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

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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 ...
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Override custom menu widget

I would like to override some mark-up and css (like <div class="soma_container"><ul class=""></ul></div>)styling on a chosen custom menu widget. How would I do that? Should be ...
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Removing side bar widgets from GovPress theme

I'm using the GovPress theme, I've created a child theme. I now want to remove the sidebar widgets, as they are no use to me. I've read multiple articles online, but none of them work. I believe I ...
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Create a widget to display image and Title?

I want to Create a Widget with image top and Title at bottom.Please help me to display like image top and Title at bottom also add link to to the arrow image. i have Created a Widget area and ...
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Multisite Widget/Content

I'm using WordPress multisite and need to display content across all subsites in the sidebar. This is a network of 50+ sites so updating all 50+ sidebars with this content every few days is not ...
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widget that will do shortcodes that user inputs

I have this widget that im working on and it allows the user to input a shortcode and it will display it in the sidebar. But its not working right. I can input the short code but it has no output. ...
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How to delete Jetpack Widgets from the Widgets page in admin panel

NOTE: Please note that, it's not the Widget Visibility issue — I'm taking about front-end. To supply a project to my customer, I need to hide/delete the Jetpack Extra Sidebar widgets from the ...
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How to give a File Upload option in wordpress Widget backend?

I want to use a file upload Input option where User can upload a Excel file on backend and the widget will save the file in uploads directory and save the file link in the $instance variable of ...
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adding a dashboard widget for multisite

I would like to add a dashboard widget for a WP multisite and need to include/require a php file from a directory in my root. I combined a couple of things together that I found on different websites ...
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New checkbox in custom widget isn't saving data

I'm trying to develop my own widget. Mostly cause I want to understand Wordpress functionality (yes I'm completely new. First ever try to extend wordpress) I want to add a function to display post ...
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Right way to update widget on dynamic new input field

I have code to add an input field dynamicly in my theme. I have testd it, as a metabox and it works. But, not in a widget. First add and update, that codes work, but when I refresh page or try to ...
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the_widget() inside functions.php

I'm setting some options in the backend using functions.php and I'm doing: $w = the_widget('My_Custom_Widget'); but I don't get any output. However doing <?php the_widget('My_Custom_Widget'); ...
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Error with function in functions.php?

I am using the below function in my custom theme to load posts via AJAX. But for some reason it is breaking the WP ADMIN WIdget Drag and Drop and also showing the White Screen of Death when I uploaded ...
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Widget that shows categories with posts numbers

Is there any solution to show categories with posts numbers like 'Archives' widget without changing the font size? UPD0: Sorry if my question is not clear. What I want? We have a pretty nice widget, ...
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Widgets not showing on sidebars

I have registered two sidebars in my theme using the function below, but none of the widgets shows up in the sidebars even though I can manage them in the dashboard: // register sidebars add_action( ...
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How to optimize performance without transient?

I've built a widget to output some fancy content from an API. I realize today I added a transient system so everytime the widget is updated transient is deleted and everything is alright. What I ...
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Widget editor not displaying in Dashboard

I'm not sure if this is because of the new 3.9 update, because I haven't had to mess with any widgets in a while, but my active widgets won't display in the editor anymore. I've uploaded a screen ...
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WPMU widget use sitewide

I'm using a widget on a site with the blogid 1. But I want to use the same widget with the content from blogid 1 in all of the other sites. Is there a way to reuse this widget? I tried the ...
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How to change the default class for the widget title?

I would like to change the default class of the widget title. Currently it is h2 and I would like it to be h3. I have seen there is the option of customizing css so that h2 looks like h3. #sidebar h2 ...
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Display widget outside sidebar?

I want to display a widget outside the sidebar, but I can't get my code to work. The theme name is radius-primary-sidebar and my widget id is text-20 (according to the html in the admin page. See ...
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wp_dropdown_pages in widget form

I have a small quirk somewhere in my widget form. Upon saving the widget instance, the form refreshes with the wrong selected 'page_id' from the wp_dropdown_pages input. If I refresh the widgets page, ...
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Hide all Dashboard Widgets (not remove)

Is there a to hide all dashboard widgets, not remove them? I want my widget to be the first widget but according to the docs there's no way to specify where your widget shows up since it's all "core", ...
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Wordpress widget title coding

I have a problem with wordpress widget titles, some widgets are not affected by theme custom encoding. Here is the codes; function ecce_widget_title($title){ if( empty( $title ) ) return ' '; else ...
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How can I add widgets to specific post

Some of my post are longer than others. On those post I want to display more widgets for social media and such to fill in space, as well as to gain more exposure. I know there are plugins but I ...
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Can I display the widget admin in the page admin?

