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

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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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Wordpress custom widget undefined variable notice

I am developing a theme and I have created a custom widget for it. When I turn on debug mode I get the following notices, NOTICE: wp-content/themes/integral/inc/widgets/feature_widget.php:92 - ...
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How to not display subcategories in Recent Posts widget area?

I'm relatively new to Wordpress, and coding in general. I am trying to edit theme-specific recent posts widget to display only posts within a certain category. Currently, the theme will display recent ...
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How to append custom text to the output of 'categories widget'?

How do I customize the "categories widget" to append additional text on the sidebar display? from category 1 category 2 category 3 category 4 to category 1 folder category 2 folder category 3 ...
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wrapper div for widgets not showing with all widgets

I have registered a Widget area with the following code: // Register Sidebars function custom_sidebars() { $args = array( 'id' => 'footer_sidebar', 'class' =...
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Enabled checkbox by default in WordPress widgets

The code works as expected. The issue happens if I set 'show_post_count' => 1 by default. In this case checkbox will be enabled always. How should I update the code to work as expected even if ...
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Is there a way to use get_sidebar() when no widgets are activated?

WP version 4.4.2, I have a customized sidebar.php and no widgets activated, which automatically prohibits get_sidebar() function to load contents of sidebar.php. Is there a way to forcefully load ...
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How to get post category list as select in front-end?

I use widget plugin Getting the random post & URL via ajax. I want to add function, that allows users on frontend choose category, and than display random posts from this category. function ...
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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" src="http://ws-cn.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_sw&...
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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 href="&...
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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 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 ...