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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Call sidebar from a template

I need to call a sidebar into my header. I've switched to the new twenty twelve theme and created my own child theme. With this new theme I decided to keep things organised and together, so I put my ...
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Making footer widgets responsive

I have 4 footer widgets in the theme I'm working on. It works great. The only thing that I can't get to work is the responsiveness of the widgets. The 4 footer widgets keep on showing up next to each ...
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Debug errors on sidebar

I'm uising a child theme of twentyfourteen on wordpress 3.8. When in debug mode, I get the following errors regarding a widget. Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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How to remove the parentheses from the category widget

In the default category widget, when you check the "show posts count" checkbox, the number of posts appear surrounded by parentheses, how to remove them.
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Author template, filter sidebar widgets by author?

I'd like to be able to filter my sidebar widgets (tag cloud, category, archive) to only show those tags/categories/months that apply to a given author on the author template. What is the correct way ...
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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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Wordpress select dropdown list in widget

Ok, I'm developing my own widget and I've a HUGE problem. I don't know how to fetch and eventually save html selects value. Simple example: /* initialize TITLE */ function widget( $args, $instance ...
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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 ...
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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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Insert a span inside widget title to give a different color to the second word

I'm trying to make my widget titles two-colored; the first word white and the second one yellow. I have no idea how I can insert a span before the second word of every widget title so that I can put a ...
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How do I stop out of stock items from appearing on my WooCommerce site when using the Layered Nav widget [closed]

WooCommerce includes a handy Layered Nav widget. This allows you to filter the catalog items based on attributes that you've set, including for variations of items (like different sizes.) However, if ...
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Customize Dashboard Widgets Area for the Client?

To avoid the client messing up the website I have already customized other parts of the admin backend, now for the dashboard widgets area. I don’t want to block access but rather I want to give the ...
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Disable wordpress widget automatically on error

I have a small widget which gets some information from other websites. Now, at times it is possible that these other websites are not available. Is it possible to disable or hide a widget ...
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How can I whitelist only specific shortcodes for processing in text widgets?

I know that I can use the following filters to enable processing of shortcodes in Text Widgets: add_filter( 'widget_text', 'shortcode_unautop'); add_filter( 'widget_text', 'do_shortcode'); How can ...
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Correct code to use php in text widget

This code is used to display php inside a text widget add_filter('widget_text','execute_php',100); function execute_php($html){ if(strpos($html,"<"."?php")!==false){ ...
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wp_register_sidebar_widget in loop within a plugin?

I'm trying to dynamically create widgets based on a posts from a post type. The code is as below. This function is pulled from my plugin class: public function initWidgets() { // Config ...