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

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Bookshelf plugin and/or widget [closed]

I'm looking for some kind of plugin and/or widget to display a list of book covers in the sidebar. Are there any good options out there?
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Which tabs widget plugin for wordpress is better? [closed]

I see there are a lot of plugins to create tabbed widget in side-bar: Fun with tabs Post 2 tabs Hybrid Tabs Wordpress Tabs Slides AmR Tab Menu Navigation Tabbed Widgets Which one is the best in ...
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Changing name of sidebar widget

I have created dynamic sidebars. They are working fine and appear in the Widgets area. However, I would like to customize the name that appears on each sidebar. So, right now each sidebar is named ...
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Enabling Widgets By Default in Custom Theme Development

In WP theme building, if a sidebar is not active, can I turn it on? Also, if the sidebar is active, and doesn't contain any widgets, can I add some? I'm a theme and plugin developer, but this is ...
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Get Widget Instance inside Widget

I'm trying to access the $instance variable from a custom function I've written inside my Widget, but I keep getting a "variable is undefined" error. How can I re-create the $instance variable? ...
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Elegantly using JavaScript on widget admin forms

I'm working on a project involving a lot of widgets, and I'm thinking it'd be really great to have a "More options" section built using jQuery UI Accordion that expands when clicked. So, I've ...
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Add class to before_widget for all widgets with a dropdown and a counter

Some predefined widgets offer the option to use a select element (dropdown) and/or a counter after each entry. How can I add the CSS classes widget-with-dropdown or widget-with-counters to these ...
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Different rss feeds in a single dashboard widget

I am using this snip of code to get rss feed on my dashboard as widget. It becomes problematic when it displays 5-6 different rss feeds which makes me run down deep. How can I add 6 different feeds ...
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Reorder dashboard widgets

I recently tried to reorder the dashboard widgets by writing a plugin. I accomplished this: with the following code: <?php /* * Plugin Name: Custom Dashboard * Description: Custom dashboard ...
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Make compatible custom menu widget for Twitter Bootstrap

If I configure wp_nav_menu function, I can put the "items_wrap" option to achieve a nice navigation given by Twitter Bootstrap, thus: <ul class="nav nav-pills">%3$s</ul>. But, how to ...
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How To Add an Extra Field in All WordPress Available Widgets?

I keep searching on how to add an extra field on every WordPress available widget, something like Subtitle after the widget's Title. Is there a way to hook on every available widget?
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Query for recent images across multiple posts

I'm a bit fresh to wordpress theme development (and PHP in general), and I'm curious if there is a way to query XX number of recent images, likely spanning across multiple posts. Basically I want to ...
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How does the default recent posts widget work with cache?

I am trying to build a widget based on the default wordpress recent posts widget. In wp-includes/default-widget.php , I noticed in class WP_Widget_Recent_Posts in function widget(), the recent posts ...
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Where is the content of widgets stored in mysql table

I have the cPanel access to a website but no wordpress login info. So I wants to change a widget content in the website. How can I change it through phpmyadmin. Where are that widgets sidebar data ...
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Multiple users editting widgets

I have just completed a website using WordPress as a CMS, the site has 6 people administering the content and in the couple of days before launch all 6 were updating the content. We found that if ...
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How to generate and display widgets areas dynamically?

I want display different content in sidebar for every category, but as I create new ones I have to create the area for it. How can I have widget areas for every category and also display them on theme ...
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Closest thing to an is_widget() tag?

I have a custom widget with a WP_Query loop that's using get_template_part() to include some standard information that I also use in theme files. However, I need to make one small change to the ...
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Dynamic content in a widget

I have to make a widget from where the user will be able to add a few images and then I will show only some of them, randomly, and it will be automatically changed on page refresh. The problem is that ...
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Is it a good idea to make whole theme widgetized?

I have mainly seen sites using widgets on sidebars or inside multi-column layout. However, I was wondering what if we could use widgets in every blocks like header, main content block, footer etc. Is ...
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How to place random widgets in the Wordpress sidebar?

My pages have a sidebar with too many widgets, and it looks bad when the content is short and the sidebar is too long. I want to randomize the widgets I'm showing in the sidebar. Meaning I will add ...
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Add new section to “Right Now” widget

I've been hacking away at modifying the "Right Now" widget in the WordPress dashboard, and although there are some hooks/filters which apply to just that, they are sparsely documented or explained. ...
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Categories lose hierarchy order once assigned to post

I setup some hierarchical categories and when I assign them to a post the widget reflows and loses the hierarchy display. Example: - Education Services -- Arts & Archives --- Fine Arts -- ...
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Broken markup when using the_excerpt() in a widget?

The text returned by the_excerpt() does not respect my widget format. I couldn't explain it better so I will just show you my code: function widget($args, $options) { extract($args); ...
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Duplicate and change a Theme Widget

Is there a way (a common one) to duplicate and change a theme widget ? I'm asking this because, I have this widget that displays the recent news and if we click, it will display ALL news, but I wish ...
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Anything I can add to functions.php to make text widgets accept PHP?

Is there a way I can make text widgets accept PHP? Perhaps something I can add in to functions.php? I'm redesigning my site, and I was wondering why I didn't use widgets at all in my current design, ...
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Is there a need to do apply_filter('widget_title', $instance['title']) or any other 'widget_xxx' filters?

