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

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Translate widget titles using qTranslate plugin

I'm actually using the qTranslate plugin to translate my website. It works really well with everything except one thing. the titles of my sidebar widgets. Actually, to translate some words we need to ...
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How to enqueue script if widget is displayed on page?

I created a widget that uses a jquery plugin, and I used is_active_widget to enqueue the script, it's working fine but it's also including the script even on pages that doesn't show this widget. so is ...
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Create Image Uploader for Widget

I found this post// Use Media upload in custom widget on wordpress 3.5 I'm not experienced in any of this so I pretty much just copied the code he provided into my own functions.php file. I uploaded ...
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Give Editor Access To Sidebar

I want to give the Editor Role access to editing the sidebar and it's contents. I have a text widget in there and in order to edit this text widget the user needs to be an admin - this sucks. How do I ...
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Use Media upload in custom widget on wordpress 3.5

I'm creating a small widget for wordpress 3.5 that allows you to upload images. The widget is loaded correctly by wordpress. When I add the widget to a sidebar upload button does not work. If I ...
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dynamically add scripts to WP_Widget widget() method

I have a wordpress widget that has the standard outline like: class my_widget extends WP_Widget{ function my_widget(){ //do setup stuff } function form(){ //do form stuff } function update(){...
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How do register_sidebar() and get_sidebar() work together?

Disclaimer: I am brand spanking new to WP. I am using the Starkers HTML5 framework theme. In the functions.php I see this code: function starkers_widgets_init() { // Area 1, located at the top ...
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Widget with random posts from a blog for external sites

How can I create a customizable widget with random posts from my blog that can be published on another site as js, iframe or div. Is there any Wordpress plugin for that?
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How could a Widget behave differently depending on sidebar

if sitting on sidebar-1, I need my widget to behave differently than if it were on sidebar-2. How can i detect the sidebar it is sitting on from within the widget() function? The widget contains a ...
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Using tabs in admin widgets [closed]

Update: I should point out that I tested the method below on Plugin/theme options page and it worked perfectly. In-fact I was also able to include the jQuery cookie Plugin to preserve the current tab ...
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How to create a widget that has a submit form in the front end

How to create a widget that has a submit form in the front end? The reason for this is I'm teaching myself plugin development and I'm struggling on how to display a form on the front end after adding ...
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Widget “Save” resetting jQuery hidden fields

I have a widget plugin that I've created, that lists about 10 fieldsets. jQuery runs at the beginning and hides and fieldsets that have no values. There are also buttons that allow to "Add" and "...
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Including a custom post type in the Archives widget

I have a custom post type called "videos" that I want to include in the Archives widget (stock widget in the TwentyTwelve theme). It DOES already appear on the archives page, but just not in the ...
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Create variable from widget instance

Is it possible to return a widget instance into a variable or array? I'm thinking something along the lines of $widget['title'], $widget['content'] etc. I have tried inspecting the global $...
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WordPress “include TEMPLATEPATH” or?

I built something like this: Index Container Widgets Area and I created a widget for that - Categories Widget - Index Container .php with this in: <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/includes/...
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How Do I Add Custom CSS To Only Certain Widgets

I have a standard dynamic sidebar using register_sidebar and dynamic_sidebar and I need the last widget in the sidebar (which will not have a set number of widgets) to have a distinct class ('...
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can require “themefolder/includes/widgets.php” in “themefolder/functions.php” yet widgets.php doesn't run

In order to keep things clean I use functions.php almost solely to require other files. As such part of functions.php looks like this: #include types require("includes/types.php"); #include ...
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Manual display of widget

I currently have a widget that needs to be manually displayed on the front page. The rest of the pages it shows up in the widget sidebar, (this is accomplished with 'Widget Logic') but on the front ...
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get_intermediate_image_sizes Get the Size Names but How Do I Get the Sizes?

I'm setting up a widget that allows to add an image to a sidebar / widget area. Basically I have a dropdown that allows the user to select one of the available sizes inside the theme's functions.php ...
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Loop through widgets in sidebar

I have a sidebar called footer, I know I can use dynamic_sidebar() but I need to be able to split that into individual widgets. I have the following so far which gives me the widget name e.g. text-1, ...
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Duplicate and change a Theme Widget

Is there a way (a common one) to duplicate and change a theme widget ? I'm asking this because, I have this widget that displays the recent news and if we click, it will display ALL news, but I wish ...
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How to automatically register widgets on new blog?

Is there a way to automatically register widgets when a new site is registered with a multi site setup? E.g. inside wpmu_new_blog?
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How to exclude certain widget from showing up on home/front page? [duplicate]

Without using a plugin, how do I prevent/exclude the sidebar widget "recent posts" from showing up on the home/front page? I do want it to show on the sidebar of rest of other archive/post pages.
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Why Can't wp_editor Be Used in a Custom Widget?

