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

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New Widget are not showing

I added a new sidebar according to WordPress Codex and for some reason it shows only on the admin and nothing shows on my front pages.. I tried to look for it on Google and here on the forums but I ...
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Wanted to collapse all the widgets in sidebar by default via jQuery

I already applied jQuery on footer to Slide them up but i noticed that when the page is completely loaded the widget slides up properly but dont know how this again slides down automatically. I m not ...
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Programmatically edit the text of a widget

I have text widgets that contain text. I'd like to programmatically edit that text. Is there a way to do that?
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Wordpress Footer Widget Processing

I made a sidebar in wordpress and have widgets in it, I want to process them one by one so that I can set their locations in theme according to me. Example: If I have a 3 widget in my footer ...
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Dynamic Width of Widgets

Ok, I'm using the following code for up to 6 widgets in a sidebar function s57d_sidebar1_params($params) { $sidebar_id = $params[0]['id']; if ( $sidebar_id == 'sidebar-1' ) { $total_widgets = ...
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Prevent submission of widget form

How can I prevent submission of a widget form? The following doesn't work for me. And preventing submit won't work because Wordpress uses Ajax for those forms. jQuery(document).ready(function($) { ...
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WP_query returns error when used for custom widget

I was working on creating my first plugin/widget that should display a really simple loop containing only a custom field (image) I've been testing the loop without any problems in my theme but when I ...
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Display custom menu on specific post/page

I have a real problem with Wordpress. My need is this: I have three main pages that every one must display a list of sub-pages (custom menu) and a list of events related to that specific page. Both ...
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Hide widget on page

How can I hide a widget from a certain page (one page). After spending an hour, all I can find is with the plugins. The problem is, that I know with them how to do it, but one widget (ad widget) is ...
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Get Widget Instance inside Widget

I'm trying to access the $instance variable from a custom function I've written inside my Widget, but I keep getting a "variable is undefined" error. How can I re-create the $instance variable? ...
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Infinite scroll on sidebar widget

I am trying to add an infinite scroll functionality to a website i am building, but i want to add it to a sidebar widget. I have a widget that shows a list of recent posts, and i would like to add an ...
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How to filter the widgets like calendar and archives based on category in WordPress

Thanks for the reply now the news page and blog page of my website has sidebars to specific to those, but now the new problem raised on the widgets side. Specifically Calendar and Archive widget are ...
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Jetpack infinite scroll on widget

I would like to add the jetpack infinite scroll (other options would be good as well), to a sidebar widget that shows "additional posts". So instead of paginating (ajax) the whole page, i only want to ...
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Changes in widget customizer not triggering 'save and publish'

I'm making some of our widgets customiser friendly, so they work on the customise page and support widget previews. Usually when you update a widget the save button becomes usable and changes to 'save ...
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How to include WP_Widget from another file in main plugin file?

I tried to use the code bellow in my main file: define( 'MYPLUGINNAME_PATH', plugin_dir_path(__FILE__) ); include MYPLUGINNAME_PATH . 'class/class-widget.php'; Then I have a file ...
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adding image in the header of my dev widget

i want to add an image to the header of my widget in a div tag like so: <div class="header" align="center"> <a href="http://www.link.com"><img name="Header" ...
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Theme's default styles are overriding my plugin's custom CSS

I have created a little plugin that creates a widget that I've made, basically just a pretty <ul> element. Unfortunately, all default widget styles are overriding my custom CSS, and adding ...
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Custom widget not appearing on front end

I have the following widget location defined in my theme's functions.php: register_sidebar( array( 'name' => __( 'Opening Hours', 'transparent' ), 'id' => 'sidebar-hours', ...
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Using AJAX in WordPress Widget

The past few days I've been Googling and searching for answers to no avail. I'm building out a "Featured Content" widget where the user can easily (via ajax/jquery) search for posts. Is it possible ...
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Custom Meta Boxes repeatable field show on single.php

I have some code that adds a Metabox, with repeatable fields to the edit screen of the WordPress backend. It looks like this: The code, I have in the functions.php, looks like this: function ...
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Custom CSS for a particular text/html widget in Wordpress

I have a couple of text widgets on my Home Sidebar. There is one text widget in particular that I want it to implement custom CSS written in my child theme rather than the default styling provided by ...
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$before/after_widget/title not displaying anything

I have built a custom widget with this code: class rfw_dock extends WP_Widget { function __construct() { parent::__construct('rfw_dock', __('TITLE'), array( 'description' => __( ...
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Randomize widgets displayed in my sidebar [duplicate]

I have a sidebar which might have any number of widgets. I can count the number of widgets that exist in the sidebar. How do I display randomly only one of the widgets in my sidebar at each page load? ...
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Dynamically display font icons in widget

All, have a movie review site that I assign a score to. Currently I'm using a widget which works fine...but I changed all of my scores to a 5 star rating system (3.5/5, 5/5, etc.) so the widget that ...
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Instance not inserting data for widget

I am trying to create a widget for my website. This is my first instance of widget creation and I am really unsure as to what the issue is Here is my code as it stands: add_action( 'widgets_init', ...
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Change HTML structure for custom menu in sidebar

I've been digging for documentation on how to change HTML output for the "Custom menu" which you place in optional widget. So its clear what I meen I have attached an image of the widget block here: ...
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how to move a widget from theme 1 to theme 2?