I am reading the book Professional Wordpress, and have code like $title = apply_filters('widget_title', $instance['title']); $name = apply_filters('widget_name', $instance['name']); ... I wonder if ...
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Are there plugins that interfere with the admin part of Rss widget?

I've been using the Rss widget in my site, and suddenly a few days ago, the admin part stopped responding. That is, I'd change the link to the Rss and it wouldn't get saved (and therefore would show ...
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How to create a widget that has a submit form in the front end

How to create a widget that has a submit form in the front end? The reason for this is I'm teaching myself plugin development and I'm struggling on how to display a form on the front end after adding ...
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Creating a admin widget for /wp-admin/post.php?

Hello and thank you for helping in advance, I am trying to create a widget that lives inside the post.php page for when editing a post that exists (Not new-post.php, I need an ID). This custom ...
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Contact Form in sidebar [closed]

I have a Contact Form 7 form as a page on my site. I'd like to place the contact form on the sidebar. How can I do this?
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Flickr plugin that will display photos from multiple group pools? [closed]

Does anyone know of a WordPress plugin that will pull in photos from multiple flickr group pools, and display random thumbnails in the sidebar? There are a ton of flickr plugins, and I just can't ...
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Searching for a better Twitter widget

I'm using the "FriendFeed Activity" widget to show the latest 7 enties of my friend feed. However, FriendFeed just aggregates my Twitter, Blog (via RSS) and YouTube activities. That are things Twitter ...
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How do I add a widget programmatically to a newly created site (WPMU) within a plugin?

I'm making a plugin that creates new sites (WPMU), and also has its own widget that needs to be placed onto the new sites it creates. The issue I'm having is that I can't get the plugin to insert ...
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Randomize widgets displayed in my sidebar [duplicate]

I have a sidebar which might have any number of widgets. I can count the number of widgets that exist in the sidebar. How do I display randomly only one of the widgets in my sidebar at each page load? ...
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Tips for targeting widget dragable for WP Pointer on widgets.php page

I'm updating a widget plugin I wrote called Feature Me and am adding in WordPress pointers for first time users to help them find the widget after installing the plugin. However, I have come across a ...
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Add 'Right Now' widget to custom dashboard

I have created a custom dashboard page to which the user is redirected when logged in. I want to include the 'Right Now' widget to my custom dashboard page. How do I achieve that ? class CustomDash { ...
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nowplaying.include.php Will Not Display Results

Cyberchimps.com recommended I post here as they believed there may be a global issue with my request. I thought what I was missing was obvious and simple, but two months into this and being referred ...
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Using Advanced Custom Fields in a widget

I've built a widget to show pages from a certain category in a dropdown menu. The page that's selected will show up on the homepage. This all works, except the Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) are all ...
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I need some direction on how to have a sidebar based on meta rather than page

I'm working on a plugin that allows the user to create "page/post types", customize the type style, then tag a page/post with that type. All of this works. My problem is this plugin also needs to ...
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How to register custom menu widget

I'm trying to register a custom menu widget programmatically with wp_register_sidebar_widget, but it doesn't appear in wordpress. I'm using remote call of that method (xml-rpc). Referring to codex I'm ...
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How to determine which registered sidebar area a custom widget is loaded into

I have a custom widget that I want to apply conditional logic to, depending on its parent sidebar's registered ID. For example, my theme has 6 registered sidebar widget areas. I have a custom widget ...
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duplicate sidebar

I have a problem with a sidebar. I have 4 sidebars: "Essential", "Essential+", "Premier" and "Premier+". register_sidebar( array( 'name' => __('Essential Plan'), ...
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Pass variables from one widget to another widget

I wrote a widget but I need to use the variables from one widget in another...both widgets are in the same dynamic sidebar. This is what I am trying to do: I wrote a widget that adds a footer to the ...
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Is it possible to enqueue a script from a widget method (of extended WP_Widget object)?

I am creating a widget plugin that a user could potentially use multiple iterations of the widget multiple times on a single widget-area / multiple widget-areas on a single page. Because of its ...
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Adding a widget programmatically

I want to add widgets to my wordpress site programmatically. I tried the following code from the codex docs: class MyNewWidget extends WP_Widget { function MyNewWidget() { // Instantiate ...
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Edit the output of wp_widget_rss_output()

I want to show rss feed in my dashboard widget, i use this code: wp_widget_rss_output(array( 'url' => 'http://www.example.com/', 'title' => __( 'Some Title' ), ...
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Using tabs in admin widgets [closed]

Update: I should point out that I tested the method below on Plugin/theme options page and it worked perfectly. In-fact I was also able to include the jQuery cookie Plugin to preserve the current tab ...
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Custom Menus, Widgets & Conditional Statements

I'm employing custom widgets for my client because it's easy and they have several menus they need to create specific to site sections. I then want to allow them to add to the custom menu dynamically ...
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How to pass custom options from widget form to widget update callback?

I've added a few checkbox options to the default widget form. But I'm stuck on how to access these option states and pass them along during the widget save event (widget_update_callback) so that they ...
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Add custom post types stats to a custom dashboard widget

I have a lot of custom post types and I have them showing in my "Right Now" Dashboard but it's gotten pretty long so I want to separate them to a custom widget within the dash. See example below: ...