I would like to show the 'Appearance -> Widgets' menu underneath the text field in 'Pages -> new/edit'. Is it possible to take one part of the admin and show it elsewhere? Reading some of the ...
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Special characters showing in fallback font

I have created a widget that displays some text using a custom font imported with CSS @font-face. The font have support for scandinavian characters åäö, but when I display these characters in my ...
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Pass widget variable to external function

I am working on a custom widget which displays posts from a selected taxonomy (category or tag). This widget contains a textbox which the user enters an ID of a taxonomy (category or tag) to exclude ...
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Can I remove a widget area without editing code?

I am dealing with a Wordpress setup which has 2 widget areas. One seems to be breaking the page, and I want to remove it. Here is the screenshot of my widget setup How can I remove the Main ...
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Widget on the right side of the page overlaps with the left side

I added the mailchimp widget to the right column of my blog. But for some reason, it overlaps with the main content of the blog. Here is a screenshot of what happens Would anyone know why this ...
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What's the policy for building a theme that doesn't support widgets/menus?

I'm developing a minimalistic theme, and my plan is not to include menus or widgets in it. The Theme Review page on wordpress.org states: Whether implementing required, recommended, or optional ...
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Extending WP_Widget throws error when Monster Widget used

I wanted to override the output for the core Recent Comments Widget. I extended WP_Widget_Recent_Comments made the changes needed and it displays exactly how I want. However, I have now tested the ...
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Prevent second widget activation

Is there a way to "remove the widget from available widgets" after you've activated it once on some area? The idea is to allow user to activate only one instance of it.
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Apply code for all else first block

I have this code for sidebar in Wordpress :- register_sidebar(array( 'name' => 'Main sidebar', 'description' => 'main sidebar.', 'before_widget' => '<div id="blocks" class="siderbar ...
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Widget checkbox array empty on update function

I have a widget that is not passing checkbox state to $new_instance, specifically $instance[ 'posts' ]; if I dump $new_instance in the update function it is empty? All the other instance variables are ...
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Widget options get

How to get widget options? I've tried like this, like seen in the other question "Using widget options outside of the widget": $w=get_option('widget_wp_mywidget'); $one=$w[2]["myval"]; ...
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Insert to wp_footer if widget is found in the sidebar

I trying to insert a code into wp_footer whether the widget is present or not in the sidebar. How to avoid the unnecessary code in the footer? Add the code only if widget is present the sidebar. ...
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is_active-sidebar loop

So I have 4 widgets which is in large-3 columns, when they're not active I place a placeholder as user guide so the user would know where to put what. I did manage to work out the is_active but it ...
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List sidebars on a page

I need to generate a list of sidebars on a given page. I know how to list all sidebars that have been registered, and all sidebars that have been registered that have active widgets, but I do not know ...
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Random sidebar/widget background

Does anyone have a clever idea to get a random/changing background for just the widget sidebar?
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how to use get_field_name in external ajax handler

I am loading new form fields from Ajax when I click on radio button in my custom widget. In Ajax callback handler, I need to use get_field_name and get_field_id widget class methods. get_field_name ...
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How to add rewrite rules adjust to permalink structure

I want to create an Archive Widget for Custom Post Type (product). I let my client to change permalink structure by himself. So, my question is: how to add rewrite rules adjust to permalink ...
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Why use dynamic_sidebar() conditionally?

In the codex example of displaying sidebars, what is the significance of the conditional wrapping around the call to dynamic_sidebar? Why do this: <?php if ( ...
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Using javascript on the new widget preview / customizer page

Widget customizer has just become core in WordPress 3.9. I'm trying out the beta version hoping to get widgets working on the customize screen in the same way I have on the ordinary widgets page. Some ...
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How to add a text widget during theme activation

I'm trying to add a text widget with the title and text set, to two custom sidebars in my custom theme. But, I can't find a clear walkthrough of how to do it. I've seen bits of code here and there, ...
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Use of apply_filter in plugin/widget class

I'm having difficulties to find out what I'm doing wrong in my use of apply_filter() in a widget class. Here's some samples of my code: class Byad_CountDown_Widget extends WP_Widget { function ...