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

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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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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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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 ...
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Creating a dynamic class name in my custom widget

I have been currently building a custom widget in WordPress based on the text widget as a starting point. It seems that within the function __construct part of the widget, the class name is a hard ...
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Add a select-option to the default widgets

I would like to add an extra feature to one of the default widgets so that the user can choose from the select-field to either align the widget to the left, center or to the right. How would I be ...
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How to Get Admin Settings for a widget when using the_widget() with custom widget

I have searched around for an answer to this question and I found this: Manual display of widget which gave me a solution of: if(function_exists('the_widget')) { $instance = get_option( ...
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accessing wordpress serialized data outside wp

I've never worked with serialized data... I need a little help with how to load "text" widgets title and content in php script outside wordpress... my script just connects to database (including ...
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How to add Ajax to the default widget calendar to support next/previous months loading?

I want to customize or replace the default calendar, similar to the default widget, but with Ajax next and previous months loading. Ideally I would like to be able to do that (red dots are dates ...
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Widget where it can make changes to the container

Is it possible to create a widget where it can make changes to the container? An example is like this: <!--- widget-container ---> <div class="wdget"> <div ...
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Want to add more option in “Sexy Login”

I am using Sexy Login in my new website. Its a beautiful plugins. But i need to add some more options. I want to add more button for both who are logged in & who are not logged in like "Write New ...
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How do I exclude portrait pictures from the nextgen gallery sidebar widget?

I have a gallery that contains both landscape and portrait pictures and want the gallery to be displayed in the wordpress sidebar. The problem is that the thumbnails of the portraits are scaled into ...
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How to test if the widgetized area has any widgets?

I making a widgetized footer with three widgetized areas (footer1, footer2, footer3), The problem is that even if there's no widgets assigned to any widgetized footer area, the footer is still there ...
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Saving widget gets an undefined variable

I am developing a widget for cached feeds. The widget itself works exactly as I want but I noticed that if I were to delete the widget and then add a new one (or simply just add a new one) on the ...
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prevent custom widget file names from showing in Appearance > Editor

I've setup a few custom widgets for my theme, and when I go into Appearance > Editor, the widget file names are showing up in the list of files that can be edited. How can I prevent these widget file ...
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Add html after the first widget in a sidebar

Just wondering is it possible to add HTML code after the fisrt widget in a sidebar so that it would only show once and not repeat after a second or third widget is added? This is what I have so far: ...
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Accessing widget information

I'm trying to access widget information saved in the wp_options table. I printed it out: add_filter('the_content', function(){ $res = get_option('widget_my_widget'); print_r($res); }); And ...
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Trouble accessing a multidimensional array to add classes to default WordPress widgets

I've been writing up a function to assign classes to default WordPress widgets that I choose. After a bunch of research and modifications, I came up with the function below. A quick explanation of ...
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Stuck with sidebar registering

I tried to add a custom page to my Wordpress template. That part is good. What I´m stuck with is a common sidebar that appears although I registered a custom sidebar for it. I am calling the ...
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Can / should a widget plugin define its own Widget Area?

Should a plugin be able to add a widget area above the_content? (Without requiring template/theme changes.) What would be the best way to do this? Doubts: widgets typically echo output to the screen; ...
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How to add a recent post function to a text widget I created for practice?

I am currently being trained to create widgets and my mentor has asked me to create a text widget then add the ability to display the 5 most recent posts (all categories) on it. I am a little stumped ...
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disable default widgets in Responsive theme

Theme: Resposive I have added "Widget Context" and has set it to show a widget only on the start side. This works perfectly BUT on all other sides there shows a default widget "Home Widget 1" with a ...
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Creating a custom menu/widget area

I'm looking to create a /menu/widget area like the following site: http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/default.aspx please see sections under downloads, security, support, about is this considered a ...
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How to add social buttons like facebook and twitter in the footer of a theme?

Hi I own the blog camilamfotografia.com.br and I'd like to add social buttons in the footer or in the navigation menu to link my site to facebook twitter flickr pinterest etc... I have tried without ...
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How can I re-register my blogs widgets?

I deleted my wp_options database file in error. I replaced it with a clean install file. Now my widgets are still present in my widgets area but none are recognized by wp. Am I right in thinking ...
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event organiser not loading in main content area

there is possibly a very simple answer for this, but im afraid im a novice at this stuff :( on my wordpress site Im using the event list shortcode in the main content area and the calendar in the ...
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Replace the “widgets” label in the backend

Is it possible to replace/modify the "Widgets" label in the backend by an other label ? ... and do the same thing for the "Widgets" title in the widget page. Is there a filter or another solution ?
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Issue with checked() echoing on to page

This is kind of a weird one. I'm in the process of building a widget that goes through posts of type product and displays a list of checkboxes in the admin panel to display/show the products in the ...
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In widget, the value of select field doesn't get updated, changes after saving

I'm building a simple widget which will allow the user to select a post among a list of posts. For some reason, when I select an option, I believe it actually gets selected but the option doesn't ...
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Hide widget if user is logged in without plugin

I would like to be able to hide a widget in the front-end if the user is logged in and only display the widget when the user is not logged in. I have found a plugin that does this called Widget Logic ...
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Extend a plugin to include a widget option

I currently have a plugin (not a widget) that allows people to use shortcode to put the results on their web pages and posts. Some people have asked for a widget option, so the output can go in the ...
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Any advice on customising this twitter feed?

I'm really having trouble locating the documentation for the Recent Tweets widget anywhere. It's not a plugin and appears to be native. All I want to do is to be able to move the tweet_time underneath ...
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Is there a Image Gallery which will load all my posted Images like twitter's image grid?

Many of my wordpress posts have images in them for my personal blog. I have been searching for a good way to display all of the images from all of the posts in a grid layout on a page. Similar to the ...
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Any available action to add content before and after sidebar?

I am looking for inserting a function's output before sidebar's first widget, and one in the end after the last widget Is it possible?
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Creating a widget that displays the content of a page

I have a page that displays information from a query (I placed the output of the query in a custom page template and have the information display that way). How can I put this information into a ...
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How to automate setup of theme, pages, widgets, etc for a new site in multi-site?

I have a large MultiSite network, and each page is designed a bit differently. I'm looking to write some custom code to automate the setup of a new blog as much as I can. Things I'm looking to do ...
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Removing widget without using unregister_widget

I want to remove some plugin widget showing from wp-admin/widgets.php but i dont want to use unregister_widget because i am using this widget automatically from php files.. Basically i dont want ...
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Recent Posts widget missing current_menu_item class

Unlike the (WP standard) Custom Menu widget, the Recent Posts widget does not add the current_menu_item class when a post is selected (being displayed). This seems like a major oversight, am I ...
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How to place my g+ or fb plugin at the bottom of post or page?

I recently installed the google+ and facebook widget plugins to my pages and I do not like it's current position. I'm not sure where to begin looking.. Thanks.
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How to use variables from widgets in other pages?

I have a widget where I set some custom url's like register or login. I want to use those variables declared in a widget outside of the widget, in other pages (page templates). How can I save or use, ...
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Text Widget to Show database fields based on post

I am wondering whether this is possible: I would like a widget which displays fields taken from a database table I have created. Table contains information about the location of the post. ...