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

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Dynamically creating classes for Widget API

So let's say I want to make new Classes for the Widgets API using some variables that the user can configure. The only way I have figured it out is to use the eval() function. This is due to how ...
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Run widget code before post content

I have a customized widget that allows the user to create a quick post on the front page sidebar. The code processing appears to happen after the post content is rendering, meaning that after i submit ...
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Custom php Widget keeps disappearing from the front end

I've created a widget to show custom testimonials on the sidebar. It checks if the post has a custom field 'customer_review' then prints a it on the sidebar. Thing is, the testimonial keeps ...
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Widget area to full width layout only

I want to add a new widget area that will only display if the layout is full page (no sidebars). There doesn't seem to be a WordPress conditional based on layout. Is there a way to do this?
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Filter “widget_comments_args” won't work

I used "widget_comments_args" for changing comments query for Recent Comments, but it won't work. add_filter( 'widget_comments_args', 'my_function_name' ); function my_function_name( $comment_args ) ...
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Working widget does not show up in appearance->widgets

I try to add a custom widget for use outside of a normal sidebar. For that I have created class myfirst which extends WP_Widget and with appropriate function overrides. namespace widget; class ...
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How can I embed a .php file inside of a widget?

I have a currency exchange that I'm trying to put in the sidebar of my Wordpress site. The currency exchange is a simple php file that I'm trying to 'embed' as a widget. I created a simple plugin, ...
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Widget form method does not work properly

I need your help. I have this code <?php class Messenger extends WP_Widget { function __construct() { $widget_ops = array('name' => 'Messenger', 'description' ...
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Widget Select Options not saving

I have a widget where there is a select dropdown, with a list of all the pages on the site. I am trying to get my code correct so that when a user chooses a page, after clicking Save in the widget, ...
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Widget Areas Still Appearing in WP ADMIN When They Shouldn't

I had a bunch of "Widget Areas" registered for my theme. I removed a few and added a few. The ones which I removed, I deleted the code which is hooked on widgets_init for registering the sidebars. I ...
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Dynamic css for a widget plugin

I have a plugin that creates a widget to show latest posts and I would like to add a dynamic css file to style the post title without using inline styles. So for example i have public function ...
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Prevent submission of widget form

How can I prevent submission of a widget form? The following doesn't work for me. And preventing submit won't work because Wordpress uses Ajax for those forms. jQuery(document).ready(function($) { ...
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How to include WP_Widget from another file in main plugin file?

I tried to use the code bellow in my main file: define( 'MYPLUGINNAME_PATH', plugin_dir_path(__FILE__) ); include MYPLUGINNAME_PATH . 'class/class-widget.php'; Then I have a file ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Special characters showing in fallback font

I have created a widget that displays some text using a custom font imported with CSS @font-face. The font have support for scandinavian characters åäö, but when I display these characters in my ...
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What's the policy for building a theme that doesn't support widgets/menus?

I'm developing a minimalistic theme, and my plan is not to include menus or widgets in it. The Theme Review page on wordpress.org states: Whether implementing required, recommended, or optional ...
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How to add rewrite rules adjust to permalink structure

I want to create an Archive Widget for Custom Post Type (product). I let my client to change permalink structure by himself. So, my question is: how to add rewrite rules adjust to permalink ...
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Using javascript on the new widget preview / customizer page

Widget customizer has just become core in WordPress 3.9. I'm trying out the beta version hoping to get widgets working on the customize screen in the same way I have on the ordinary widgets page. Some ...
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Disable wordpress widget automatically on error

I have a small widget which gets some information from other websites. Now, at times it is possible that these other websites are not available. Is it possible to disable or hide a widget ...
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wp_register_sidebar_widget in loop within a plugin?

I'm trying to dynamically create widgets based on a posts from a post type. The code is as below. This function is pulled from my plugin class: public function initWidgets() { // Config ...
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how to override menu widget?

