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

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Name Input from widget displays Sidebar name instead of saved data

I wasn't sure how to title this question,so I apologize. Let me first state that I have no experience with this type of code but I really need to this feature for my website, so I appreciate all the ...
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Multiple entries in get_option results? or why is _multiwidget set to 1?

I am developing a wordpress widget, and need to store some user configuration values, that is why I am using wordpress update_option and get_option. I am new to widget development. I have some ...
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Need help using a filter on the default Categories widget

I need to add the "All Categories" item to the default WP categories widget. I can see that there's a filter that I can hook into in the core (line 485 default-widgets.php). ...
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Page full of widgets?

Is it possible to create a page which is just lots of widgets? most WP sites I see the widgets are in the sidebars, but I want a page which is just widgets and nothing else. The theme I'm currently ...
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How to get certain part from widget

I want to use only some part of the widget. I have multisite network so to link the posts and pages I am using a plugin called Multilingual Press which also comes with widget to switch sites. Now I ...
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How to show a feed that requires user/pass within a sidebar widget?

I'm trying to do something and I don't seem to yield any successful results when searching neither at wordpress.org forums nor here. I would like to extend the standard RSS widget so that I can set ...
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Banner editable from backend

Im trying to create a widget area. Ive added this to the theme. <?php if ( dynamic_sidebar('myWidgetName') ) : else : endif; ?> And then i register the area with function ...
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Count widgets in position and set class

(Please be gentle, I'm transitioning from Joomla development.) I am using Twitter Bootstrap for this client and I would like the "bottom" widget position to work "automatically" for my client as I am ...
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Widget Option is Missing

My Widget Option is missing in the Dashboard area. How can i make that appear? I have downloaded this Blank Theme from Chris Coyiers site. sidebar.php <?php /** * @package WordPress * ...
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“Widgets” menu doesn't appear

I'm developing a WordPress theme, which works great on my localhost and one of my live servers, but on my other live server the Widgets menu (from Appearance) doesn't appear. And yes, all 3 servers ...
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How to limit characters in Academica featured posts widget?

I'm currently using the featured posts sidebar widget in the Academica wordpress theme. I'd like to know if there's a way to limit the number of characters displayed in the excerpt without resorting ...
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How to use in_category?

There's this "Recent Posts" widget, that should output only posts in category 'News' (ID 26) So I tried this: <?php $t =& peTheme(); ?> <?php $content =& $t->content; ?> ...
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key( $GLOBALS['wp_registered_sidebars'] ) is always showing the same value

I am using this code from another answer add_action( 'dynamic_sidebar', 'wpse_96681_hr' ); function wpse_96681_hr( $widget ) { static $counter = 0; // right sidebar in Twenty Ten. Adjust ...
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Default calendar widget not showing up

I just started learning how to make custom websites with this (unfortunately) most popular CMS, and I am having a small issue. I widgetized some areas of my website, and some widgets (I tested 3, ...
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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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How to have more post in a page than in your home page

I am new to the world of WordPress. I own a new site and I'd like my home page to display the latest news and articles (which I accomplished to set in Settings > Reading), but I'd like another page to ...
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How to output built-in widgets with number in range as class?

I'd like to make my theme mobile friendly by turning the widget-containers into touchable buttons, having their contents flying out when hovering. Therefor, I will have to absolutely position the ...
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Help me tidy up my widget code

I'm a newbie in WordPress and PHP. I created a small widget to embed video's from YouTube or other video hosting. Everything works fine. I know I have messy code, therefore I would appreciate it if ...
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Sticky menu for WP custom menubars

This seems simple, except that I am not able to figure it out. In a wordpress theme, how can I make a custom menubar below the header image stick at the top after scrolling down the page? Example ...
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Neaten content — different widget or CSS change?

I want to neaten up the content in a widget. I'm not sure if I should use a different widget, or get a change to the CSS made, or something else... On a largish screen on this site: ...
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Options page for widget

I started developing a plugin which only required a few options. But over time the number of settings grew, and I want to move most of them to a separate page. I've seen quite a few tutorials about ...
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Run an action only when Widget actually instantiated (not just registered)

Suppose you have a widget that depends on a metabox being added to, say, your Posts. An easy way to do this is to simply add the add_meta_boxes action to your Widget's constructor and off you go. When ...
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How to change links in the 3 main categories, on widget category, to a javascript function call

I'd like to know.. How could I change my 3 main categories links, so they call a javascript function? I'm using Snapshot Theme from WooThemes. Here's the current state of the website: ...
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call coupon press advanced search widget anywhere in theme?

