <h2>Don't display ...
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How to exclude categories from get_categories() select list inside a widget admin panel

I have a widget that I need to add a category select list to. The end user should be able to select a category and I need to save the category ID with the widget. I've hit a stumbling block in that I ...
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Adding dashboard widgets to show - custom post type stats, information from other plugins

I have a website and i need to be able to edit the dashboard widgets so it shows relevant information to the website. At the moment all that is showing is the right now widget. Inside this widget, i ...
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links to Media Library content in sidebar per page

I have a bunch of PDF files in my Media Library and I want to show the relevant ones on a per-page basis in the sidebar. So on the 'About Cats' page, I want ILoveCats.pdf and cat-food.pdf from the ...
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Truncate custom post type content

I am customizing a widget used for displaying testimonials. The widget is working fine, except it shows all content and i want to limit the text/characters so the footer of the website looks balance. ...
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How to customize wordpress sidebar widget

This is how i registered my sidebar: register_sidebar(array( 'name' => 'Post Sidebar', 'before_widget' => '<div class="widgetdiv"><div id="%1$s" class="widget ...
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Upgraded to 3.3, My Widgets Disappeared

I upgraded to 3.3 an my widgets went bye-bye. Here's the code I'm using... anybody else having this problem? This code worked perfectly fine for me before the upgrade. <!-- Enable Widgets ...
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Why is registering a sidebar for each page causing my sidebars to reset?

I have the following code in my functions.php if ( function_exists('register_sidebars') ){ $pages=get_pages(); foreach($pages as $page){ ...
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WP 3.3 RC1 new switch_theme() method foobars sidebars

I've been testing the new 3.3 RC1 code against my plugin and I've found a significant difference in the switch_theme() function that foobars my ability to preset widgets dynamically. The problem ...
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Last x Posted Categories?

Is there a widget available that will list the latest x categories according to posting date, essentially providing a list of the most recently active topics?
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Setting text widget to one page only

I've tried several methods of trying to add my text widget to only one page (my about page) and everything fails! Currently I have a plugin that lets you choose with a text box which page you want the ...
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How to add captcha to publish widget

I want to add a captcha challenge to the "publish post" widget in "add new post" to prevent spam posts. This is because my site is open to registrations and posting. Could someone please suggest how ...
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Widget internal hooks and functions

I am working on my 1st plugin, of some ideas to re-do the interface to how widget's are manage d and organized. Anyhow. I am struggling to get this information, either that or understand it. Create ...
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How to Catch Last Widget box From Same Widget Area?

is there any Way to Catch Last widget box or div from same widget area?? i mean i have 4 widgets in footer widget area but due to design issue my 3rd widget box style+width is different.so i want to ...
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Jquery checkbox -show posts with checked tags

Using jquery, How do I show a checkbox with the list of tags in the sidebar, and only show posts of the checked tag? I cant seem to find this anywhere
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How to show avatar of current logged in user in a widget

I have a php widget, and I need to show the avatar of the current logged in user, and I'm calling this code: <?php echo get_avatar(); ?> But its only outputting the default avatar. Is there a ...
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Modify pages widget and make a plugin?

I would like to make a plug-in that adds a widget. I would like it to be based on the current pages widget but add the ability to select either include OR exclude by drop down or checkbox then list ...
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How to exclude categories from a sidebar with active widgets in it?

Is there a way to exclude certain categories from a widgetised sidebar? I've got categories that are associated with custom post types and ones associated with my blog - I don't want to display the ...
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Got a problem with a widget

i am trying to build a widget that would display a list of top authors on sidebar.. This is not my first widget but it is my second one so my apologies if i am way off.. The problem is that when i ...
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Wordpress category filters as subcategories

I want to develop a course database available in certain countries. Name of country will be set as top most category name. Then it will be sub-categorized alphabetically, subject, degree level and ...
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Widget control - putting a slideshow in the widget area

I am trying to put a slideshow in the widget area of my wordress theme... do you know of anyway to do this instead of html in the widget area? Thanks Kevin