I've been working on developing a plugin that adds a widget that allows you to edit the content with a wysiwyg editor. I want to use the default wordpress editor by calling wp_editor(). I've seen ...
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jQuery does not work in widget backend

I created a widget which should use jQuery for switching between two views and implement the jQuery UI date picker. I was wondering why my jQuery code does not work as I noticed that the date picker ...
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Context aware widgets. My work in progress

I'm working on a simple addition to the widget options to allow the user to set the "context" in which widgets show be shown. Here's what I've got so far, with my questions in the comments... 1) ...
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How can I add an incremental class identifier to my sidebar widgets?

My sidebar widget code in functions.php looks like this... if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') ) register_sidebar(array( 'name' => 'Home Sidebar', 'id' => 'home-sidebar-widget', ...
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Trigger Submit Event when Widget is added to Sidebar

I need to trigger the submit or "Save" button for a widget when the widget is added to a specific sidebar in the backend. The reason for this is I am setting a certain taxonomy for a Dropdown Menu ...
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Unfiltered html in widget title not working

function update( $new_instance, $old_instance ) { if( current_user_can( 'unfiltered_html' ) ) { $new_instance['title'] = strip_tags( $new_instance['title'], '<small><span>&...
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Possible to preset a widget's contents via a plugin script?

This plugin is a simple demo test to see if I can dynamically populate a pre-existing widget area with text. In this case, my theme has created the widget area "home-header-widget" and I'm trying to ...
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Wordpress widget in custom theme

I created a custom theme and writing a basic widget for my wordpress based website. If I paste the code in functions.php the code works fine, however if I paste the code in a separate file and keep it ...
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Retrieve each widget separately from a sidebar

I would like to retrieve each widget existing in a sidebar in order e.g. to mix them with posts inside the main loop. I know I can use different widget areas (sidebars) but this approach clutters the ...
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How display widget by id

I fetched widget id this way: $the_sidebars = wp_get_sidebars_widgets(); print_r( $the_sidebars['sidebar-1'] ); It shows: Array ( [0] => recent-posts-2 [1] => recent-comments-2 [2] =...
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How can I add links to widget titles?

I'm using three widgets, two of them are default WP widgets (Recent Posts and Archives) and the third one is a custom widget which acts like Recent Posts but for a specific custom Post Type. My ...
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Prevent widgets removal

I'm building a site with a lot of widgets. They have been highly customized. Several admins/editors will have to edit these widgets when the site is live. Right now I'm scared to see a widget (and ...
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How To Determine If A Filter Is Called In A Sidebar/Widget Context?

So I have a plugin that appends or prepends an enhanced author biography to the content of a page/post/custom post type. It does this by hooking to either the_content or the_excerpt and appending/...
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Delete Custom Dashboard Widgets

Here is the code on how to delete all dashboard widgets - the default, and plugin widgets but I want to change the code to only delete custom dashboard widgets not the default ones. // Create the ...
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Disable Specific Widgets on Selected Pages of a WordPress Website?

I would like to give a CMS look to some of my pages. I want to customize them by removing the default widgets and adding other widgets as my wish (I will use plugins like My Custom Widget to add ...
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Display all posts with same title

I'm trying to display in a sidebar php widget, all posts with same post_title in a specific category. I find this code on internet but don't how to use it Thanks for your help. function ...
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How to delete cached transients from a widget instance properly?

So I have created this widget which pulls a number of posts. And the query is being cached via transients. But I need the transient to be deleted whenever a post is saved so the query can be refreshed....
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Custom shortcode in widget forced to top of widget

A custom shortcode i made is being forced to the top of the widget outside of the widget container. Any ideas why? This is my code... function nktmediaplayer_func($atts) { extract(shortcode_atts(...
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Separate backend “Widgets” page for each language

Im currently trying to make my backend work with multiple languages. Im using qTranslate as my translation plugin. So far I have accomplished a custom option page with multi-language support. When ...
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How to process content in a widget? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is There A Hook To Process The Content Of The Text Widget? I have created a plugin that uses tokens in the body content to dynamically insert certain content. For example: ...
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Adding inline styles from a widget

I'm working on a theme that has an optional widget to allow users to put some site elements where they want. One of those is a list of social media icons. These are font icons, so they can be styled ...
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Should use widgets in this case?

We develop a new WordPress site with a new theme developed exclusively for this site. Some widgets of the same type (such as two "Bookmarks" widgets) should be styled differently (that is have ...
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Multiple entries in get_option results? or why is _multiwidget set to 1?

I am developing a wordpress widget, and need to store some user configuration values, that is why I am using wordpress update_option and get_option. I am new to widget development. I have some ...
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How Can A Widget With Only One Instance Be Defined?

How can a widget which of which only one instance can be used?
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How to check if widget has automatic title

Some default widgets has automatic titles. Is it possible to check if widget has automatic/inserted title using dynamic_sidebar_params filter?
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Changing widget options via the functions.php when there are no hooks

The problem: to change a widget's options with a custom function in functions.php, when there are no useful hooks, and where there are multiple occurrences of the same widget (multiwidget). This ...
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How to add class on Widget Title

This is an example of register sidebar function from codex. My focus is on the before_title argument. What i want is to add a class to the title(<h3>). From my widget code or may be pass the ...