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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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 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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Adding inline styles from a widget

I'm working on a theme that has an optional widget to allow users to put some site elements where they want. One of those is a list of social media icons. These are font icons, so they can be styled ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...