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

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Can WordPress Read Its Own RSS Feed?

I am using a static front page for my blog to which I have added a widgetized sidebar area to hold an RSS feed widget. I want to show summaries of the latest two or three blog posts on the front page, ...
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Problem with widgets

I am using the theme 3Grey. It is widget enabled. There are few widgets that are hard coded in the theme. These widgets donot appear in the sidebar in the widgets page. If i try adding new widgets the ...
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different class (css) for sidebar widgets

I want to add different class (css) in widgets in site sidebar . For example: First widget in Sidebar -> class=sidebar-top1 Second widget in Sidebar -> class=sidebar-top2 third widget in Sidebar ...
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How can i initialize a widgetized sidebar (with widgets)

I have a WordPress multisite installation. The client wants an email update form on the sidebar of every blog. I want to use a widget there so I need to assign it to the sidebar. Is there any way to ...
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Add widgets to available widgets section without changing the theme?

I have a client that wants to use a particular theme without modification, but will likely want to have more widgets than are available with a given theme. Is there a way to add widgets to the list ...
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Create a widget that allows text input

I need to create a simple widget that has a text input field. I need the widget to create the markup below... <div class="textwidget"> <div class="avatar"> <div ...
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How often does the RSS widget get updates?

I am asking since I am trying to understand if this widget is causing my server to overuse CPU or memory. But either way - it's interesting to know.
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How did I enable atom feeds in a fresh WP3 install?

I've just install Wordpress 3, and I can't figure out how to put an atom link in the sidebar, under (or otherwise near) the RSS links. I looked at sidebar.php, but it simply references a meta ...
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How can hide widget title if custom widget is empty

I created my Custom Widget with a category filter select. The widget show me the related posts of the current taxonomy term and filter by the selected category. I would like to hide the widget title ...
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WordPress widget / plugin…fields not appearing in my widget

Trying to create my first plugin. A simple one. It's doing mainly what I want to do except the widget itself in Appearance-->Widgets doesn't display my fields. Wondering if anyone could point me in ...
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Creating a one click demo importer

edit: I've re-written this because it is unclear, apologies it was written rushed on a Friday afternoon. Wordpress has import/export functionality for posts within wordpress, I am a theme developer ...
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instance is empty in function widget()

I am working on a widget for my theme. If I do a print_r($insance) in the form function, the instance array is populated with the correct data. I have checked the database and the correct ...
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How to make this change without changing the core? [duplicate]

I couldn't find a way to change this in an upgrade friendly way, and I know I mustn't touch the core! I need to change the value 'number' to 10 in wp-includes/default-widgets.php wp_tag_cloud( ...
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How do you create dynamic customised sections in Wordpress?

I am very new to Wordpress and I just like to ask a fundamental question about its structure. I understand that Wordpress uses different files as templates for different sections or types of pages. ...
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Changes in widget customizer not triggering 'save and publish'

I'm making some of our widgets customiser friendly, so they work on the customise page and support widget previews. Usually when you update a widget the save button becomes usable and changes to 'save ...
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Display sidebar only if it has content

I have registered a new sidebar. Here is my code in functions.php: register_sidebar(array( 'name'=>'1', 'before_widget' => '<div class="div1">', 'after_widget' => '</div>', ...
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Right way to update widget on dynamic new input field

I have code to add an input field dynamicly in my theme. I have testd it, as a metabox and it works. But, not in a widget. First add and update, that codes work, but when I refresh page or try to ...
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Extending WP_Widget throws error when Monster Widget used

I wanted to override the output for the core Recent Comments Widget. I extended WP_Widget_Recent_Comments made the changes needed and it displays exactly how I want. However, I have now tested the ...
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How can I whitelist only specific shortcodes for processing in text widgets?

I know that I can use the following filters to enable processing of shortcodes in Text Widgets: add_filter( 'widget_text', 'shortcode_unautop'); add_filter( 'widget_text', 'do_shortcode'); How can ...
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Add more widget areas to a theme

what's the best approach to add more widget areas to a theme? currently, my theme has 2 columns that display the widgets, but I'd like to extend it to 4 for example. It currently looks like this: ...
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Debug errors on sidebar

I'm uising a child theme of twentyfourteen on wordpress 3.8. When in debug mode, I get the following errors regarding a widget. Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in ...
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Dashboard Widgets - Add Admin Page With Same Functionality

I have a plugin that has its own dashboard with basically quick-views of relevant data and I wanted to know if there was an "easy" way to mimic the functionality of the admin dashboard where you can ...
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right_now_content_table_end function not working?

