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 reuse the Wordpress search form for a custom plugin / widget?

I need to develop a custom widget to display posts, based on their ID. The user must be able to handpick posts. Right now, they can enter the post ID, but it is not convenient for them. Is it ...
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Updating Widget options in custom install.php

I am using a custom install.php in /wp-content/ to over-ride some defaults when creating sites in a multi-site install. For the most part, this is easy and working really well. I am having difficulty ...
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Including Custom Post Type posts in a page template contextually (or should I widget?)

Please see the attached mockup… Each element in the sidebar (e.g., Communications) will probably have to be a Page. I'm aiming for maximum flexibility. I am using Epik (a Genesis child theme). I ...
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How to make a widget expand wider than the column width when editing its settings in the admin

The WordPress Text widget expands horizontally beyond the margin of the sidebar when added to a sidebar and opened in the admin and I am trying to apply that function to a widget. I see inline css is ...
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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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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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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: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10263792/revised-wordpress-function-to-put-a-span-...
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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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Widgets not working in Customizr but working in Appearance

I'm having some trouble with my widgets. I've registered widget areas correctly; as the widgets are showing up in the "Appearance" menu. However widgets aren't showing up in the Customizr section of ...
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Create an extra Widget Areas in WordPress TwentyTwelve

I'm new to wordpress and it's difficult for me to find some basic information in forums and documentation. I'm trying to create my own widget areas, and place my widgets there in administration panel....
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how to display a widget only on a page where the custom field is defined?

I have a set of local pages using a template, I want to display a widget only on pages where I have ticked the custom checkbox field.
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Problem creating an array instance in a widget in 4.4 update

Before WordPress 4.4 recent update, I was able to create an array instance in a widget from a multiple select menu this way: <?php $cats = get_categories(); ?> <select multiple="multiple" ...
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Filter widget outputs

I've been trying to find a good solution for my problem, but I can't seem to find anything on this topic at all. I've got a custom sidebar, created by using register_sidebar and I've used wordpress's ...
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Widget - link to page rather than absolute url

When I add a link in a Widget, I get the standard Insert/edit link dialog with a Search field. If I enter the Page in the Search field and then link to this page using the "Or link to existing ...
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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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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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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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I'd like to move the Widgets Panel to the bottom of the list in Customizer

I'd prefer to have the 'new' Widgets Section/Panel (that extends to the widget areas) drop down to the bottom of list in Customizer. I've tried: $wp_customize->get_panel('widgets')->priority = ...
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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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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 it,...
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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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add_action not working within widget() of WP_Wdiget

I have a function in functions.php function test(){ do_action('before_test_action'); echo 'in test'; } Then within my Widget, in the widget( $args, $instance ) function i use: $boolean = (...
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My plugin works in home page, but doesn't work in post page

I am developing a plugin that fetches data by ajax and shows data into a table. This is my plugin code: <?php /* Plugin Name: Issue Shower Version: 1.0 */ add_action('widgets_init', '...
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Output dynamic_sidebar_params in wp_head

I have created a custom widget with a color picker field. Currently there are two ways to output the color picker value for this widget: Inline style. Using the dynamic_sidebar_params filter. With ...
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How do I create a 'selection' criteria list' that will then dictate which posts are generated when the user presses search?

I'm very new to WordPress so please bear with me! I'm currently in the process of building a site for work. Our 'vision' is that we have three lists of options. People would select one option from ...
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Adding classes to dynamic sidebar

Hey so I am trying to create this conditional that auto creates a grid layout when widgets/sidebars are added and removed. The goal is let the user put in as many widgets as possible without worrying ...
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Wordpress add css class to cloud tag anchor tag

How to add CSS Class to ul and anchor element of Tag Cloud generated through wp_tag_cloud function. I want wordpress default class for ul 'wp-tag-cloud' to be 'tag-cloud' and anchor tag would have '' ...
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Conditionally Load a Script if a Certain Widget is Shown on a Page

I know this question has been asked in the past but the accepted answer is incorrect. is_active_widget returns true if the widget is registered on the site. I.e., it was dragged to the right in ...
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Creating widget - ask for selecting a post in the admin panel

First of all, sorry for my English, I'll try to make it understandable. I'm new on WordPress; I already have created a few plugins but they didn't needed admin configuration. Now I'd like to make an ...
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How to check widget-cpt meta and display its custom css in the head?

When dealing with a widget that is a custom post type, is there a way to detect when that widget is displayed, then check its post meta for any custom css and enqueue it in the head of the site? ...
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Change Woocommerce Product Categories Widget 'Title' based on Product Category

I'm looking for a way to change the widget title of Woocommerce Product Categories Widget based on the category I'm viewing. Category 1 -----> Display Title of Widget for Category 1 - Sub ...
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Non-static method error when trying to use class in widgets

I'm trying to call a method into a function widget. The $this of the widget is passed to that method, but I get the following error: Strict Standards: Non-static method class_name::method_name() ...
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Check if the current shortcode is being used in a widget

How can I check if the current shortcode is being used in a widget? I need to disable some shortcode options that are not allowed in a widget. Someone know how?
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Widget to embed youtube video

I am new to WordPress development. Currently I am trying to make an widget to embed video from youtube. My plan is an admin or an author will just give the video id and the video will be in widget ...
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Adding link on title its in description but not in title see screenshots attached

This should be simple fix. I am learning php so am not that good to spot the obvious. Here's the website http://goo.gl/tE4OSO. here's what I want http://imgur.com/qZXPPYu . Here the code I believe ...
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Customize Woocommerce Product Widget to show only free products

What I want to do is to show only products which _sale_price is equal to zero. I have a created a new 'case' in WC file responsible for class-wc-widget-products.php like that: case 'free' : ...