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

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Widget with random posts from a blog for external sites

How can I create a customizable widget with random posts from my blog that can be published on another site as js, iframe or div. Is there any Wordpress plugin for that?
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Get a list of all Widgets registered in WordPress admin widgets-area

I'm trying to disable a couple standard widgets in my theme functions.php. Therefore I wrote this little function, which works well: function my_widget_ctrl() { unregister_widget('...
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Delete Custom Dashboard Widgets

Here is the code on how to delete all dashboard widgets - the default, and plugin widgets but I want to change the code to only delete custom dashboard widgets not the default ones. // Create the ...
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How to use control_callback when creating a widget via functions.php or plugin?

I've created a dashboard widget in my functions.php file. I want to have it be able to update some stuff in the database upon form submittal. According to the codex documentation, I should be ...
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Widget Options Not saving

I am trying to create a custom Recent Posts widget that accepts a category, to show only posts in that category. I'm having trouble saving the widget options. I've done some debugging and found that ...
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Why will using __construct instead of widget_class_name when creating widget trigger out of memory error

I find that if I use class widget_name extends WP_Widget { function __construct() { ... } } instead of class widget_name extends WP_Widget { function widget_name() { ... } } I get an ...
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Adding widgets programatically: how to avoid collisions?

I am developing a theme, and I'm trying to add widgets programatically to its sidebar. I read this excellent answer: http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/51086/14225 But there's one thing I'm not ...
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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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Should I use set_transient or update_option?

I want to store some Twitter API data in WordPress. After every hour, I want to fetch new data from Twitter, and update only if the data is successfully retrieved from API (sometimes the API gives ...
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Where to find the source code of a widget?

i would like to find the source code of the widgets, would you know where to find them? I found the class WP_Widget, but i would like to find, for example, the widget with the last articles. Thanks
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How wp_cache is supposed to work, and does it help with performance?

I was coding my recent comments widget, and using $wpdb->get_results and I wanted t use cache so it doesn't perform the query every time the page loads, so I used: $comments = wp_cache_get('...
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Override dynamic_sidebar() in plugin?

I'm writing a custom plugin that allows a particular page to have it's own sidebar with widgets. It works great so far, but what I'd like to do is generalize it more and allow the plugin to "override"...
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Bookshelf plugin and/or widget [closed]

I'm looking for some kind of plugin and/or widget to display a list of book covers in the sidebar. Are there any good options out there?
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Copy widget settings from one blog to another

I am trying to hook 'wpmu_new_blog' in a plugin so I can copy the widget settings from one blog to the new blog that is being created. Does anyone know if there are WordPress functions to accomplish ...
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Disable Specific Widgets on Selected Pages of a WordPress Website?

I would like to give a CMS look to some of my pages. I want to customize them by removing the default widgets and adding other widgets as my wish (I will use plugins like My Custom Widget to add ...
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What is the best way to include a widget in a Page?

I am setting up a new WordPress blog and would like to include a widget in the content of a Page. I found some forums describing PHP hacks which appeared to apply to older versions. With WordPress 3.0....
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How to get the registered sidebar's name by its id?

Let's say I have this code in my "functions.php": function mytheme_widgets_init() { register_sidebar( array( 'name' => esc_html__( 'Sidebar Name', 'mytheme' ), 'id' ...
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Display all posts with same title

I'm trying to display in a sidebar php widget, all posts with same post_title in a specific category. I find this code on internet but don't how to use it Thanks for your help. function ...
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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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Programmatically edit the text of a widget

I have text widgets that contain text. I'd like to programmatically edit that text. Is there a way to do that?
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How to delete cached transients from a widget instance properly?

So I have created this widget which pulls a number of posts. And the query is being cached via transients. But I need the transient to be deleted whenever a post is saved so the query can be refreshed....
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How to generate and display widgets areas dynamically?

I want display different content in sidebar for every category, but as I create new ones I have to create the area for it. How can I have widget areas for every category and also display them on theme ...
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How do I use the control callback when creating a simple dashboard plugin

On this page: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_add_dashboard_widget The function wp_add_dashboard_widget is described. It states: wp_add_dashboard_widget($widget_id, $widget_name, $...
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get_intermediate_image_sizes Get the Size Names but How Do I Get the Sizes?

