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

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Can't access global scope in widgets

How to set global/static variable inside of a widget function of a widget? I use this code: class MY_Widget extends WP_Widget { function widget( $args, $instance ) { global $myvar; ...
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Update the same widget in multiple sidebars

I have a fully functionnal widget with some inputs and I put this widget in a second sidebar. I want to know if it's possible to automatically update the second widget with all the informations ...
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Modify default widgets

i want to add a class to the link inside the footer widgets. how can i do that ? I found a way to add a class to the widget it self but not to the link inside of it ! The concerned widget are ...
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How to add images to widget instance from backend

I am working on a project which has content(no posts) and I want to give complete control to user to change and edit content from admin panel. I have created widget added fields to it but I don't know ...
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WordPress returns incorrect timestamp in drip-feed widget

First off, yes I have contacted s2member support on this topic, but they have not been super helpful. Additionally, I'm not convinced this is an s2member plugin issue. Ok here goes: I'm working on a ...
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Get the sidebar title outside widget

I want to find a way to get the sidebar title outside of the widget area. My actual functions file: if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') ) register_sidebar(array( 'name' => __( ...
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Theme Customizer not recognizing Widgets

First of - i do not know much coding, though i do learn quickly and am looking to get this issue sorted ASAP. I am sure it is something simple. When i load up my site in the Wordpress Theme ...
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Change widget: categories to tags

I have a theme with a widget that displays posts from a category. How can I change it to tags? This is the code: /** * Plugin Name: Middle Buzz Widget */ add_action( 'widgets_init', ...
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MYSQL ignore categories on Wordpress widget

I have this WP widget that pulls random products from the DB. What I really want is to be able to include just a few products categories (or exclude). Can anyone help me? I appreciate. <?php ...
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Nested widgets in widget.php

Anyone here accomplished that? I've seen a theme that did this before but can't remember it. It allows you to drag a widget inside another widget in widgets.php, giving you the ability to create ...
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Hide specific categories from category widget

I'm trying to hide a large amount of categories from my category widget. I've tried a few plugins but none of them seem to want to let me use the dropdown option. I looked into the ...
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How to load individual widgets within sidebar(Not all at once)

I want to load my Wordpress site sidebar widgets when scroll down. So I want to know how to load individual widgets one by one. I tried plugins like 'Lazy Widget Loader'. But they didn't work for me. ...
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Get plugin option number from WordPress widget

[7]=> array(15) { ["title"]=>string(0) "" ["labelone"]=>string(0) "" ["labeltwo"]=>string(0) "" ["group"]=>string(0) "" ["member"]=>string(0) "" ...
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displaying page attachment image in custom widget

So I have this custom widget where you can select a page from a dropbox and the widget will lead you to this page. The problem is i have no idea how to display the page's attachment image. ...
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How can I add page-level settings to a widget?

I've authored a widget that has settings on the widget page, and works correctly. I would like to add the ability to set an override for the widget's settings on a specific page or post. I'm imagining ...
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Select a widget from appearance menu

i'm creating a mega menu in WordPress and i need to add a widget field to select a widget area form appearance menu than show the selected widget width the_widget( 'widget_name' ) function
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Widgets: Ajax Filtering and Add rewrite rules

I have built an Ajax filtering plugin for my widgets that works by adding url params through jQuery (when a link is clicked) and having pre_get_posts $_GET these values. These values then setup the ...
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Call outside functions to within wordpress widgets class

Hi i'm created widget for show soundcloud clips, and i'm created a function in function.php file to create info link within widgets to show explain images to how get clip id in bootstrap modal style. ...
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display widget areas by adding standard code to page address

How to view all the widget areas on a page by adding code to page address... Some time ago I saw a tutorial video on WordPress that explained how to highlight all the widget areas available on a ...
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Widget editing, pages to posts(blog)

Is there any quick way to edit this widget to show posts instead of pages? class interface_recent_work_widget extends WP_Widget { function interface_recent_work_widget() { $widget_ops = ...
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How to add/save/retrieve additional fields to all available widgets?

I cant seem to find any complete tutorial that shows how to add / save/ retrieve a fields to any widget. Can someone please show a simple example how to add a simple select , save the data and ...
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Register Widget Areas from Custom Widget

Is this possible to register sidebar / widget area from a custom widget?. If you have any idea please let me know. I can create it from custom theme and custom plugin. But I want to create from ...
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How to code so the calendar widget so that each day on it is a link straight to that day's post?

I have a blog in which I post no more and no less than once per day. Every day, one post, and they're all named accordingly like this: http://everydaypoetry.net/03/31/2015/03312015/. I'm currently ...
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widget output problem

I created a custom widget, but it's output without any html markup and any css style , and all my variables are surrounded with p tag . any idea ?? public function widget($args, $instance) { ...
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Widget Development: As I add widget to Widget Area, it doesn't work until refresh page

I just created a custom text widget with a bit more styling options in it, but as I tested on widgets page I got some issues. For example as I save anything on that widget, it lost all styling and JS ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How know the “admin” blog from wordpress multisite?

I'm try to construtc a multisite plugin and when I've the multisite list with all the blogs, I need to remove from this list the "admin" wordpress multisite. For example: I've the multisites 'ids' ...
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Expand Widget Area With Archive DropDown

I have archive drop down widget. but when i open list, these lists are floating over below widgets and not expanding its parent area for drop down list this widget is added by wordpress widget area ...
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How can I build a widget area widget using the built in Wordpress functionalities?

My Home has a Main Area that consists of all sorts of widgets. Now I am looking for a solution where I can add a custom widget area as a widget and then add all the needed widgets inside that custom ...
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twitter widget loads properly in all themes except my own theme?

I've written my own theme for my wordpress website. The problem is that the twitter widget loads properly in all the themes except mine. Below is the attachment of the widget in both the themes - ...
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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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How To Make Wp Dynamic Sidebar Like twentytwelve Theme

im new in wordpress and trying to create wordpess theme which can be used in any wordpress blog ,im following twentytwelve Theme as my theme example but when i try to create sidebar it does not work ...
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Creating custom search results widget

I am new to wordpress and trying to accomplish the following: I want to create a wordpress widget with the following functionality. Please advice how it can be accomplished: Widget should accept ...
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“widget” on edit.php which loads/saves data

i am trying to add a "widget" to the edit.php post-filter-table as seen in this plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-post-manager/screenshots/ i would love to do this with piklist or ...
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Any reason why widgets/menus get emptied when I updated custom theme code?

Deployed my site over git last nite, and client came back saying some menus in the the footer widgets had disappeared. I looked in the admin, and the widgets were still available but all the items ...
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how to convert Html block to dynamic widget?

<div class="widget-wrapper"> <div class="widget-icon"> <i class="fa fa-facebook"></i> </div> <div class="widget-title"> </div> ...
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Widget Popular Posts

I want add "code 1" inside "code 2", but I don't know how I can do this. CODE 1 (found here): <ul class="popular_posts"> <?php $pc = new ...
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Add classes to individual sidebars

This is my first time posting on here so let me know if I don't follow any rules or best practices. I'm creating several sidebars through our WordPress site and not all of them will be styled the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...