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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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: ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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custom metabox outside loop for all post as widget

I have the condition as described below:- I have custom metabox city for all post of custom post type bike. I want to make a widgets and use on sidebar which have to display the post count based on ...