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

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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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Wordpress Javascript Widget jQuery Dependency Issue

I am using a local clean install of WP 4.0 en_GB with no plugins. I have been provided with some information to implement a JS widget into my website. <div id="login"></div> <script ...
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Target only widgets within specific sidebar

I am trying to target widgets within a sidebar by targeting the sidebar ID To explain, I am using the - https://wordpress.org/plugins/image-widget/ - plugin and utilising their custom template ...
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Modifying the default search widget

I'm creating a plugin widget that does a different search from the normal default search widget. I copied the code from the default widget: class new_search extends WP_Widget { ...
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How to enable “shift-click to edit this widget” functionality on a custom widget?

I have created several custom widgets, modeled from the default widgets' code. The widgets all work fine, and I've been using them in production for awhile. I've been working with the new Customizer ...
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How do I add a New-Post widget to my primary sidebar?

I am trying to modify the twentyfourteen theme by simplifying and deleting most of its widgets. I have done this successfully for the toolbar, but one of the widgets I would like to keep is the one ...
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Help with custom widget

I've tried methods of creating a custom widget and have had no luck. I am looking to 'widgetize" a template and allow an end-user to only update text in the widgetized areas. It seems like this is ...
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Do I have to widgetize my pages?

I have a three pages. On front page I want to show some custom test about page1,link to page1, custom text about page2, link to page2, custom text about page3, link to page3. And then I want a ...
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Displaying details of a post in a sidebar

I am developing a wordpress theme but m still new into and was learning. Basically, its a theme for resource website which provides web templates. In my theme i've created a details section in sidebar ...
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Hooking action once but called twice

class GridModSidebars{ public function init(){ add_action('widgets_init', array($this, 'registerSidebars'),20); } public function registerSidebars(){ $args = array( 'name' ...
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Static image for embedded YouTube video instead of blank player?

Thanks to this answer I have embedded a YouTube video in a Text Widget using [video src="http://youtu.be/JQ_2De2cnzI&rel=0&showinfo=0"] However it displays as this blank player when the ...
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Allow end users to change settings of a widget

I currently have a customized widget installed. At this moment, I would like to allow end users, through the use of certain admin menu (other than appearance menu) to change the settings for this ...
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How to add more than one custom widget

I created a new widget using instructions found here and it worked OK. I needed to create another widget. I created it from the default Text Widget, placing the code in functions.php (as I did with ...
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How do I embed in a text widget?

I'm trying to embed a YouTube video in a Text Widget and Wordpress 4.0 is stripping out the embed when rendering. For example, if I put this in the body of the widget: Before ...
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How to update widget from widget() function?

I'm trying to create a simple linkroll widget for displaying recent https://pinboard.in links via their API. To maximize loading speed, I want to cache the linklist in a widget field, as well as the ...
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display specific widget to a page

im trying to display a specific widget i need for the header current im using a code to display all widgets but my problem is that if I add additional widgets it will destroy my site. ...
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Dynamically creating classes for Widget API

So let's say I want to make new Classes for the Widgets API using some variables that the user can configure. The only way I have figured it out is to use the eval() function. This is due to how ...
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Show value based on dropdown [duplicate]

I am trying to create a short code with a form I have the form displaying ok but I need to be able to pull the price information from sql table as well and show it in a label. How can i do that using ...
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Widget not working with Data [duplicate]

I have tried the following code given to me by another question here but for some reason in my widget its just dispalying the word liters in the drop down its not puliing data when i look at the code ...
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How to get post ID of the current page/post inside a widget?

I'm trying hard to get the post ID of the current post/page inside a widget class but doesn't work, I know there's get_the_ID() and some other options but not a single works inside a widget. Here's my ...
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How can I retrieve data within my widget

I have a Widget which I am creating but my quesiton is how do I access my custom table which I created via my plugin. I am attempting to fill the dropdown from the table called tfp which contains the ...
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Run widget code before post content

I have a customized widget that allows the user to create a quick post on the front page sidebar. The code processing appears to happen after the post content is rendering, meaning that after i submit ...
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How do I include the sidebar (with Widgets) in a custom theme?

I have created a custom WordPress theme and need to be able to include the sidebar with widgets. I have the sidebar.php file, functions code and three widgets waiting to see the light of day. But ...
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Ask user permission when activating a plugin

Is there a specific Wordpress API way to ask the user's permission for something when activating a plugin? Due to the Wordpress plugin directory policy I have to ask the users consent for the ...
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Custom php Widget keeps disappearing from the front end

I've created a widget to show custom testimonials on the sidebar. It checks if the post has a custom field 'customer_review' then prints a it on the sidebar. Thing is, the testimonial keeps ...
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Widget area to full width layout only

I want to add a new widget area that will only display if the layout is full page (no sidebars). There doesn't seem to be a WordPress conditional based on layout. Is there a way to do this?
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Using a multiple <select> element in widget form

I am trying to save all of the options in a <select> element in a widget. So far I have the following PHP code for the form: public function form( $instance ) { // Code for editing/adding ...
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Why isn't my custom widget outputting any content?

