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

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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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How to change the widget's instance settings depending on sidebar

I want my widget to have one default option value in sidebar-1 and another in sidebar-2. How can I do it? I know wp saves widget right after drag and drop it into different sidebar in widget admin ...
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How to Activate Ajax autocomplete in the “Right Now widget” in wp-admin?

in wordpress multisite we have "Right Now widget" where you can search for "users" and "sites". the question is how to enable the Ajax autocomplete for this fields? the input code is: <input ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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User editable blocks per page

I'm pretty sure this question has been asked a million times but I can't seem to find an answer. Imagine a page template with multiple sidebars. What I want the site admin to be able to do is create ...
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Can you create your own widgets and use them for editable areas of client content?

I'm relatively new to WordPress. As a content management system I chose WordPress so that I could design a website for a friend in a way that would be easy for them to use when I had handed it over. ...
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Server Side Includes not working in text widget

I'm trying to add Server Side Include code to a WordPress text widget, but the content is not being displayed. I've added SSI before on my non-WP site, but for some reason its not working with my WP ...
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Filter “widget_comments_args” won't work

I used "widget_comments_args" for changing comments query for Recent Comments, but it won't work. add_filter( 'widget_comments_args', 'my_function_name' ); function my_function_name( $comment_args ) ...
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Working widget does not show up in appearance->widgets

I try to add a custom widget for use outside of a normal sidebar. For that I have created class myfirst which extends WP_Widget and with appropriate function overrides. namespace widget; class ...
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How can I embed a .php file inside of a widget?

I have a currency exchange that I'm trying to put in the sidebar of my Wordpress site. The currency exchange is a simple php file that I'm trying to 'embed' as a widget. I created a simple plugin, ...
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Widget form method does not work properly

I need your help. I have this code <?php class Messenger extends WP_Widget { function __construct() { $widget_ops = array('name' => 'Messenger', 'description' ...
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Widget Select Options not saving

I have a widget where there is a select dropdown, with a list of all the pages on the site. I am trying to get my code correct so that when a user chooses a page, after clicking Save in the widget, ...
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Widget Areas Still Appearing in WP ADMIN When They Shouldn't

I had a bunch of "Widget Areas" registered for my theme. I removed a few and added a few. The ones which I removed, I deleted the code which is hooked on widgets_init for registering the sidebars. I ...
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Dynamic css for a widget plugin

I have a plugin that creates a widget to show latest posts and I would like to add a dynamic css file to style the post title without using inline styles. So for example i have public function ...
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Prevent submission of widget form

How can I prevent submission of a widget form? The following doesn't work for me. And preventing submit won't work because Wordpress uses Ajax for those forms. jQuery(document).ready(function($) { ...
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How to include WP_Widget from another file in main plugin file?

I tried to use the code bellow in my main file: define( 'MYPLUGINNAME_PATH', plugin_dir_path(__FILE__) ); include MYPLUGINNAME_PATH . 'class/class-widget.php'; Then I have a file ...
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Custom widget not appearing on front end

I have the following widget location defined in my theme's functions.php: register_sidebar( array( 'name' => __( 'Opening Hours', 'transparent' ), 'id' => 'sidebar-hours', ...
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Custom Meta Boxes repeatable field show on single.php

I have some code that adds a Metabox, with repeatable fields to the edit screen of the WordPress backend. It looks like this: The code, I have in the functions.php, looks like this: function ...
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Question about file path for include/require methods

So I am currently rather new to Wordpress development and I had a question about the file path for the include() and require() methods. I have a php script within my Wordpress installation that 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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how to override menu widget?

I would like to customize the menu widget in sense to add some classes which would make it responsive. How do I override the default widget for menus? I use a custom template which supports bootstrap ...
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Widget on home page displays wrong time compared to same widget on inside pages

I am trying to use the timely events calendar and I have the upcoming events widget on my home page widget area. The time that displays is not the time I have selected. When I put the same widget to a ...
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Diplaying widgets causes responsive slider to not show up

I'm making a custom home page template. On the top I have an image slider(using the Responsive slider plugin). Than I query some posts and after that I want to include one of my widgets. The problem ...
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Displaying database table in backend of wordpress

So basically I'm working on a job website for a client where they post jobs and users can apply for these jobs with a form that writes to the database with their inputed information.. I have set up a ...
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iframe not being displayed in a widget

I'm trying to write my first widget so i'm not that expert with the code. I have the following code in my function.php but the iframe is not being displayed: class account_internet extends WP_Widget ...