I am working on a parent child Coupon Press Wordpress Website. I am able to call it's New Advanced Search Widget in sidebar but I want to call it anywhere in the website like I have created a page ...
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Using a loop to build and update widgets

So I have a widget Im making which allows users to update 4 switches. Each switch has the same fields, name, description, price, amount so I decided to build the widget using a for loop instead of ...
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Tabbed navigation in widget backend

I have just created a widget and i am trying to implement a tabbed navigation in the wp backend but it just seems more difficult than writing all the php code! The categories metabox is an example of ...
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Show or hide custom menu widget in side bar conditionally

I have been trying and searching to accomplish this. I have the "custom menu" widgets "Members Area", "Admin Area" in side bar, assigned menus to them. Fine, they display. I want to show "Admin Area" ...
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Putting a wordpress custom post into a widget

I have just recently created a widget in my Wordpress theme that inserts a widget into the sidebar. Its based upon the text widget. However the html content is hard coded into the widget and it has ...
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Problem with single posts not showing correct category sidebar

I'm looking for something very specific: I'm using a plugin called "Category and Tag Specific Widgets" to create category-specific html in the sidebar of each category. This only works if I click on ...
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Wordpress plugin not eching popular posts

I created a plugin in wordpress to show popular posts, but this is not returning the post and number of comments properly. Even I have comments in my post(approved as well, so this is not the case) ...
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Registering multiple copies of a widget

I'd like to be able to register multiple copies of the Quick Search Widget in the code below, so that I can have it multiple sidebars. The code has been taken from a plugin I've downloaded function ...
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Passing widget options to external script

I am trying to pass some widget options to an external script using wp_localize_script. I know how to pass the variables and how to use them within the script, but how do I extract the widget options ...
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How to create a widget on witch a registered user can create a checklist

I have no idea where to start. I want to create a widget. with the following features show a button to create a checklist. Show a list of already created checklists created by the user. Mark ...
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Wordpress Hide Widget If $_Session Is Active?

I was wondering if there is an easy solution to add some php "if" code when my website tries to show the widgets and if it has $_SESSION I set on homepage (based on the source of which they came) not ...
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Trying to output a “Most visited blogs” list in wordpress multisite

Does anyone know how to get a "most visited" list out of Wordpress Multisite? I got alot of bloggers and have been looking for a way to output a top 10/20 list of most visited blogs, but cant find ...
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Author Link in Recent Posts Widget

I want to add author link into the recent post widget. For example if any user post on my web from his LinkedIn ID (which I have allowed) so in Recent Posts where it shows, <time> By: ...
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How to stop comments widget conflicting with theme comments

I have a widget that retrieves and displays the latest comments for a WordPress site. It displays the comment author, Gravatar, comment and date / time. The function to display the comments is in a ...
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Best practice to include custom user styles in widgets

What's the best way to include custom user styles in widgets? For example adjust colors for buttons, borders etc. without having the user to develop a complete new stylesheet.
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How To Disable Category Hierarchy In Categories Widget?

I want to disable all category's hierarchy in default categories widget. With a code in functions.php . But how? Thanks in advance.
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Display a widget on a specific type of archive

I have two sidebar widgets, I need to display 1 widget on the archive pages for the standard post categories and the other widget needs to show on just the archive pages for a specific custom post ...
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An issue with register_sidebar and the admin interface

Okay, I'm sure there is an simple explanation for this problem... it's just that I can't see it right now. Here is my code adding widget sidebars: add_action('widgets_init', ...
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Strange widget behavior

I've created widget by simple copying one of the default widgets class and modifying it. The strange thing is in the widgets admin area, this widget is not shown. When I searched the page source code ...
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Radom post image/link based on custom taxonomy

How would I make a widget to display a random post's image and permalink? I would like it to pull from a specific custom content type and only posts have set the custom field of "featured" to "yes".
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I would like to display different text on different pages

I have at the very top of my page a line of text within a h1 tag thet I use for seo reasons. the text and html around it is written in my header.php. but I would like to write differnet txt so it ...
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Custom widget breaking widget section in admin menu

I am building a child theme at http://habitat.erniehigh.com for a client. I need to add custom widget that shows recent posts by category. I have built similar widgets elsewhere using basically the ...
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Wordpress RSS widget and Yahoo Pipes

My RSS widget seems to be having a mind of its own! I am using a yahoo pipe to combine multiple feeds into one feed. The output RSS is being fed into the RSS Widget. I have modified the pipe to have ...
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Imported blog page layout messed

http://uma.lohray.com/weblog/moots-part-ii/ is a blog I imported from blogger. The front page is fine, but when one clicks to read a blog post, the end of the post has parts of the right side bar ...
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Edit the Publish Widget Options

Another noob question - under the 'Publish' widget in a default vanilla installation of WordPress 3.3.1, we would like to 'simplify' the Publish widget/ Specifically, we would like to have no 'draft' ...
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Full Width Container Colour Problems

I wanted to duplicate a page and so I copied the code into a new page. Everything worked however one full-width container has a background colour that on the original page stretched across the whole ...
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How to make custom dashboard widget to display alert in front-end?

I need to make a widget to display any alert in front end The widget is in dashboard section on backend and any user can use yet. The content of the widget in dashboard is: Welcome message On/off ...