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

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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 can i limit the number of instances for my widget

I am developing a generic widget that randomly selects an image to be displayed. I only have 5 images to choose from. Is there any way to limit the number of widgets to 5, so that there are no repeat ...
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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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Which settings/options are saved on a theme-basis and how does this affect theme-switching?

I realized that when switching the theme (in my case to a child theme) some things don't stay the same: Widgets Menus At least this is what I found out so far: Widgets Don't lose widgets when ...
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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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Use Media upload in custom widget on wordpress 3.5

I'm creating a small widget for wordpress 3.5 that allows you to upload images. The widget is loaded correctly by wordpress. When I add the widget to a sidebar upload button does not work. If I ...
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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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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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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: ...
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More flexible sidebar and widget management

I’d like to have a plugin for a flexible sidebar/widget management. In fact, I want to give a user the possibility to choose which sidebar should be displayed per page/post. I know there are many ...
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Count widgets of a certain type

How can I get the number (count) of, let's say, text widgets from a sidebar? for eg. if I drop 4 text widgets in the sidebar, I want to get this number somehow from another widget
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Save/update widget outside admin panel

Is there some way to update/save widget from page - not from admin ? I create widget with charts and do not know how to update it from sidebar. I found of course form in admin: <form action="" ...
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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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Widget area inside a widget

I tried putting dynamic_sidebar('widget-id') inside a custom widget I created and it worked. The only thing I can't figure out is how I can do this through a loop. Is there a way that when the widget ...
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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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javaScript in <head> section of WP API

How do I place the following javaScript in the <head> section of the Wordpress Widgets API menu screen? <script type="text/javascript"> jQuery(window).load(function() { ...
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How to hook into unregistering a widget instance?

I would like to hook into a widget instance after it is removed from a sidebar panel on the Appearances -> Widgets admin page. So if the instance was an active widget and then removed, I would like ...
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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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Customizing Default Categories Widget

I am trying to hack the default categories widget from wordpress. I have the categories displaying the way I want but I am having trouble editing the output. The widget shows the number of posts in ...
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wp_count_posts, wp_count_terms and wp_count_comments for specific user?

Is there a way for the functions wp_count_posts, wp_count_terms and wp_count_comments to return their results only for a specific user, possibly by using a user's ID? I'm making a custom "Right Now" ...
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How do i manually place a widget code

is there a way that i can place a certain widget any where on the site. For example: I'm using the text widget in my sidebar, for the title i put youtube, and i placed the youtube embed code in it. ...
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Widgets not expanding on wordpress 3.3 widget dashbord

I updated to WordPress 3.3 (manual update) and cleaned browser cache. Widgets dashbord stop working when tring to expand dynamic sidebars for custom theme when it works for previous wordpress 3.2 ...
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How do I create a widget that only allows a single instance?

How do I create a widget that only allows a single instance of a widget to be added through the Wordpress interface? The default behaviour of widgets allows multiple instances to be added. I am ...
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Include custom post types in categories widget

So I got a fairly simple setup, one CPT with the default category and post_tag as taxonomies. Say I have 1 post and 1 CPT entry assigned to the same category. I need this to be reflected inside the ...
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Insert widgets after theme installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install widget on plugin activation Programmatically add widgets to sidebars I'm creating a theme and after the installation it is need put the widgets. Exists any way ...
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How to determine if post has widget content?

I've got a registered sidebar called "my-header" that affects the absolute positioning of elements below it in the markup. So I need to execute a query in header.php to determine if the sidebar is ...
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How to automatically register widgets on new blog?

Is there a way to automatically register widgets when a new site is registered with a multi site setup? E.g. inside wpmu_new_blog?
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How do register_sidebar() and get_sidebar() work together?

Disclaimer: I am brand spanking new to WP. I am using the Starkers HTML5 framework theme. In the functions.php I see this code: function starkers_widgets_init() { // Area 1, located at the top ...
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How to put Stack Exchange Flair as widget?

I want to put my flair in as a widget in the top of my sidebar in my blog. There was a similar question asked here but the only answer links to the flair page and suggests copying and pasting the html ...
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Dynamic widgets

In wordpress is it possible to have different widgets on different pages, I mean, I am having a form widget which has to be just displayed on posts page, it should just display on single.php Is this ...
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Replace dashboard widgets with banner ad

I know it's probably not encouraged, but is there a way to replace the standard dashboard widgets (Recent Drafts, Quickpress, etc.) with a standard image banner ad? I know how to add new dashboard ...
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How to determine which sidebar the widget has been added to, via widget admin?

In the script below, which resides in a custom widget, I'm trying to determine which sidebar area the widget has been added to because I want to alter the default text depending on which sidebar the ...