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

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How do I rebind event after widget save

I am writing a widget who's form elements have a click event attached to. I bind it using jQuery. However, after clicking save, the bindings gets lost. That is, clicking those elements doesn't ...
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How can I add widgets to the category page?

At page wp-admin/widgets.php I can personalize the Widgets shown in the homepage of my website. But I suspect I cannot use the same for any other page. I would like to create a page and put inside ...
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Randomizing the RSS Widget

I'm trying to see if there's a way I can make it where the RSS widget can pull in a different feed (one of let's say ten I pick) and displays it in the widget each time the page is refreshed? It's ...
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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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Wordpress version quick check?

This should be a FAQ but I didn't find it quickly. Logging into my wordpress site as admin on the upper left and lower right it reminds me to upgrade to 4.2.1. This support topic on wordpress.org says ...
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Sticky Widget with scroll limit

I have a Widget fixed as the visitor scrolls down the page. At a certain point though, the widget needs to 'stop' so wider content is not covered. I found this answer at Stack Overflow (first ...
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Add a sidebar for menu item?

I want to modify the WordPress navigation menu. I have added a custom checkbox in the menu items custommenu. If that is enabled, then I want to remove the submenu items for that item and include a ...
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Exclude posts from widget while post is showing on home, single and categories

Im using this widget. but im trying to figure out how to get it to not display any posts that are currently being displayed on the home page, single post and categories. Another user raised the ...
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Get all posts by post_author

I am creating a back-end dashboard where I need to show all the post assigned to current user by the wp admin. I assign user role to Author and while creating post (as a wp admin) just assign ...
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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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Change the datasource of widget in a Wordpress theme

i have a wordpress theme and i want to change the data that is displayed on a widget. My theme is Bloom from Famethemes ThemeForest and the widget is this I need to diplay in the tabs a rss feed ...
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Add before_content and after_content to register_sidebar

Is there any way to add two new functions, before_content and after_content to the register_sidebar function? These would work like before_title and after_title, except it would wrap everything that ...
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Save/update widget outside admin panel

Is there some way to update/save widget from page - not from admin ? I create widget with charts and do not know how to update it from sidebar. I found of course form in admin: <form action="" ...
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Downloading Generated XML File

I'm making a Widget which presents users with categories as drop down list. When user selects category and press download, I want to get all posts under category and download them. I have faced a ...
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Displaying a widget with custom taxonomies

I'm trying to display a widget that would pull all the information from custom taxonomies for the relevant post, like this: http://www.onlinecasinos.fm/reviews/bet365-casino In that example, on the ...
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How to make a widget expand wider than the column width when editing its settings in the admin

The WordPress Text widget expands horizontally beyond the margin of the sidebar when added to a sidebar and opened in the admin and I am trying to apply that function to a widget. I see inline css is ...
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Post List Widget with custom posts and editing the Read More Link

I actually have 2 questions, one related to the Post List Widget, the other concerns the "Read More"-link. ad 1) I want to show a certain category of posts (only one post at a time) in this widget. I ...
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How can I delete all inactive widgets?

I want to cleanup all inactive widgets. I tried following snippet as suggested by this answer Script to remove all inactive widgets?. $sidebars_widgets = get_option( 'sidebars_widgets' ); ...
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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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Adding a div to wrap widget content after the widget title

I'm trying to add a div to a widget's content in my dynamic sidebar. Here is the register code; register_sidebar(array( 'name' => "Sidebar1", 'id' => 'home-sidebar-1', ...
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Multilingual multisite > customisable footer across different sites with widgets?

I'd like to keep the structure of the footer similar across all sites using the same Theme. However, each site would need different content in their footer. Here's a concrete example - for Site A: ...
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How to determine which sidebar the widget has been added to, via widget admin?

In the script below, which resides in a custom widget, I'm trying to determine which sidebar area the widget has been added to because I want to alter the default text depending on which sidebar the ...
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Are widget arguments always set inside My_Widget::widget()?

Specifically, are the before_widget, after_widget, before_title and before_title array keys always set inside My_Widget::widget()? I'm wondering if statements such as the following are necessary ...
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How to load Widget javascript + css files only if used?

