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

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Ask user permission when activating a plugin

Is there a specific Wordpress API way to ask the user's permission for something when activating a plugin? Due to the Wordpress plugin directory policy I have to ask the users consent for the ...
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How can I delete all inactive widgets?

I want to cleanup all inactive widgets. I tried following snippet as suggested by this answer Script to remove all inactive widgets?. $sidebars_widgets = get_option( 'sidebars_widgets' ); ...
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How to enable “shift-click to edit this widget” functionality on a custom widget?

I have created several custom widgets, modeled from the default widgets' code. The widgets all work fine, and I've been using them in production for awhile. I've been working with the new Customizer ...
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Insert Widget option into mark-up with register_sidebar

I have added a custom field to my all widgets in my theme, called "custom-title". I have managed to save the field into the database for each widget, like so: s:12:"custom-title";s:17:"HELLO TEST ...
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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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Why won't my custom widget stay in the sidebar after a reload?

After I drag my custom widget into a widget area and reload the page it's gone. Any ideas? <?php add_action('widgets_init','register_postTypeWidget'); function register_postTypeWidget(){ ...
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Trying to wrap <span> around first word of multiple word strings with a widget_title() filter, only works on two word strings and not more than two

I am trying to wrap a around the first word of multiple word widget titles. I have used the answer from here: ...
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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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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 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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Best strategy for providing theme options using customizer

I am making a free distributable theme and I wish I could provide theme options in the best possible way. I have doubts (mostly about widgets) and sidebars. Here we go: Is it a good idea letting the ...
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Widget background images missing on second blog excerpt page

On my main blog page, there are category images on the left-hand side. When I click "next page" at the bottom of the excerpt list, and the second page of excerpts loads, the images are no longer ...
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Wordpress version quick check?

This should be a FAQ but I didn't find it quickly. Logging into my wordpress site as admin on the upper left and lower right it reminds me to upgrade to 4.2.1. This support topic on wordpress.org says ...
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How to get data from one wordpress site to another

I have the following sites: 1. Community News site 2. Classifieds site 3. Coupon Site Is there any way I can get data from my classifieds and coupon site on my community news site....like in the ...
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Widget Script Loads at Bottom of Page

I've been working on a plugin that adds a script to the sidebar when activated. So far, I've been able to display the code, but it loads at the bottom of the page and not in the sidebar. I'm pretty ...
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widgets not working

I pasted my siderbar widget code in widgets.php file function right_sidebar_widget() { register_sidebar( array( 'name' => 'Right Siderbar', 'id' => 'right-siderbar', ...
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Cannot access variables within a widget

I'm currently learning PHP and Wordpress development from a Java background at the moment. How do I access variables in public function Example_Widget() from public function widget( $args, $instance ...
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Editor Widget Role

i need to give to editor role the access on widget (or if possibile on a specific widget). I use the code on this question and function but i have a problem. The editor can see the widget and also ...
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How to add a text widget on the posts admin page?

I need to add a text widget on the posts admin page ie, the post editor page. so that I can add some code in the text widget for some purposes. Right now I have used text widget and this can only be ...
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Widget dynamically add new input field

I'm trying to edit widget and add new input field for facebook user ID and Location. The widget has 4 parts of code, display the widget on the screen, fetch facebook userdata and post, update widget ...
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Filter CPT based on meta box value using Flexible Posts widget?

I'm using the Flexible Posts Widget to display a list of "deals" (a custom post type) in my sidebar. I'm also using that plugin's capacity to use a custom template to control the display of that ...
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Automatically hide Widgets that would lengthen page

Something I've been dreaming about ever since I started using CMS's for making websites. I've settled on WP now, so hence I'm asking here. I conditionally hide widgets on certain pages that are very ...
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How to manage a 200 sidebars website? widgets.php page is way too slow!

I'm using a plugin called "Simple Page Sidebars" (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-page-sidebars/) to manage the sidebar of pages. The problem is that now, I have more than 200 sidebars in ...
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wordpress random widget widget

am planning a random widget for widgets that uses jquery to fade in each widget from the top (a total of 12 displayed 3 at a time). The widget creation and animation I can handle but falling short on ...
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Tabs in post of a wordpress?

I want to add tabs on a post of my wordpress website. But i am a new user of wordpress and don't know how to do it. Can anybody tell me how to do it. I will be very grateful.
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Conditionally enable autoplay when using oEmbed in a custom widget

I'd like to have all oEmbed urls (youtube, vimeo, soundcloud, etc.) behave as they usually behave, with one exception. In my theme I've created a widget that gets data from a given post. The post ...
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Custom plugin appears outside of the sidebar container

I created a custom plugin that activates a custom contact form widget, and when I add it to my sidebar, it appears outside of the sidebar container. Here's the code for calling the sidebar: ...
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WordPress widgets manager option for emulating theme layout

My theme has 6 widget containers. I'd like to be able to offer users a screen, similar to the existing widget manager, that presents these sidebars in a layout that mimics my theme's default layout. ...
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Can I make my widget of my video only automatic on the homepage?

I have a video that is automatic when someone logs onto my website homepage (wordpress). But I only want it to be automatic on the homepage. It is automatic on every page. How can I turn it so that it ...
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Set Custom Post Type in Widget Settings for use in Widget

I'm trying to dynamically list all of CPT's in a dropdown, set one in the widget settings and then echo that value in the actual widget output. I can't seem to get it to work though. I was trying to ...
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Output thumbnail for current DJ using Radio Station Plugin

So I've installed the "Radio Station" to my Wordpress installation. All seems fine with that. There's a widget included with this plugin that is meant to display "On Air" information about the ...
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Custom widgets in theme option page

I'm trying to create a simple theme options page that uses widgets to change the layout of content on the front page. I started off by using meta boxes not realizing that the position is based on ...
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My blog has a design issue.

My blog has been getting a good visitors these days. I have used linkwithin add ons to show related posts. But the problem is it is showing related posts in even homepage. Is there any way to not to ...
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Widget Disappearing in IE

Im debugging my site in IE, and my widget area is disappearing. http://pcdconsultancy.co.uk/ Any ideas? I have no transparency or anything on this.
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Getting a “Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by…” after duplicating widget

This probably isn't the smartest way to go about it, but I'm very close to launch and the client wanted a news widget displayed two ways. Our theme's news widget displays a settable number of news ...
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Adding custom widgets to theme sidebar on activation

I have a custom widget in my theme with the id of "widget_my_box_menu" and I'm trying to add that widget to my theme's main sidebar on theme activation. The main sidebar's id is "home-sidebar-widget" ...
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List.js inside WordPress widget

I am trying to implement list.js (http://listjs.com/) inside my WordPress widget, so far with no success. At first I have tried it in a simple index.html file outside the WordPress environment just ...
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Wordpress widget in sidebar based on post tag

I have a website which provides information of listed companies in the stock exchange. We post articles, announcements related to these companies on a daily basis. We have a page for each company, ...