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

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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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wp_get_attachment_image() not displaying post images even though wp_get_attachment_url() echo correct urls

I am trying to make a widget which takes post id as input from user and displays images of the specified post in sidebar. wp_get_attachment_url() gets me the url but in the next line ...
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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 ...
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Output column number according to active sidebars

$sidebars = array( is_active_sidebar( 'footer-4' ), is_active_sidebar( 'footer-3' ), is_active_sidebar( 'footer-2' ), is_active_sidebar( 'footer-1' ...
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Warning: Missing argument 2 for widget_title filter

Based on this question, I'm getting an error Warning: Missing argument 2 for.... This happens for some widgets those are created by plugins. -- Edit 1 -- Here's a simple widget that causes the ...
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How to save widget settings on field value change?

I'm developing a widget. Its form has two HTML select elements: one to display a list of all categories, and the other for displaying a list of posts based on the selected category. The posts HTML ...
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How to get options of all active widgets ?

I am currently using a loop that goes trough all sidebars looking for widgets than loop those again in order to get all widgets options. Doing this on add_filter('sidebars_widgets', array($this, ...
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How to allow editing of text in sidebar?

I am developing a theme which has an area of the sidebar which displays the blog owner's bio and photo as a background image. I could hard-code this information, however, I'd like to learn how to make ...
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Showing a Thickbox (tb_show) does nothing

I'm trying to add a media uploader to a widget/plugin and I'm at the stage where I need to add a picture from the media library (or upload a new one). I added some javascript and added an event to a ...
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Can't save widget

I can't save widget. When I click save, I can see wait circle, and nothing happend. When I visit again widgets section, it's empty. Then I changed view to Accessibility Mode, and still no luck. Then ...
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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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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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How to add a text widget on the posts admin page?

I need to add a text widget on the posts admin page ie, the post editor page. so that I can add some code in the text widget for some purposes. Right now I have used text widget and this can only be ...
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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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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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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 ...