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

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Theme's default styles are overriding my plugin's custom CSS

I have created a little plugin that creates a widget that I've made, basically just a pretty <ul> element. Unfortunately, all default widget styles are overriding my custom CSS, and adding ...
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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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Using AJAX in WordPress Widget

The past few days I've been Googling and searching for answers to no avail. I'm building out a "Featured Content" widget where the user can easily (via ajax/jquery) search for posts. Is it possible ...
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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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Custom CSS for a particular text/html widget in Wordpress

I have a couple of text widgets on my Home Sidebar. There is one text widget in particular that I want it to implement custom CSS written in my child theme rather than the default styling provided by ...
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$before/after_widget/title not displaying anything

I have built a custom widget with this code: class rfw_dock extends WP_Widget { function __construct() { parent::__construct('rfw_dock', __('TITLE'), array( 'description' => __( ...
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Randomize widgets displayed in my sidebar [duplicate]

I have a sidebar which might have any number of widgets. I can count the number of widgets that exist in the sidebar. How do I display randomly only one of the widgets in my sidebar at each page load? ...
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Dynamically display font icons in widget

All, have a movie review site that I assign a score to. Currently I'm using a widget which works fine...but I changed all of my scores to a 5 star rating system (3.5/5, 5/5, etc.) so the widget that ...
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Instance not inserting data for widget

I am trying to create a widget for my website. This is my first instance of widget creation and I am really unsure as to what the issue is Here is my code as it stands: add_action( 'widgets_init', ...
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Change HTML structure for custom menu in sidebar

I've been digging for documentation on how to change HTML output for the "Custom menu" which you place in optional widget. So its clear what I meen I have attached an image of the widget block here: ...
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how to move a widget from theme 1 to theme 2?

I bought two themes for two websites but now I can't buy the domain name and host for both and decided to run just one web I try my two theme 1-metro mag 2-Glider I decided to run Glider at least but ...
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register_sidebar fails when using a include within functions.php

I have registered several sidebars via functions.php like this: // Register sidebars function register_widgets() { // Main sidebar register_sidebar( array( 'name' => __( 'Main Sidebar', ...
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Hide default “Recent Comments” Widget if there are no comments yet

Is there a way to hide the widget completely if there are no comments yet? I was thinking about maybe adding a php function to my functions.php file - is that a possible way? If so, can someone ...
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widget exclude post by custom field

I have a widget that gets posts from different post_type's. I want to exclude some posts that have a custom field value e.g. I save a form where a checkbox adds a value of 0 or 1 depending if ticked. ...
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Allow different <span> tags in widget titles

How can I make widget titles allow HTML? I want to add icons from an iconfont to the titles like <span class="icon-someicon">Widget Title Here</span> I tried the following but it does ...
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Display sidebar only if it has content

I have registered a new sidebar. Here is my code in functions.php: register_sidebar(array( 'name'=>'1', 'before_widget' => '<div class="div1">', 'after_widget' => '</div>', ...
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Add Bootstrap Classes to Recent Posts Widget

I am building a site that is based on an existing theme, lawyers. I am tasked to make the recent posts widget look like the practice areas section, I would need to add some structural divs (bootstrap ...
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Confused about customising widgets

I am fairly new to wordpress but im having trouble working out how to customise the widgets. I have customised the search widget like so (in the functions.php file) function widget_search() { ...
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Remove image height/width attributes from Image Widget

The Image Widget includes width and height on the images which I've unsuccessfully have been trying to filter out so I can have fluid width. I've tried the following, which seems to be the most ...
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Wordpress API to get galleries?

Is there a way to get with wordress API the created galleries? The main idea would be to create galleries as normal wordpress pages or posts on and use those images in a wordpress widget.
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Wordpress widget in custom theme

I created a custom theme and writing a basic widget for my wordpress based website. If I paste the code in functions.php the code works fine, however if I paste the code in a separate file and keep it ...
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Widgets not displaying in theme customizer

I am developing a new theme and I am using several sidebars in this theme. All works fine, but the widgets are not showing up in the theme customizer section. All widgets are working fine under ...
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looping widgets to organize bootstrap grids

Using twitter bootsrap I want to grid my widgets if in the same position more widgets are present what I mean: having a registered widget register_sidebar(array( 'name' => __('Footer Top', ...
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Uses Cases for the Calendar Widget

So I've looked at several themes and visited several theme dev sites and i'm confused about the "purpose" of the WordPress Calendar Widget. So it states it is... A calendar of your site’s Posts ...
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List sibling pages widget, exclude current page

I successfully created a widget that displays sibling pages to the current page I'm on in the sidebar. Only thing is, I'm not capable of excluding the current page - can someone please assist here? ...
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Remove/Unregister or hide a widget added by a plugin

I'm trying to figure out how to remove wordpress widgets added by plugins. I know there are a couple of plugins that do this, like https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-remove-widgets/ and ...
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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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Filter on widget-title does not work with custom links

I added a filter to my widget titles and it looks like the filter doesn't apply on links, which are created with the links-sidebar. It does work perfectly on the blogroll or search widget Here's a ...
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Widget Logic - Target 1 URL

TestSite.com/?property=Name How do I target only this URL with conditional tags and widget logic. I've tried is_singular( 'Name' ), but that didn't work.
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How to set the default value as the saved value once a form of widget is saved?

I tried doing this for the function form : <?php function form(){ //Set up some default widget settings. $defaults = array( 'uid' => __('121232', 'example'), 'height' => ...
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can't edit widgets after moving from subfolder to root

I had some issues with migration: childtheme that was ranamed and working was automatically renamed back + a lot of wrong absolute apps from even older version on site... Now, after I fixed everithing ...
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Create variable from widget instance

Is it possible to return a widget instance into a variable or array? I'm thinking something along the lines of $widget['title'], $widget['content'] etc. I have tried inspecting the global ...
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Which settings/options are saved on a theme-basis and how does this affect theme-switching?

I realized that when switching the theme (in my case to a child theme) some things don't stay the same: Widgets Menus At least this is what I found out so far: Widgets Don't lose widgets when ...
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Why is the $old_instance needed for the widget update function?

In the PHPdoc of the function WP_Widget::update() located under wp-includes/widgets.php it says the following: /** * ... * This function should check that $new_instance is set correctly. * The ...
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Override custom menu widget

I would like to override some mark-up and css (like <div class="soma_container"><ul class=""></ul></div>)styling on a chosen custom menu widget. How would I do that? Should be ...
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Removing side bar widgets from GovPress theme

I'm using the GovPress theme, I've created a child theme. I now want to remove the sidebar widgets, as they are no use to me. I've read multiple articles online, but none of them work. I believe 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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Multisite Widget/Content

I'm using WordPress multisite and need to display content across all subsites in the sidebar. This is a network of 50+ sites so updating all 50+ sidebars with this content every few days is not ...
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widget that will do shortcodes that user inputs

I have this widget that im working on and it allows the user to input a shortcode and it will display it in the sidebar. But its not working right. I can input the short code but it has no output. ...
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How to delete Jetpack Widgets from the Widgets page in admin panel [closed]

NOTE: Please note that, it's not the Widget Visibility issue — I'm taking about front-end. To supply a project to my customer, I need to hide/delete the Jetpack Extra Sidebar widgets from the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Widget that shows categories with posts numbers

Is there any solution to show categories with posts numbers like 'Archives' widget without changing the font size? UPD0: Sorry if my question is not clear. What I want? We have a pretty nice widget, ...
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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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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 ...