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

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How do I create a widget to embed the code for a sign up form, so that the sign up form appears on every page?

I'm going to follow the instructions here: http://kb.mailchimp.com/article/how-can-i-add-my-signup-form-on-my-website to create a sign up form on my website. I think I need to embed the code that I ...
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How to call widget by widget's id?

Is it possible to call widgets using it's id? for example I have a sidebar. In this sidebar I put meta widget and tag cloud widget. I have got their id's ($widgets_list): 'meta-2' and 'tag_cloud-2'. ...
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Wordpress Javascript Widget jQuery Dependency Issue

I am using a local clean install of WP 4.0 en_GB with no plugins. I have been provided with some information to implement a JS widget into my website. <div id="login"></div> <script ...
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Displaying details of a post in a sidebar

I am developing a wordpress theme but m still new into and was learning. Basically, its a theme for resource website which provides web templates. In my theme i've created a details section in sidebar ...
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Get widget locations in WordPress plugin

I'm writing a plugin and i am searching for a function (preferably a WP function) that returns all sidebar id's that have my widget in them. For example : i placed my widget in sidebar1 and sidebar2, ...
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How to add wp visual editor in a custom widget?

I am developing a widget plugin and want to add a textarea with WYSIWYG editor in widget settings. Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks.
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multiple custom post type category selection search

I hope it's clear from the title but let me try to explain it better. Looking at this image should make it clear: I have custom post type names Product and categories related to it. What I am ...
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How to Make widget area on place of comment

I want to make a widget First I registered widget area in functions.php register_widget(array( 'name' => 'widget', 'description' => 'Sidebar below single post', 'before_widget' ...
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Widget & storing a Select box choice

I am creating a simple widget which displays all of the pages on the website. The trouble I am having is how to store the user's choice and display it on the front end. At the moment, when saving my ...
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Display Posts by Views (Popular Posts Widget)

I am trying to display the most popular posts based off of this, but I don't think it is working properly. When you view a post it seems to add 1 view to each of them, not just the unique ID. ...
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Registered widget is showing up collapsed in the dashboard

I have registered two widgets in my functions.php file; however, the second one (#footer-ad) isn't showing up in the dashboard. function mobile_mix_widgets_init() { register_sidebar( array( ...
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Register a widget area when a theme option has been saved?

Is it possible to register a widget area and sidebars when an option has been selected and saved in a theme options panel? I am using a framework called redux but am not too sure if this can be ...
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Trigger Submit Event when Widget is added to Sidebar

I need to trigger the submit or "Save" button for a widget when the widget is added to a specific sidebar in the backend. The reason for this is I am setting a certain taxonomy for a Dropdown Menu ...
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How to echo Widget Title in Custom Frontend-Template Box

I've created a custom Widget with the help of following code: // Creating the widget class wpb_widget extends WP_Widget { function __construct() { parent::__construct( // Base ID of ...
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Default Wordpress widgets always appear

I added only 3 Widgets to my sidebar, however when I set their visibility to hidden in post pages they disappear but ALL the default widgets appear. I want to remove the default widgets from appearing ...
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Remove default WordPress widgets

Hey guys here is the problem I have added 2 sidebars to my blog, however when I change their visibility to only appear on front page and when I click on a specific post ALL of the default widgets ...
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Add space to the end on a widget

I have a widget that when stacked with another the out put from my widget to the next sit on top of each other. I tried echo <br> but that gives me a fatal error. Is there any other code to add ...
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Widget dropdown always displays first option

I have a custom widget that I have made but whenever I change the dropdown value it always reverts to the first option when I save the widget. How can I have it display whatever option the user ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...