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

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FTP Widget Location

I am trying to recover some code I had several months ago (I have backups of everything). It was part of a text widget in my WordPress sidebar. If I have the full backup, where can I find that code? ...
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Widget Update Code Not Working

From what I can tell the widget API is pretty straight forward and simple, yet for some reason my update code isn't taking effect properly. When I press [save] from the backend all fields are blanked, ...
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Conditional Display of Links in Widgets

I want the links widget in my sidebar to display links based on the page the user is on. For example, if the user is on the home page I want it to display link1, link2 and link3. But if the user goes ...
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display widget checkbox selection on frontend

I create a widget for a custom post type that will display a list of post in the widget area. it works fine, i can select multiple posts and save the widget but i can not get it to display on the ...
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How can I delete a wordpress widget instance?

I am working on a WordPress plugin to insert advertisements.Its also having a widget to show the ads.In my main plugin class I want to check for a condition and if it satisfies I want to delete a ...
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Repeated Output in Widget

I'm encountering an odd issue with a simple custom widget that I made to show contact info in a widget. For some reason when I add a phone number it's repeated multiple times as you can see here: ...
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Multiple rows of footer widget areas

I have a function on my functions.php that adds a bootstrap col class to the footer sidebars depending on the number of active sidebars. What I intend to achieve with this is having footer widgets ...
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Address automatically generated ids in css [closed]

I am trying to change the background for a the 'recent posts' widget in my Wordpress theme. My problem is that Wordpress generates ids like recent-posts-2 and so on, so how can I address this id in ...
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Insert widgets into loop/custom query at every nth position

The basic challenge: I have a 'normal' custom query, e.g. of news posts from a certain category and want to add in several elements (CTAs, generally speaking) at every nth position, while the loop of ...
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Twenty Fourteen: how do they populate by default the sidebar?

My question is pretty similar to this one: How can I insert default widgets when my theme is activated (similar to what twenty eleven does)? Except that it's for Twenty Fourteen. I'm trying to use ...
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Radio buttons in widget not saving

I am struggling with a common issue that many people appear to have encountered over the years. In creating a widget I need a series of radio buttons. Using the code below I can create and show the ...
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Exclude posts from widget while post is showing on home, single and categories

Im using this widget. but im trying to figure out how to get it to not display any posts that are currently being displayed on the home page, single post and categories. Another user raised the ...
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I want to create a posts widget and be able to select categories

Can you please tell me how can I create a wordpress posts widget that outputs posts based on a categories selection ( category checkboxes of all the post categories ) This is in my form function: ...
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Why isn't a list of posts from my custom post type displaying in this widget?

I have a custom post type called 'blog' . I wish to show a selected number of posts from this custom post type in a widget. But all I get is 'No listing found,' which is the else statements if no ...
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'is_author()' logic in widget for author only

So, I have a widget that I only want to show it to the page author. I used the following logic: is_author() However it does not seem to work (it shows non-author) Am I using this logic right? Any ...
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how to display custom widget anywhere in wordpress

i've a custom widget for ads,it helps me to show ads on sidebar but i'm trying to display it under every single post or on front page near to slider. <?php the_widget( 'AdWidget_300' ); ?> ...
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Can't Write Custom Widget Code In One ECHO

I am creating a WordPress custom widget and I created the below one that is working fine when I add it in function.php. <?php /* ...
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Register Script in Plugin Widget

I need to load a separate js file into a widget and just can't get it to work. So far I have if ( is_active_widget( false, false, $this->id_base, true ) ) { function tab_widget_scripts() { ...
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Echo title with permalink

I was creating a wordpress sidebar widget that will display recent posts. For, this i've created a custom widget(popular_posts_widget.php) and included in my theme functions.php. I was trying to ...
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Check which registered sidebar a widget is added to

I have 2 registered sidebars in my theme one for Products and one for Blog. What I am trying to do is if my "Category" widget is added to the Product Sidebar the taxonomy is automatically set to ...
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register_sidebar fails when using a include within functions.php

I have registered several sidebars via functions.php like this: // Register sidebars function register_widgets() { // Main sidebar register_sidebar( array( 'name' => __( 'Main Sidebar', ...
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Remove/Unregister or hide a widget added by a plugin

I'm trying to figure out how to remove wordpress widgets added by plugins. I know there are a couple of plugins that do this, like https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-remove-widgets/ and ...
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Error with function in functions.php?

