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

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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. ...
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How can I retrieve data within my widget

I have a Widget which I am creating but my quesiton is how do I access my custom table which I created via my plugin. I am attempting to fill the dropdown from the table called tfp which contains the ...
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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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Why isn't my custom widget outputting any content?

I've been following numerous tutorials and codex pages in order to make my own widget in WP 4.0. It seems as though I'm very near; I can output something from the widget, just not any of the fields. ...
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Escape HTML on WP input

I am slightly stuck on creating a widget, it has an input (bit like the default text widget) but got an issue adding html into it. My code is: $instance['content'] = ( ! empty( ...
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Twenty Twelve Widget Taking Space

I am using the twenty twelve theme and in this theme I used the Main Sidebar for widgets. I used the code below to make the widgets disappear in my homepage ( front page ). The code works however, the ...
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Can I get variable into dynamic sidebar?

How can I get a variable into a sidebar? $sidebarnum = 4; dynamic_sidebar('Footer Widget $sidebarnum'); ?>`
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latest posts-widget displays all posts on archive page but works great anywhere else

I noticed the latest posts widget in my footer displaying all posts. Anywhere else on my page, it displays only the amount of posts it should. I am using a custom theme and this is my archive.php: ...
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Why is the phone number a hyperlink on desktop sites, in my widget?

Here is the widget function from a widget I created. For the phone number, I don't understand why it is making it into a hyperlink on desktop sites, using the value of the if before ($gplus) for the ...
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Customise the Category Widget

Similar to my Search Widget question Is there a way to customise the Categories Widget? Again trying to add in extra markup. Thanks
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Is there a way to dump all registered sidebar/widget?

I need to know the properties of sidebar and widgets I've added, is there a way to dump those? Thanks.
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New Widget are not showing

I added a new sidebar according to WordPress Codex and for some reason it shows only on the admin and nothing shows on my front pages.. I tried to look for it on Google and here on the forums but I ...
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Theme's default styles are overriding my plugin's custom CSS

I have created a little plugin that creates a widget that I've made, basically just a pretty <ul> element. Unfortunately, all default widget styles are overriding my custom CSS, and adding ...
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Instance not inserting data for widget

I am trying to create a widget for my website. This is my first instance of widget creation and I am really unsure as to what the issue is Here is my code as it stands: add_action( 'widgets_init', ...
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Allow different <span> tags in widget titles

How can I make widget titles allow HTML? I want to add icons from an iconfont to the titles like <span class="icon-someicon">Widget Title Here</span> I tried the following but it does ...
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Wordpress widget in custom theme

I created a custom theme and writing a basic widget for my wordpress based website. If I paste the code in functions.php the code works fine, however if I paste the code in a separate file and keep it ...
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How to set the default value as the saved value once a form of widget is saved?

I tried doing this for the function form : <?php function form(){ //Set up some default widget settings. $defaults = array( 'uid' => __('121232', 'example'), 'height' => ...
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Removing side bar widgets from GovPress theme

I'm using the GovPress theme, I've created a child theme. I now want to remove the sidebar widgets, as they are no use to me. I've read multiple articles online, but none of them work. I believe I ...
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the_widget() inside functions.php

I'm setting some options in the backend using functions.php and I'm doing: $w = the_widget('My_Custom_Widget'); but I don't get any output. However doing <?php the_widget('My_Custom_Widget'); ...
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Widgets not showing on sidebars

I have registered two sidebars in my theme using the function below, but none of the widgets shows up in the sidebars even though I can manage them in the dashboard: // register sidebars add_action( ...
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wp_dropdown_pages in widget form

I have a small quirk somewhere in my widget form. Upon saving the widget instance, the form refreshes with the wrong selected 'page_id' from the wp_dropdown_pages input. If I refresh the widgets page, ...
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Random sidebar/widget background

Does anyone have a clever idea to get a random/changing background for just the widget sidebar?
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Correct code to use php in text widget

This code is used to display php inside a text widget add_filter('widget_text','execute_php',100); function execute_php($html){ if(strpos($html,"<"."?php")!==false){ ...
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What's the right way to share data between widgets?

I've got a few custom widgets in my site, which I'm targeting to specific tags. There may be a case where there may be an overlap in widget targeting, and the desirable behaviour may be to only show ...
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Add links widget to self-hosted blog?

http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/links-widget/ discusses a Links widget that makes it easy to create a blogroll in your sidebar. I'm not seeing this widget in my blog by default, and searching ...
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Why would apply_filters return a non-empty string, when the value returned is empty?

Been breaking my keyboard over this. Did a proper install, uploaded the database to a fresh MySQL and been working on using child themes properly. But there is something plaguing me I can not figure ...
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Widgets not showing in my custom theme

I am developing this WordPress custom theme: http://onofri.org/WP_BootStrap and I am trying to insert a widget area under the Partner e Sostenitori section, but can't work. I have performed the ...
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Widget only in first post

I want to put a widget area into the content of the first post. My problem though is that is can't figure out how to get only the first post in my function. Here is my function: function ...
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Using filter in the widget causes fatal error

I'm adding a filter for a WordPress query in a widget. I'm adding as following: function filter_where( $where = '' ) { } add_filter( 'posts_where', 'filter_where' ); $query = new WP_Query( $args ); ...
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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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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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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 ...