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

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Wordpress Footer Widget Processing

I made a sidebar in wordpress and have widgets in it, I want to process them one by one so that I can set their locations in theme according to me. Example: If I have a 3 widget in my footer ...
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WP_query returns error when used for custom widget

I was working on creating my first plugin/widget that should display a really simple loop containing only a custom field (image) I've been testing the loop without any problems in my theme but when I ...
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How to filter the widgets like calendar and archives based on category in WordPress

Thanks for the reply now the news page and blog page of my website has sidebars to specific to those, but now the new problem raised on the widgets side. Specifically Calendar and Archive widget are ...
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Changes in widget customizer not triggering 'save and publish'

I'm making some of our widgets customiser friendly, so they work on the customise page and support widget previews. Usually when you update a widget the save button becomes usable and changes to 'save ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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how to use get_field_name in external ajax handler

I am loading new form fields from Ajax when I click on radio button in my custom widget. In Ajax callback handler, I need to use get_field_name and get_field_id widget class methods. get_field_name ...
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Creating a Playlist of Widgets

I'm trying to create a specialized theme that would enable users to show a playlist of widgets in their sidebar. By playlist, I mean that each widget in the sidebar would follow a specific schedule. ...
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How to display only some widgets of a sidebar?

I would like to break up a sidebar over three containers. Each container should hold up to three widgets of the sidebar. Therefore, I need to find the HTML for only the widgets 0 to 2, 3 to 5 and 6 to ...
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How to display custom message for (Genesis) featured posts if no posts

I'm using the Genesis Framework, and the custom post types featured post widget (code below). I need to display a custom error message for a particular post type if there are no post present for that ...
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jquery conflict with widget page

I'm trying to create a widget plugin that uses a jQuery code to show/hide divs in the widget form based on the selected option of a select drop menu. The jQuery code I'm trying to implement is ...
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Show editor widgets only on pages that use a specific template?

I am utilizing the following code to add an additional three Featured Images to homepages in a multisite installation: if (class_exists('MultiPostThumbnails')) { new MultiPostThumbnails( ...
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Widget front-end fails to echo as expected from checkbox

Context: This is my first widget and I am following along with an online tutorial. I am expecting the front-end of the widget to echo some content upon checking a check-box in the back-end form, but ...
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Name Input from widget displays Sidebar name instead of saved data

I wasn't sure how to title this question,so I apologize. Let me first state that I have no experience with this type of code but I really need to this feature for my website, so I appreciate all the ...
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Multiple entries in get_option results? or why is _multiwidget set to 1?

I am developing a wordpress widget, and need to store some user configuration values, that is why I am using wordpress update_option and get_option. I am new to widget development. I have some ...
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Need help using a filter on the default Categories widget

I need to add the "All Categories" item to the default WP categories widget. I can see that there's a filter that I can hook into in the core (line 485 default-widgets.php). ...
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Page full of widgets?

Is it possible to create a page which is just lots of widgets? most WP sites I see the widgets are in the sidebars, but I want a page which is just widgets and nothing else. The theme I'm currently ...
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How do I update the formatting of the Mailchimp Subscribe Widget

Installed the Mailchimp Widget in the sidebar of my website and the formatting for the widget is askew. I need to shorten the length of the "Submit" button. I want to remove the two radio buttons that ...
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How to show a feed that requires user/pass within a sidebar widget?

I'm trying to do something and I don't seem to yield any successful results when searching neither at wordpress.org forums nor here. I would like to extend the standard RSS widget so that I can set ...
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Banner editable from backend

Im trying to create a widget area. Ive added this to the theme. <?php if ( dynamic_sidebar('myWidgetName') ) : else : endif; ?> And then i register the area with function ...
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Count widgets in position and set class

(Please be gentle, I'm transitioning from Joomla development.) I am using Twitter Bootstrap for this client and I would like the "bottom" widget position to work "automatically" for my client as I am ...
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Widget Option is Missing

My Widget Option is missing in the Dashboard area. How can i make that appear? I have downloaded this Blank Theme from Chris Coyiers site. sidebar.php <?php /** * @package WordPress * ...
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“Widgets” menu doesn't appear

I'm developing a WordPress theme, which works great on my localhost and one of my live servers, but on my other live server the Widgets menu (from Appearance) doesn't appear. And yes, all 3 servers ...
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How to limit characters in Academica featured posts widget?