I am using the below function in my custom theme to load posts via AJAX. But for some reason it is breaking the WP ADMIN WIdget Drag and Drop and also showing the White Screen of Death when I uploaded ...
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How to change the default class for the widget title?

I would like to change the default class of the widget title. Currently it is h2 and I would like it to be h3. I have seen there is the option of customizing css so that h2 looks like h3. #sidebar h2 ...
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is_active-sidebar loop

So I have 4 widgets which is in large-3 columns, when they're not active I place a placeholder as user guide so the user would know where to put what. I did manage to work out the is_active but it ...
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Add Shortcode tag in Widget/Sidebar

I want to add a shortcode tag in the sidebar/widget. I am able to get the required functionality if I add the code in the theme's function.php add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode'); My problem ...
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How can I specify that an area of my theme contains widgets?

I am pretty new in WordPress theme development and I am developing a theme that use BootStra CSS framework I have to do that a specific area of my theme can contains some widget\module (I don't know ...
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How to use wordpress content class?

<div class="sidebar_area"> <h4>Sponsor</h4> <div class="sidebar_content"> <ul> <li><a href="#">This is new post</a></li> ...
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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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How to include a file only on dashboard widgets page?

I want to add some styles to the widgets input fields. Therefore I want to include a style.css file only on the wp-admin/widgets.php page. How can I detect the above page and include file there?
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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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How to pass a special CSS class into widget li

I have assigned a Sidebar into functions.php: register_sidebar( array ( 'name' => 'Footer Widgets Area', 'id' => 'footer_widgets_area', 'description' ...
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How to show 5 posts from specific category on related page?

I'm not familiar enough with wordpress to ask the question directly, so please bare with me as I explain what I'm looking for. I have four primary sections of my business (A, B, C & D, for ...
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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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How to change color of registered widget areas in admin?

Right now they are all gray. How to change the color? I mean, how to add a class or id to the registered widget area that are shown in the admin area? This is how you register the admin areas in my ...
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How to use the widget area to extend the page content?

I want to remove a widget area (lateral), and extend the page width getting this area. What is the better way to do it?
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How to use get_results() in widget front end?

I'm trying to get_results() in my widget's front end, this is my current code: public function widget( $args, $instance ) { echo $args['before_widget']; if($children = $wpdb->get_results( ...
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How to best include widget area just on homepage?

I have a front-page.php defining the homepage of my theme (a Genesis child theme). In it, I have some custom widget areas, like so: genesis_register_sidebar( array( 'id' => 'cta', ...
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Are there any official or unofficial guidelines for the styling of a widget?

I've designed a sidebar widget and found that on many themes the widget looks fine. However, certain themes make the widget look out of place (clashing with colors, bad contrast, etc.) Are there any ...
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Undefined Variable in my widget

I'm trying to get my head around writing custom widgets with options. I've been following a few tutorials and have been trying to understand as I go. I've got a widget that works perfectly in the ...
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disbale default widgets on theme activation

I want to deactivate all default widgets on theme activation which are active by default for new WordPress installation. I'm using following function as callback for theme activation : if ( ...
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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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Making a Multisite Dashboard Widget

I tried to use the code from this question: How to Check Disk Space used by Media Library But it's displaying this error in a Multisite: How can I display it on my network Dashboard instead root ...
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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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Update widget form after drag-and-drop “only specific plugin”

This solution, Update widget form after drag-and-drop, works correctly but I want to adapt this function to affect only a specific plugin and not every plugin. How could I do it?
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including image assets in widget

I've written my first simple WP widget-- it all works fine, but I'd like to dress it up a bit, and add an image / logo in the widget display code. How do I package the widget (which is just a single ...
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wordpress widget missing jquery

I have live score website and it is not wordpress based i build a widget for pure php websites but now i want to offer the widget to wordpress users problem is when i tried the widget i get three ...
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Remove “Content” and “Discussion” from Right Now Dashboard Widget

How do I hide "Content" and "Discussion" element in the "Right Now" dashboard widget? Here's a screenshot:
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How to create wordpress widget that is fixed position on the home page

I want to create a video plugin which is fixed on the home page when user scrolls. I know there is a wp_float plugin . But I want to try build new plugin
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Get all posts by post_author

I am creating a back-end dashboard where I need to show all the post assigned to current user by the wp admin. I assign user role to Author and while creating post (as a wp admin) just assign ...