I noticed recently my custom counts for custom post types are not showing on the dashboard. Im using this function: right_now_content_table_end It worked well before, Im not sure when it stopped ...
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Adding WordPress colorpicker in widget settings

I want to add the WordPress default colorpicker in widget settings form. Here's what I'm trying: In my functions.php, I have this: function widgets_scripts( $hook ) { if ( 'widgets.php' != $hook ...
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register_sidebar 'after_widget' on custom-built widgets not implementing, caused nested widgets

In registering my sidebar I want each widget wrapped in <aside>. This works fine when using the inbuilt widgets like Calendar or search, however, when I add widgets I have created myself, the ...
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Most commented last 24h, week, month, year and all time - posts_where

I've removed my old post here, as the posts_where method is outdated. Thanks to kaiser, this is now how easy it is to list most commented posts within a certain time span: <?php $popular = new ...
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is_active_sidebar() Always Returns False

I've never gotten is_active_sidebar() to work, no matter if there's widgets in the sidebar or not I always get false returned. Currently I'm creating a sidebar for each top level page: ...
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Passing values from a widget to a function within a plugin

I have a plugin that is built with many widgets. A widget's bundle. Each widget creates it's own custom CSS code. Instead of having messy source code where I display 15 different sets of inline CSS ...
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Widgets not activated alert after using get_sidebar()

I stumbled upon avery strange problem while creating a sidebar for my wordpress theme using the get_sidebar() function in header.php. I inserted the following code in function.php: function ...
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Override widget in function WordPress

Im trying to override the text widget in WordPress. My code looks like this: class WP_Widget_Text_Custom extends WP_Widget { function __construct() { $widget_ops = array('classname' ...
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Making footer widgets responsive

I have 4 footer widgets in the theme I'm working on. It works great. The only thing that I can't get to work is the responsiveness of the widgets. The 4 footer widgets keep on showing up next to each ...
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Call sidebar from a template

I need to call a sidebar into my header. I've switched to the new twenty twelve theme and created my own child theme. With this new theme I decided to keep things organised and together, so I put my ...
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Adding widgets to header and footer from plugin

i created 4 header and 4 footer widgets using a site spesific plugin, the reason been that when i change themes, i keep all of my widgets. i created two files, one for the header widgets and one for ...
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Archive - same title for the first two posts

I created an archive page called archive.php Here I include header / footer and this code: <?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : ?> <h1 class="entry-title"><a ...
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Print owned created widget

Im trying to print my own created widget with the following function: the_widget(); The widget is defined with the following values: $this->WP_Widget('openingHours', 'Opening', $widget_ops, ...
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jQuery UI inside widget on admin page

I have created a widget that has quite a few settings, and so I am trying to create a tabbed menu (using jQuery UI) inside the widget settings of the admin page. The problem is basically that tabs ...
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Displaying a widget in sidebar only when no other widgets rendered?

I am working on a custom theme, basically migrating a current sites look and feel into WordPress. Most of everything is based on Pages, and all of these pages should have a left sidebar. Of those ...
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Style the archives/category sidebar widget via theme

I would like to change the appearance of the categories and archives widgets in the sidebar such that each category/month alternates the row color. The only way I know how to accomplish this requires ...
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Custom page sidebar using Template dropdown box

i am wondering how i go about making a Template for some of my pages to use a different sidebar? I have created the widget like this: register_sidebar(array( 'id' => 'ourPat-sidebar', ...
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How to check if searchform.php is being included as widget?

I'd like to put something like this in searchform.php: <?php if($widget){ ?> //load serach form for sidebar... <?php }else{ ?> //load different search form for page content (404 ...
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Wordpress Custom Menu Widget Style

I am wondering if anyone knows the best method for splitting 1 custom menu widget (located in my sites footer) in to 2 columns. There are a total of 8 links, so I would like it to be split in to 2 ...
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I want to display custom text widgets for each post in the sidebar?

Ideally I am looking for two text boxes added to the 'Add new post' admin page, and the data from those two boxes be displayed in the sidebar when viewing the post page. So the sidebar displays the ...
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Dashboard widget custom positioning?

I cannot figure out how to arrange my custom widgets one left and one right. I'm using this code to create custom widgets: //Add my comments. Shows user his last 5 comments function ...
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Latest/Recent posts widget title link

I have been struggling with this for a few hours now... I want to add a link to my recent posts widget title. I have tried a number of options given in forums but nothing seems to work. Tried ...
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Image Uploader API

I want to create a widget for my theme that will let me upload an image to WP and crop it to a certain size. Can anyone point me to the codex page or a tutorial on how to a bare bone implementation of ...
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Custom User Field in Dashboard Widget

I checked justin tadlocks custom profile field tutorial and wanted to add the field in the custom dashboard widget but it seems it's not working. I want to show all the user information in this ...
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Show posts from one category with thumbnail and description on latest

Is there a widget for WordPress to show posts from one category with a thumbnail and description for latest post? WIDGET LIKE: Top news section of WWW.GOAL.com.
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Random image from tag/custom type on sidebar

How would I pull a single random image from custom post type "athletes" and the custom image field "athletethumbnail" to be displayed in my sidebar? (I have PHP enabled for my text widget on sidebar.) ...
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styling back end widget form and enabling multi widget feature

I am reading this tutorial from the end of 2008 on how to make widget and so far everything works fine except that I have few questions that I couldn't find answers there. I need to style back end ...
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How to show different widgets on different pages in a user friendly way

I'm looking for a plugin to let users choose which widgets appear on individual pages. There's some solutions out there, none of which that I've found are truly easy for a non-technical user. I've ...