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

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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 ...
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Placing a widget with $wpdb query

I'm getting the feeling that adding Widgets via MySQL query is not as simple as I thought. I was under the impression all data is stored in the options table, but it seems like I was wrong. Any idea ...
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Missing sidebar parameter “fix” - before_content

as you know the sidebar parameters from register_sidebar() that control the widget layout are - before_widget - after_widget - before_title - after_title the problem is that you cannot implement ...
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Simple php in wordpress widget [closed]

I am trying to calculate with simple maths but I cant get the following form make the calculations and output the results. Unfortunately I am a newbie. What's wrong? <?php add_action( ...
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How do I insert an amazon search widget into posts or pages?

How do I insert an Amazon Search Widget into posts or pages? The source code is: <SCRIPT charset="utf-8" type="text/javascript" ...
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How to display widgets inside a page content without a plugin?

I want to build a homepage where I can show posts gathered from different categories and having the ability to choose such categories from the admin. I was thinking to use widgets for this. Is the ...
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A/B test options at the widget level [closed]

I am looking for a method to show 1 of 3 different widgets on my site's homepage. I could do this with javascript, but this would increase page weight and I would rather do it at time of render ...
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Shortcode not working in widget

I created the following shortcode: function newsletter_signup_shortcode( $atts ) { $post_type = get_post_type(); // Attributes extract( shortcode_atts( array( 'location' => ...
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How not to display an instance of a widget dynamically?

How to change the CSS style for an instance of a multi instance widget dynamically depending on the result of an SQL query? When the query returns nothing at all, I would like that the instance of the ...
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I've set up an extra field for all the available widgets. How do I show it's value in the front-end?

Thanks to another great post here I managed to set up an extra field (called "subtitle") for all WP Widgets. Now I am trying to make all WP widgets display the value of this extra field (naturally, ...
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Is it possible to remove <ul><li> from default category widget?

I´m having some difficulty override to default category widgets in my wordpress theme. I created the theme from scratch. I want to remove the <ul><li></li></ul> from ...
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Is there any tab widget plugin supporting third party widgets? [closed]

I am searching such a tab widget supporting third party widgets, such as YARPP, TOC+, Ultimate Tag Cloud. The following two popular tab widgets doesn't meet my requirements. WP Tab Widget: only ...
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Load widget only on blog posts

I am attempting to ensure a widget is only loaded on blog post pages. I tried using $post_type = get_post_type( $post_id ); inside the widget function of my widget class. However, upon loading pages ...
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Add footer widgets

My website is running on WordPress theme which does not have options to add footer widgets. How can I add it using other ways?
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Widget page stopped loading

I'm currently having an issue with the widgets page in the backend. however I'm having a heck of a time identifying what's break the page. I've found there are 3 widgets that when removed from the ...
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Where are widget configurations stored?

I did search and saw a similar Where (what directory) are the default Wordpress Widget Codes stored? but this is not my question. When I have a lot of widgets configured, say a few dozen RSS feeds ...
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How to use title attributes in sidebar widget?

I have a custom post type "article" & I need to display some custom urls is a widget in the sidebar using php code widget. When I use this code withing the loop it works perfectly: <a ...
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Add drop down to widget if it is in a certain area

Is there a way to programmatically add a dropdown selector to any widget added to a given widget area? I have a header widget area and I'd like any widget added to it to have a dropdown box with the ...
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Widgets in WP 4.3 disappearing - How to fix?

I definded my widgets as seen in the following code. Since update 4.3 Wordpress did some changes i can not fix. Any ideas what i need to change in order to see the widget in the frontend again? I can ...
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Why can't I see “Widgets” in my Apperance menu?

So I am trying to create a widget-area. And after adding some code to the functions.php I noticed that I can not see "Widgets" in my menu. So I figured I had to add "widget support" to my theme so I ...
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Wordpress Widget Not Saving Instance

I have very simple wordpress widget, that has 3 input field. Whenever i submit data, it does not save to database. I have added and deleted the plugin , deactivated and reactivated multiple times, but ...
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Making jQuery .change() event persistent after widget save

I'm creating a custom widget that uses a select element with a bunch of options and a simple jQuery function to trigger the visibility for some <div>s below it based on the selection, through a ...
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passing variables inside a widget add_action

Here's my code inside a widget class: function widget($args, $instance) { add_action('wp_footer', function () { echo $instance['title'] }); } It doesn't output $instance['title']. I tried passing ...