I'm setting up a widget that allows to add an image to a sidebar / widget area. Basically I have a dropdown that allows the user to select one of the available sizes inside the theme's functions.php ...
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Which tabs widget plugin for wordpress is better? [closed]

I see there are a lot of plugins to create tabbed widget in side-bar: Fun with tabs Post 2 tabs Hybrid Tabs Wordpress Tabs Slides AmR Tab Menu Navigation Tabbed Widgets Which one is the best in ...
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Changing name of sidebar widget

I have created dynamic sidebars. They are working fine and appear in the Widgets area. However, I would like to customize the name that appears on each sidebar. So, right now each sidebar is named "...
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Ban certain widgets from certain sidebars

I have several sidebars in the theme I'm developing. Some of them are designed to hold only a few widget types. So I'm trying to figure out how to keep other widgets out without using a plugin. After ...
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use add_action('wp_head') in a widget for generating dynamic CSS styles

I have been working on a 'Custom Pop Links' widget for use in a theme which is ready for distribution. User can change the color of a link using a color picker inside widget. Untill now, I used inline ...
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What is the use case for the “Class” parameter in register_sidebar?

I registered a new sidebar and filled in the class parameter (see code), I then dropped in an Archive widget and went hunting for my "testing" class. Not there. So what is the class parameter used ...
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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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What is this instance variable doing in the Widgets class

The lack of documentation for the WP_Widget class is driving me mad. Here is what I have salvaged off the codex: public function form($instance){ ?> <label for="<?php ...
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How To Add an Extra Field in All WordPress Available Widgets?

I keep searching on how to add an extra field on every WordPress available widget, something like Subtitle after the widget's Title. Is there a way to hook on every available widget?
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Determining a Widget Instance and Sidebar Location?

When using the filter: add_filter('widget_display_callback', 'function_name'); function function_name($instance) { /* Some Code */ return $instance; } Is it possible to determine the sidebar ...
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Add a select box to all widgets

I would like to add a default select box to all widgets placed in the sidebars of my site. This would allow to choose the color of the associated widget. Do you know how i can make this ? I know how ...
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Problems with the sidebar args and wp_list_bookmarks

I have run into an issue trying to use the sidebar args (before_widget,after widget,after_widget,before_widget) as theme style friendly parameters for the function wp_list_bookmarks, that is that the ...
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Registering Sidebars and Sidebar Widgets. Sidebar Widgets Not Displaying

I am registering sidebars and sidebar widgets. The theme currently supports two sidebars. Primary and Secondary. add_action('widgets_init', array($this, 'add_sidebars'), 10, 2); public function ...
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How do I save data from submitted form from widget

I'm looking over internet for some simple solution of email subscription widget but no luck. Or they are too complicated and paid, or they are relaying on some external email functions. I'm not a ...
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How Can I Duplicate a Widget?

By duplicate, I don't me copy the code from a (core) widget and change it a bit. That's pretty easy. I want the push button ability to grab all the settings from a given widget, copy them, stick them ...
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How to use jQuery on widget admin page

I have a lengthy form config for my widget so I thought about using radio buttons to hide and show the relevant input fields instead of having them all after each other. But it doesn't seem to work. I ...
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Help adding image upload functionality to widget

I am working on a small WordPress widget and I am trying to set it up where the user can upload an image. So far, the necessary scripts are loading but when I click the "Media Library Image" button ...
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Using preg_replace to clean widget output HTML

I am working on a wordpress site that uses a plugin / sidebar widget. The issue I am experiencing is that the widget generates HTML that is not valid, an example of this is below... <p> <...
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Customizing Default Categories Widget

I am trying to hack the default categories widget from wordpress. I have the categories displaying the way I want but I am having trouble editing the output. The widget shows the number of posts in ...
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When to use which plugin output method?

I'm a Drupal dev, getting into Wordpress. So far as I can tell there are a few different methods by which a plugin can output content on to a Wordpress site: Shortcode Rewrite API Widget API "...
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Manual display of widget

I currently have a widget that needs to be manually displayed on the front page. The rest of the pages it shows up in the widget sidebar, (this is accomplished with 'Widget Logic') but on the front ...
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Edit the output of wp_widget_rss_output()

I want to show rss feed in my dashboard widget, i use this code: wp_widget_rss_output(array( 'url' => 'http://www.example.com/', 'title' => __( 'Some Title' ), '...
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Using the media uploader in a custom plugin

As part as a widget I'm creating, I need the admin to upload an image via the widgets panel I have the following code under a new class <?php function form($instance) { $instance = ...
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Calling static method in the Widget Class

I have a widget class Xwidget extends WP_Widget{ function cron_addB(){} } I want to run a cron job that calls that function from outside the class function xxx_cron_activation() { ; if ( !...
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File included into functions.php via require_once() won't echo?

I'm trying to load a file via require_once() to handle some enhanced functionality in my theme. I could place all the code directly inside functions.php, but I'm trying to isolate this code into its ...
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Embed iframe or html page into dashboard widget

I was wondering if it would be possible to embed an html page or add an iframe into a dashboard widget. I have a multi author blog and i want to make my admin section a simple as possible for some of ...
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Get the sidebar ID in which the current widget was dropped

How can I find out in which sidebar was a widget dropped? From inside that widget. More precisely from the form() function. Can I automatically remove the widget if it's not added in the appropriate ...