I'm currently using the featured posts sidebar widget in the Academica wordpress theme. I'd like to know if there's a way to limit the number of characters displayed in the excerpt without resorting ...
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How to use in_category?

There's this "Recent Posts" widget, that should output only posts in category 'News' (ID 26) So I tried this: <?php $t =& peTheme(); ?> <?php $content =& $t->content; ?> ...
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key( $GLOBALS['wp_registered_sidebars'] ) is always showing the same value

I am using this code from another answer add_action( 'dynamic_sidebar', 'wpse_96681_hr' ); function wpse_96681_hr( $widget ) { static $counter = 0; // right sidebar in Twenty Ten. Adjust ...
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Default calendar widget not showing up

I just started learning how to make custom websites with this (unfortunately) most popular CMS, and I am having a small issue. I widgetized some areas of my website, and some widgets (I tested 3, ...
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Passing $this->get_field_name() to javascript

I've tried doing this one of two ways: In the form method of my Widget class (which extends WP_Widget), I have the following snippet, which sets a global javascript variable: if( $instance ) : ...
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Wordpress Widget - Saving multidimensional arrays into $instance

In my wp widget, $instance has an attribute called order which will the listing order of libraries/services. I'd like to store a multidimensional associative array that will hold the id of each ...
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Decrease white space between sidebar widget title and graphic

I am new to all of this, so sorry if this has been discussed. I am looking for a way to decrease the white space between my sidebar widgets, especially between the titles and then the pic. ie. "my ...
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Calling widget using shortcode

I am using shortcode to call a widget. All is working fine but I want to pass some $instance(parameters) to the_widget. I am using $content to pass paramets to the_widget but I dont see any chnages ...
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How to have more post in a page than in your home page

I am new to the world of WordPress. I own a new site and I'd like my home page to display the latest news and articles (which I accomplished to set in Settings > Reading), but I'd like another page to ...
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How to output built-in widgets with number in range as class?

I'd like to make my theme mobile friendly by turning the widget-containers into touchable buttons, having their contents flying out when hovering. Therefor, I will have to absolutely position the ...
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How to have Multiple Archives Widgets, one archive widget per category (in a different page)?

Please read the whole question before assuming this question is repeated. After one day of trying plugins and tutorials, I am convinced that there is no straightforward method of achieving what I am ...
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Help me tidy up my widget code

I'm a newbie in WordPress and PHP. I created a small widget to embed video's from YouTube or other video hosting. Everything works fine. I know I have messy code, therefore I would appreciate it if ...
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Default widgets assignment - isn't working

The question is regarding, calling the default widgets into the sidebar[s]: So, despite the solution given in THIS THREAD, I tried a different way - Ian Stewart's borrowed solution given HERE. It's ...
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Neaten content — different widget or CSS change?

I want to neaten up the content in a widget. I'm not sure if I should use a different widget, or get a change to the CSS made, or something else... On a largish screen on this site: ...
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Options page for widget

I started developing a plugin which only required a few options. But over time the number of settings grew, and I want to move most of them to a separate page. I've seen quite a few tutorials about ...
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How Do I include/Import a Custom Widget from the Parent theme into My Child Theme?

I'm trying to make a small modification to a custom widget that was included with a clients parent theme. Whenever I remove the parents version of the widget (for testing purposes) the child version ...
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Run an action only when Widget actually instantiated (not just registered)

Suppose you have a widget that depends on a metabox being added to, say, your Posts. An easy way to do this is to simply add the add_meta_boxes action to your Widget's constructor and off you go. When ...
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How to change links in the 3 main categories, on widget category, to a javascript function call

I'd like to know.. How could I change my 3 main categories links, so they call a javascript function? I'm using Snapshot Theme from WooThemes. Here's the current state of the website: ...
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call coupon press advanced search widget anywhere in theme?

I am working on a parent child Coupon Press Wordpress Website. I am able to call it's New Advanced Search Widget in sidebar but I want to call it anywhere in the website like I have created a page ...
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Using a loop to build and update widgets

So I have a widget Im making which allows users to update 4 switches. Each switch has the same fields, name, description, price, amount so I decided to build the widget using a for loop instead of ...
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Tabbed navigation in widget backend

I have just created a widget and i am trying to implement a tabbed navigation in the wp backend but it just seems more difficult than writing all the php code! The categories metabox is an example of ...