I bought two themes for two websites but now I can't buy the domain name and host for both and decided to run just one web I try my two theme 1-metro mag 2-Glider I decided to run Glider at least but ...
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register_sidebar fails when using a include within functions.php

I have registered several sidebars via functions.php like this: // Register sidebars function register_widgets() { // Main sidebar register_sidebar( array( 'name' => __( 'Main Sidebar', ...
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Hide default “Recent Comments” Widget if there are no comments yet

Is there a way to hide the widget completely if there are no comments yet? I was thinking about maybe adding a php function to my functions.php file - is that a possible way? If so, can someone ...
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widget exclude post by custom field

I have a widget that gets posts from different post_type's. I want to exclude some posts that have a custom field value e.g. I save a form where a checkbox adds a value of 0 or 1 depending if ticked. ...
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Allow different <span> tags in widget titles

How can I make widget titles allow HTML? I want to add icons from an iconfont to the titles like <span class="icon-someicon">Widget Title Here</span> I tried the following but it does ...
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Display sidebar only if it has content

I have registered a new sidebar. Here is my code in functions.php: register_sidebar(array( 'name'=>'1', 'before_widget' => '<div class="div1">', 'after_widget' => '</div>', ...
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Add Bootstrap Classes to Recent Posts Widget

I am building a site that is based on an existing theme, lawyers. I am tasked to make the recent posts widget look like the practice areas section, I would need to add some structural divs (bootstrap ...
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Confused about customising widgets

I am fairly new to wordpress but im having trouble working out how to customise the widgets. I have customised the search widget like so (in the functions.php file) function widget_search() { ...
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Remove image height/width attributes from Image Widget

The Image Widget includes width and height on the images which I've unsuccessfully have been trying to filter out so I can have fluid width. I've tried the following, which seems to be the most ...
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Wordpress API to get galleries?

Is there a way to get with wordress API the created galleries? The main idea would be to create galleries as normal wordpress pages or posts on and use those images in a wordpress widget.
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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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Widgets not displaying in theme customizer

I am developing a new theme and I am using several sidebars in this theme. All works fine, but the widgets are not showing up in the theme customizer section. All widgets are working fine under ...
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looping widgets to organize bootstrap grids

Using twitter bootsrap I want to grid my widgets if in the same position more widgets are present what I mean: having a registered widget register_sidebar(array( 'name' => __('Footer Top', ...
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Uses Cases for the Calendar Widget

So I've looked at several themes and visited several theme dev sites and i'm confused about the "purpose" of the WordPress Calendar Widget. So it states it is... A calendar of your site’s Posts ...
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List sibling pages widget, exclude current page

I successfully created a widget that displays sibling pages to the current page I'm on in the sidebar. Only thing is, I'm not capable of excluding the current page - can someone please assist here? ...
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Remove/Unregister or hide a widget added by a plugin

I'm trying to figure out how to remove wordpress widgets added by plugins. I know there are a couple of plugins that do this, like https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-remove-widgets/ and ...
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Question about file path for include/require methods

So I am currently rather new to Wordpress development and I had a question about the file path for the include() and require() methods. I have a php script within my Wordpress installation that I ...
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Filter on widget-title does not work with custom links

I added a filter to my widget titles and it looks like the filter doesn't apply on links, which are created with the links-sidebar. It does work perfectly on the blogroll or search widget Here's a ...
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Widget Logic - Target 1 URL

TestSite.com/?property=Name How do I target only this URL with conditional tags and widget logic. I've tried is_singular( 'Name' ), but that didn't work.
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How to set the default value as the saved value once a form of widget is saved?

I tried doing this for the function form : <?php function form(){ //Set up some default widget settings. $defaults = array( 'uid' => __('121232', 'example'), 'height' => ...
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can't edit widgets after moving from subfolder to root

I had some issues with migration: childtheme that was ranamed and working was automatically renamed back + a lot of wrong absolute apps from even older version on site... Now, after I fixed everithing ...
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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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Which settings/options are saved on a theme-basis and how does this affect theme-switching?

I realized that when switching the theme (in my case to a child theme) some things don't stay the same: Widgets Menus At least this is what I found out so far: Widgets Don't lose widgets when ...
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Why is the $old_instance needed for the widget update function?

In the PHPdoc of the function WP_Widget::update() located under wp-includes/widgets.php it says the following: /** * ... * This function should check that $new_instance is set correctly. * The ...