I've been following numerous tutorials and codex pages in order to make my own widget in WP 4.0. It seems as though I'm very near; I can output something from the widget, just not any of the fields. ...
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Group multiple widgets in one

Is that possible to group some widget into one. I am creating some similar widgets and I want to group them altogether. Like I want to name it "Widget Group" and when I activate "Widget Group" plugin, ...
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“Add post form” inside a custom admin widget?

I have created a custom post type (support ticket) and a custom user role (client). So, I want to create a widget that allows a client to add a new ticket (which contains only 3 custom text fields). ...
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Add content to footer - above wp_footer

I know there are several questions about the footer, but I did not find answer to this. If this has been asked before, my apologies. I am developing a widget plugin and I wanted to give users the ...
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Display assigned terms with link

I want to display product assigned terms, wrapped in link/anchor MarkUp, in my sidebar on a page as a widget. I am not getting the correct tag URL. Code returns visited product URL instead of listed ...
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Get widget locations in WordPress plugin

I'm writing a plugin and i am searching for a function (preferably a WP function) that returns all sidebar id's that have my widget in them. For example : i placed my widget in sidebar1 and sidebar2, ...
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Populating a list of IDs for a widget to use in WordPress

I am trying to create a widget that takes a list of user-given IDs for items and then displays them at random wherever the Widget is placed. So far I have the following set up: User enters an ID in ...
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Escape HTML on WP input

I am slightly stuck on creating a widget, it has an input (bit like the default text widget) but got an issue adding html into it. My code is: $instance['content'] = ( ! empty( ...
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How to add wp visual editor in a custom widget?

I am developing a widget plugin and want to add a textarea with WYSIWYG editor in widget settings. Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks.
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How to format the Widget Display function contents?

I'm writing my first plugin, and basically I'm wondering how to write the code which goes inside of the widget display function: function widget($args, $instance) {} I'm trying to run a post query, ...
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multiple custom post type category selection search

I hope it's clear from the title but let me try to explain it better. Looking at this image should make it clear: I have custom post type names Product and categories related to it. What I am ...
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How to Activate WordPress Widgets

I have created some widgets for my WordPress site. I use fallback data widget WordPress which I got form this free WordPress theme: https://wordpress.org/themes/brightpage. So, if I don't put any ...
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How to Make widget area on place of comment

I want to make a widget First I registered widget area in functions.php register_widget(array( 'name' => 'widget', 'description' => 'Sidebar below single post', 'before_widget' ...
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I'd like to move the Widgets Panel to the bottom of the list in Customizer

I'd prefer to have the 'new' Widgets Section/Panel (that extends to the widget areas) drop down to the bottom of list in Customizer. I've tried: $wp_customize->get_panel('widgets')->priority = ...
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Adding repeatable fields used in Widgets?

How can adding repeatable fields used in Widgets? I want add (Add more country favorites fields) and remove (Example ... France) what I actually Have what I want Any tips?
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Widget & storing a Select box choice

I am creating a simple widget which displays all of the pages on the website. The trouble I am having is how to store the user's choice and display it on the front end. At the moment, when saving my ...
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Warning: Creating default object… when altering Customize panels

I'm trying to move my theme's [only] widget area outside of WP 4.0's nested "Widgets" panel by doing the following: $footer_widgets_section = $wp_customize->get_section( ...
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Display Posts by Views (Popular Posts Widget)

I am trying to display the most popular posts based off of this, but I don't think it is working properly. When you view a post it seems to add 1 view to each of them, not just the unique ID. ...
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Twenty Twelve Widget Taking Space

I am using the twenty twelve theme and in this theme I used the Main Sidebar for widgets. I used the code below to make the widgets disappear in my homepage ( front page ). The code works however, the ...
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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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Registered widget is showing up collapsed in the dashboard

I have registered two widgets in my functions.php file; however, the second one (#footer-ad) isn't showing up in the dashboard. function mobile_mix_widgets_init() { register_sidebar( array( ...
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Radio buttons in widgets

What I'm trying to do is to create 2 radio boxes in my widget admin panel and save the one that's checked in the widget instance. For that I've set the name and the id of the input like this : ...
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How do I add a widget programmatically to a newly created site (WPMU) within a plugin?

I'm making a plugin that creates new sites (WPMU), and also has its own widget that needs to be placed onto the new sites it creates. The issue I'm having is that I can't get the plugin to insert ...