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

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Contact information footer

I am new to Wordpress but forced to create a website as a Wordpress template for my current employee (I am a front end developer, mostly build new systems/apps etc from scratch). Creating the template ...
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New loop vs widget

So, I have a sidebar that I'm going to list all posts in, I could just use a widget. But is it proper to use a new loop instead of a widget, or preferential?
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wordpress widgets screen disappeared

Im having a weird problem. The screen where you manage widgets (drag and drop them from left to right) suddenly disappeared. How can I access it? It should be accessible via admin>themes>widgets but ...
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Saving widget options from class method

I have a widget class (derived from WP_Widget) that has a method (called via ajax) to update part of its options(the elements order) without the user to click "Save", to set the handler I do from the ...
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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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Add individual <hx> tag to widget title in sidebar

In my sidebar every widget title is enclosed in <h2> tags. I use 4 widgets in my sidebar and I'd like to have the first 2 widget titles as <h2> and the other 2 as <h4>. I changed ...
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dynamic sidebar in front page

I am developing TwentyTen child theme and wish to display dynamic sidebar on front page, but something is not quite right. I modified loop-page.php: <div class="entry-content"> <?php ...
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Recent Comments from Specific Category Widget

I've been trying to create a sidebar widget to display recent comments from specific category. I'm having difficulties in determining how Wordpress knows from which categories the comments are. I ...
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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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Create Widget or Enable Shortcodes in Sidebar

I'm well aware that WordPress by default does not process shortcodes in the sidebar. My question is why. I'm building a very small plugin that exports some content when the shortcode is present. This ...
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How to Modify a Widgets UL and/or LI Classes

Im attempting to use twitter UL styles on a custom menu widget. For example, in BootStrap they have a Nav List Style for UL's <ul class="nav nav-list"> <li class="nav-header">List ...
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Getting Duplicate Posts on Home Page with Widget Added Between Posts

I'm trying to add a widget area in between posts on the home page. I got them to show right where I want them, after the first post. The problem is that the first two posts are duplicated. The same ...
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Add a specific css to a widget

I have a theme with a sidebar and 3 widgets. I want to change the color of one of those widgets. The problem is that all the widgets have the same code: <div class="box_outer"> <div ...
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WP_enqueue_script() loads them always in wp_footer()?

This is my example code placed in functions.php: function my_init_method() { wp_enqueue_script('jquery'); wp_enqueue_script('jquery-ui-core', false, array('jquery'), false, false); ...
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Link listings with image

So I'm really new to Wordpress and I'm trying to create a simple widget. I want the widget to list the logos of my site's affiliates (similar to the "check out our shows" section on ...
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Custom dashboard widget search box

I'd like to create a custom dashboard widget that contains the search box from the posts edit screen. I know how to create the dashboard widget and how to display it, but I don't know how can I place ...
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Placing widget to menu

is there any way to display widget in menu. Actually what i want is "site stat" in the menu. (black area) At the right. link
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Different sidebars not changing

I dont understand why my sidebar isn't changing over to the second one on the other pages. I've gone in an told the pages that if your not on this page show sidebar 2. So the home page and blog page ...
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How to handle forms from sidebar widgets - Processing $_POST variables using get_field_name()

Thanks to Wordpress calling their content 'posts', it makes it hard to find information on dealing with forms submitted with the POST protocol. My question is simple, the answer should be simple to a ...
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Proper approach to moving complete site from one domain to another AND preserve widgets

I consider myself fairly versed in this matter, however I've recently had a rash of issues when moving sites. I am able to successfully move the site, edit wp-config.php, move the database, etc. ...
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I have a widget area in my header. How can I have that display a different widget depending on what group is shown?

I have a widget area in my header. How can I have that display a different widget depending on what group is shown? So if uses are in a group about say Baseball in the site Header in my theme the ...
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what is the best way to add things to a side bar

I have a user that is wanting to be able to add items to the side bar (images / text) I'm rather new to wordpress development - fulltime c# developer, so I'm at a loss for a solution. Can anyone ...
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Toggle option in sidebar widgets

I would like to use toggle option in my sidebar widgets. But my sidebar widgets not generating unique id. This is my register sidebar code. register_sidebar(array( 'name' => 'Main ...
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Short messages widget [closed]

i'm looking for a widget that can show short news messages in the sidebar sorted by date (sticky's would be nice too) and manageble in the backend. I don't want to create posts because these messages ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...