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

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add widgets to dashboard for easy access for clients?

I have a widget created: if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') ) register_sidebar(array( 'name' => 'Featured Video', 'before_widget' => '', 'after_widget' => '', ...
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Custom Tag Cloud widget missing tags

I was trying to create a custom tag cloud widget that will look like this: Also, when I tried including some new tags in my post then it's showing something like this (just one tag): This is my ...
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php to add a link into wp widget without specific url

I'm trying to write a plugin to a specific page that the plugin creates. The issue is how do i add a link to that page from the widget. I know the page but the url has to be picked up from the site it ...
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How to get my plug-in, wrote in php, to refresh on its own every 5 minutes?

I wrote a plugin with custom widgets for the Dashboard. It retrieves information from an XML file, and display the information into the widget. The XML file will be modified a bit every few minutes or ...
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jQuery does not work in widget backend

I created a widget which should use jQuery for switching between two views and implement the jQuery UI date picker. I was wondering why my jQuery code does not work as I noticed that the date picker ...
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Registering a stylesheet inside my WordPress widget

I did see the other topic similar to this but I cannot get mine to work. I am using WordPress 3.8 and am creating a custom widget for a site. I need to style it a certain way so I need to load an ...
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Restrict access to specific widget field based on user role

I'm looking for a way to restrict the ability to drag certain widgets to specific widget areas in the widget editor. For example, I would like to restrict the widget field 'ads' to only be available ...
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Using add_filter() in Widgets

Just have a query reference the add_filter() function. Can you use this function inside a WordPress widget class. Example I have a widget with dynamic created code that I want to pass to another ...
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How do i place same widgets multiple time by default on theme activation?

I am creating a portfolio theme and want to place some widgets on sidebar by default on theme activation. I did it but the problem is that, I want to place Text widget two times at the same sidebar ...
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How do I use wp_editor() in widget form?

I'm trying to use the built-in Rich-text (wp_editor()) editor in Wordpress for my widget, but I can't seem to find any simple way to use it.. I know you can use it, as Black Studio TinyMCE can do ...
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How to create a dashboard widget for one user

I will start by warning you that my programming skill is limited. I need to create a dashboard widget that will display in the WP dashboard for the users with the user_id=21. So far I have tried the ...
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Want to be able to sign up subscribers as authors

I want to be able to select a subscriber an author of a post in the admin so it displays their name as having written the post, but I do not want to give them any additional privileges (if they login ...
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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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Check if widget is inside sidebar with PHP

I am creating a custom theme with some widgets. In the theme, to make it easier for my client to update, I am using SiteOrigin's Page Builder plugin, which uses widgets to display content. I am ...
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Detect each active instance of a widget

Is it possible to detect each active instance of a particular widget? As part of a plugin I'm working on, I want to run a for each loop on each widget instance Each widget is a Twitter feed and the ...
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Custom post types archive

I'm developing my first custom theme from scratch (using Roots as base framework). The theme has 2 CPT, one for events and one for associations with a correlation one to many between the two (an ...
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How to remove a widget from the sidebar on specific page?

I want to remove a widget from page with id '28'. How can I do it? I have found function for it, but it is private function, so I can't use it. "wp set sidebars widgets This function's access is ...
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Expanding a function to call a plugin or show a link

I have added the following code to my functions.php to validate if a user is logged in before allowing them to fill out a form: function my_members_only_shortcode($atts, $content = null) { if ...
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How to programmatically GET (to know) which Sidebar (or) which Menu is being used on Different Pages?

Lets say i want to detect such thing from the "functions.php" .. to know which Sidebar (or) which Menu is being loaded on current (whatever landed) page, how can i know? Lets say i have a few pages, ...
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How to detect if query is runned from widget?

I want to know if exists function that detect if some database query run from widget, for example from recent_posts widget or search_widget.
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How to Sync Menu, Widgets and other masters from Main Website to its Sub Site

I am using Wordpress Multisite Network and i am having problems regarding masters to its subsite. I am not able to see the widgets or Menus which were created on Main website to its Sub-site. When i ...
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Target logic based on Widget / Sidebar Name

I have a theme that uses registers a sidebar called 'homepage-middle-widget' and it's child widgets are pulling images in undesired sizes. Is it possible to target a widget and / or it's parent in ...
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Hide first blog post in content and output it in widget

I am working on a theme and want to hide the first blog post and instead output it at a custom widget position. For that I created a variable in the functions.php called $postCounter. I accessed ...
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php- What can be the best alternative to eval()?

I am using WordPress and for some reasons I need to execute php in my WordPress text widgets. I googled and found this code to add in functions.php file: add_filter('widget_text', 'php_text', 99); ...
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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 ...