I would like to customize the menu widget in sense to add some classes which would make it responsive. How do I override the default widget for menus? I use a custom template which supports bootstrap ...
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Widget on home page displays wrong time compared to same widget on inside pages

I am trying to use the timely events calendar and I have the upcoming events widget on my home page widget area. The time that displays is not the time I have selected. When I put the same widget to a ...
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Diplaying widgets causes responsive slider to not show up

I'm making a custom home page template. On the top I have an image slider(using the Responsive slider plugin). Than I query some posts and after that I want to include one of my widgets. The problem ...
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Displaying database table in backend of wordpress

So basically I'm working on a job website for a client where they post jobs and users can apply for these jobs with a form that writes to the database with their inputed information.. I have set up a ...
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iframe not being displayed in a widget

I'm trying to write my first widget so i'm not that expert with the code. I have the following code in my function.php but the iframe is not being displayed: class account_internet extends WP_Widget ...
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Inkness theme sidebar

I am using the inkness theme for my site, mostly it works fine apart form when I try to remove all of the widgets from the sidebar. When I do this the widgets for the archive, search and meta ...
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Add class from custom field into widget class

How would I add a class coming from a custom field to a widget? I know I should put it somewhere into $before_widget ... in my case this is 'before_widget' => '<aside id="%1$s" class="widget ...
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My Email Newsletter plugin will not configure when I try to import the widget

I am currently using the "Spun" theme for my website and bluehost as my hosting product. I downloaded and activated the "Email Newsletter" plugin, however when I try to import the widget it does not ...
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Modify link in widget archive

I want to add Google campaign to link in default wordpress widget archive. How can I do this?
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register_sidebar() will not wrap an element properly

I am trying to add a widget for for some reason I cant wrap an element around the widget. Here's the html in the index.php: <article class="intro-widget"> <p> ...
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How can I get the sidebar id on the current page?

How can I get the sidebar id on the current page? The question is simple. I have looked at is_active_sidebar(), is_dynamic_sidebar() but they don't provide the info that I need.
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How to detect shortcode usage, submit a form from widget to that page?

I've created a plugin and now want to create a widget containing a form that will submit to the page where my plugin shortcode is embedded from any wordpress page on the front end. I assume that ...
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Modify the siderbar footer

I have to update a website made with wordpress, and I can't find how to change the "sidebar footer". here's the link to the website: somatbel.be the part I want to change is right under the last ...
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grouping my widgets wordpress

In the widgets page, there are two boxes "Available Widgets" and "Inactive Widgets". How can I add a new boxe with my custom name where I can group all my widgets.
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Adding SSL verification seal javascript from Thawte breaks website

We are trying to add Thawte SSL seal javascript to our website, but it keeps everything else from loading if added to a normal text widget. For example, if we add it to where the Thawte SSL image link ...
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Get fields of a widget

I have a widget that has fields, so how can I get these fields in my Metabox. I have tried with this variable $wp_registered_widgets, but I can't get the fields. Is there any solution for my ...
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Widget page broken

using WordPress 3.3.1 Im working on a wordpress site i did not build and i have registered a widget area. There was none before. Now when i go to the widget page it looks like this and i suspect ...
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want use a wordpress widget two times

I have a widget installed in wordpress i want to use this widget two times with different configuration but after first use it disappear from widget list if someone have solution for using many times ...
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Widget area does not show any contents for specific users in admin interface. How to go about debugging?

I use a custom theme on a WP-Multisite instance which also uses WPML plugin. I am pretty technical and I can read PHP code but I do not have any WP experience. The theme has three custom widget ...
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Widget to calculate time from a certain date

I'm trying to create a widget that will display the amount of time passed since a specific date, however I get this message: "function WP_Widget::widget() must be over-ridden in a sub-class." This is ...
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Problems after transfering WP

After transfering my Wordpress to a new domain I can't add new things like images to post or even "text field" to widget area. I see only white blank page after that actions. Everything else looks ...
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Creating an custom admin page for editing widgets

There is always danger in thinking your almost there... The end Goal: A custom page in the admin menus where i can edit a widget I constructed. Where I am now: I have registered a custom menu I ...
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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 ...