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

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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 ...
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display most popular tags in two columns

I have a section in my sidebar where I'd like to display my most popular tags in two columns. I found this post from WPSnipp that details how to narrow your list down to only the most popular, however ...
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Add custom data (field) to sidebar widgets for later display

I am building a theme that allows widgets to be dragged & dropped, essentially turning WP into a desktop-like environment where the admin controls what "apps" are available via the widget panel. ...
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Widget select option not saving

I do this widget but the selected options dont saving when updated. This is the code: /* CUSTOM POSTS LIST */ class Posts_list extends WP_Widget { function Posts_list() { /* Widget ...
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Can't work out why widget contents disappear from admin

everytime I make a change to any widgets in admin they disappear - sometime just from admin, sometimes from the frontend and sometimes both. I get them back by adding update_option( ...
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Widget title markup in register_sidebar

How come the markup I specify in the 'before_title' and 'after_title' settings of register_sidebar gets applied to the default text WordPress widget but not one of our custom widgets, when both are in ...
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How to hide widget from certain category

I need some way to hide theme built in widget from one category.So when the post is from category X on that post hide that widget. I would use plugin for it, but since it's not drag and drop widget I ...
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How to get class from widget area

So... I registered my widget areas with this code: register_sidebar( array( 'name' => __( 'Posts Widget Area', 'ikos' ), 'id' => 'primary-widget-area', 'class' => ...
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My widget won't update its values when save is clicked

So this is my first attempt a creating a widget that has a functionality of creating a simple image rollover effect (if anyone wants it when it's done, leave me a message). Now I downloaded a sample ...
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When adding a widget, what kind of widget should I used to add images and text and styling?

Is there such a thing? I would settle for images, text and maybe headers. I know I can add HTML into the text widget. So is that what I should be doing? But how do I add images to the site? That ...
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Conditional widget_form_callback

I have attempted to develop a way to set something in a widget only if the widget exists in a specific sidebar. The code below looks for sidebar called 'footer' and shows the select option above the ...
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Remove/Hide a Widget on a Custom Template

i want to make a custom template using Genesis.. I added a custom Menu just by adding a widget on WIDGETS section and placed it on the top right side of the page. But i want it to be removed in a ...
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Infinite-Scroll Plugin and Jetpack Infinite Scroll Plugin - Adding to “Thoughts” Theme

How do I enable infinite scroll (either with the infinite-scroll plugin OR the built in infinite scroll jetpack) on the "Thoughts" Wordpress theme? I'm a total noob at editing this stuff so if you ...
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How to display a widget on a page with no theme?

I would like only a widget to appear on a page, is this possible? As in if I created a page, I am wondering if I can make a page just display the widgets contents with no headers, sidebars, just ...
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Wordpress dynamic widget by location?

i need to show the widget based on user location , for a testing purpose i have created the by using following code if( function_exists( 'register_sidebar' ) ) register_sidebar( array( ...
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How to hide custom sidebar on mobile

So I have made some customizations to my wordpress premium theme,but I want to hide those customizations on mobile versions. I've tried to add id of widget inside @media with display:none; but ...
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Sidebar widgets - dynamic CSS : problem with widget-title

Fortunately or unfortunately without much studying I made a dynamic sidebar widget area for my client's website. My functions.php codes are: ... register_sidebar( array ( 'name' => 'Left ...
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How to conditionally add a widget via a hook in functions.php

I'm trying to add some widget areas to the homepage only using functions.php - so that the client won't be able to accidentally destroy shortcode when editing the page. I've registered the widget ...
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Creating a custom wordpress widget and stopping js from running twice(once in active widget once in widget selector)?

Ok so here's the question how do i stop js from running twice on the widget.php page? I am creating a ajax loaded custom image selector from a domain on the same server as the current site. I want ...
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Adding a single text input field to a custom Dashboard widget

I have a client whom I want to give as much Dashboard control over the admin area as possible. I know how to create a custom dashboard widget that contains just text/html but I have no idea how to ...
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widget not displayed

the command echo '<pre>';print_r(wp_get_sidebars_widgets()) ; returns [sidebar-page] => Array ( [0] => execphp-5 [1] => simple-section-nav-3 ...
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Dynamically creating multiple widgets from Mustache templates

I built a bunch of basic Mustache templates for a project, and now I'm wanting to effectively make them available to WordPress as widgets. //This uses Composer to manage dependencies (Mustache). ...
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Simple form to add custom links to menu?

I currently have a menu set up called "sidebar links" with 5 custom URLs. In my widgets section I have a Custom Menu which shows my "sidebar links" menu. This basically gives my sidebar 5 links. ...
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Unable to add widgets to sidebars in custom theme

I'm trying to add a footer area to wordpress so I can drop widgets and things there. I see my footer area in the admin section, but if I add a text (or any other) widget and then save it, nothing ...
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how to show only particular category post in archive widgets

i want to display blog category month list in archive widgets. but i i can't figure out yet how. i have more category like review, gallery etc. normally show all month list in archive widgets but i ...
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how can i display all youtube videos from a users youtube account

I want to display all recently uploaded youtube videos from my youtube account as a widget on the right side of the page. Just like how technobuffalo.com has done. Is there such a plugin that will do ...
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Link a widget or find the php that creates the widgets

I would like to make the entire widget a link. Ideally, I would like to find the php file that has created the widget and then modify that. Q: Is there a way to backtrace the HTML to find what php ...
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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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random reason on refresh

I am editing the sidebar widgets and have added one for users who are not logged in or registered. the widget requests that users register or login and I am wanting to add a random reason (quote) as ...
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How to change widget's form color in admin?

I have a simple question. How to change widget's form color in admin panel of wordpress (on widgets page) to make them more unique? Here is a simple example:
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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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Is there a way to allow only certain type of widgets in the sidebars?

For example, I want Sidebar A to display nothing but one text widget and Sidebar B to display anything but text widgets. How can I do that? Thanks.
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How Do I include/Import a Custom Widget from the Parent theme into My Child Theme?

I'm trying to make a small modification to a custom widget that was included with a clients parent theme. Whenever I remove the parents version of the widget (for testing purposes) the child version ...
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Widget to show posts in the sidebar basing on its IDs

I am trying to create a widget that displays posts in the sidebar taking post IDs as input from the user. The result of my code is that the widget displays just the first entered ID and ignores the ...