I'd like to keep the javascript and css styles used by my widget inside their own files (and not add them to the theme). But i can't seem to get wordpress to add them when the widget is actually used ...
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How to get data from one wordpress site to another

I have the following sites: 1. Community News site 2. Classifieds site 3. Coupon Site Is there any way I can get data from my classifieds and coupon site on my community news site....like in the ...
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Widget Script Loads at Bottom of Page

I've been working on a plugin that adds a script to the sidebar when activated. So far, I've been able to display the code, but it loads at the bottom of the page and not in the sidebar. I'm pretty ...
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Recent Posts Widget to display Custom Post types doesn't display content

I have created a few custom post types on my site (WP 4.0 / TwentyTen Child Theme) and I was hoping to create widgets to display them on the sidebar. The custom post types work well but the widget ...
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do_action inside of onclick

I'm brand new with making plugins/widgets, and am probably pretty limited to basic in knowledge with php as well. I want to be able to register a function that runs when a button is clicked. The ...
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widgets not working

I pasted my siderbar widget code in widgets.php file function right_sidebar_widget() { register_sidebar( array( 'name' => 'Right Siderbar', 'id' => 'right-siderbar', ...
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How do I get shortcode, widget and template tag CSS to load in the head only as required? [duplicate]

I have a shortcode, widget and template tag that need to load CSS. I am registering in init, and enqueueing as required. The only problem is, it is adding the CSS loader at the bottom of the page, ...
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Retrieve the real time widget area class

I'm trying to retrieve programmatically the sidebars classes in my developed pluging. I use the global $GLOBALS['wp_registered_sidebars'][1] and try to access the 4th element(class) in the array but I ...
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WordPress widget / plugin…fields not appearing in my widget

Trying to create my first plugin. A simple one. It's doing mainly what I want to do except the widget itself in Appearance-->Widgets doesn't display my fields. Wondering if anyone could point me in ...
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Show widget location borders for development

I'm taking over a wordpress site, whose template has a high number of widget locations in the appearance section. Is there a way to temporarily turn on the widget location borders so I know where ...
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add_filter('body_class') running from widget even when widget is not loaded on page/post

This should be adding a function to init() to check if the widget is active widget on the front end on a page/post - but even when the widget is not loaded on a page/post, .Widget_FilterProject is ...
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Add TinyMCE to WordPress default text Widget

Wonder if there is any way to add the TinyMCE (limited options) to the textarea of a default "Text Widget" in WordPress, Is there any way to do that ? There are few plugins to do the same kind of ...
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Hide/show radio buttons stop working on save

everyone! Here's my case. I'm developing a little widget, and I was looking for a way to hide/show different DIVs on selecting a set of radio buttons. I found the proper code and adjusted it to my ...
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How to use wp_dequeue_style() for style enqueued in WP_Widget class

I've got a plugin that makes a widget that enqueues some front-end CSS to style the widdget. I call wp_enqueue_style from the public widget() method in the extended WP_Widget class: <?php class ...
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wp_query in form method of widget breaks customizer

In the "form" method of one of my widgets I make a query to offer the user some posts to choose from, like this: <?php $products = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => ...
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Wordpress Widget Administration Javascripts do not work?

I have been working on a widget in WP 4.1.1 and cant seem to even get simple javascript to function on the backend unless WP is put into Enable Accessibility Mode. For example in your Form($instance) ...
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I cannot customize custom widgets anymore after moving WordPress website

Originally posted here. The situation is the following one: A colleague of mine built a WordPress theme with some custom widgets which need to be configured through /wp-admin/widgets.php. In the ...
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Cannot access variables within a widget

I'm currently learning PHP and Wordpress development from a Java background at the moment. How do I access variables in public function Example_Widget() from public function widget( $args, $instance ...
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Embed google alerts rss feed into WordPress site

adjustment on my origonal question. How would I go about adding a new widget area to my current template so I can embed a google alerts rss feed? Cheers for any suggestions / solutions
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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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Display custom widget, added as a shortcode in the correct place

I've created a custom Widget and I would like to add it to the page content as a shortcode. function show_custom_widget() { the_widget( 'WP_Custom_Plugin'); } add_shortcode('custom-widget', ...
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Displaying Widgets

During theme development, I understand how to create basic widgets within the functions.php file. However, when it comes to displaying the widget within a theme, is there a preferred way to display ...
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Editor Widget Role

i need to give to editor role the access on widget (or if possibile on a specific widget). I use the code on this question and function but i have a problem. The editor can see the widget and also ...
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How to activate or install the Gallery Widget?

I would like to activate the Gallery Widget which is presented here. It seems that it's part of the general Wordpress distribution but the widget is not listed under Appearance → Widgets. BTW, I don't ...
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Make single widget area top level in 4.0 Customize Panel

So I have a widget area that, in v4.0, is burried in a dropdown within the secondary Widgets panel on the Customize panel page. Because it's the only widget area it feels rather silly being burried ...
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Limit number of widgets in widget area

I used code to limit each widgets area to one widget only. It works great: It uses JavaScript to do so, using the fact that the dashboard’s widgetized areas all use the jQuery UI Sortable library, and ...