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

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Custom random quote widget breaks when used in multiple sidebars

I've created a custom widget and placed it in functions.php. You can see the widget here: http://pastebin.com/3uWpeaFx (I've also created a similar widget that grabs a random image; it's included ...
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Widgets with groups / sub widgets? Widget in a widget?

I tried to find anything about adding a widget within a widget area. That widget should be a widget group / sub widget area. I've found a plugin that does this: ...
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Hooking in to replace the Sidebar/Widget areas

The Goal: To replace the sidebar on all sites across my network with content loaded from a plugin, across all themes. I need a way of over-riding the sidebar/main widget area on all sites across my ...
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Show widget differently depending on if it's in the sidebar or footer

I've made a custom widget which shows thumbs of my latest videos. These thumbs are set to be 300px wide, which is the same width of my sidebar. My problem is that i also want to be able to use it in ...
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the_widget() and widget's ID

Let's assume I have a widget that displays only its name: <p> <?php echo $args['widget_id'] ?> </p> So when I drag & drop my widget to any sidebar it shows: ...
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Adding a Widget : what to put in plugin URL

I am signing up to add a widget to wordpress.org here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/add/ What do I put for the field "Plugin URL"? Would that URL be the svn repository I am currently hosting ...
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Get posts after today (upcoming events)

I'm using PHP Exec to build a widget to show a list of upcoming events: <?php function filter_whene($whene = '') { $whene .= " AND post_date >= '" . date('Y-m-d') . "' "; return $whene; } ...
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Changing widget options via the functions.php when there are no hooks

The problem: to change a widget's options with a custom function in functions.php, when there are no useful hooks, and where there are multiple occurrences of the same widget (multiwidget). This ...
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How can I assign widgets from WP to appear in bbpress?

The usual set-up: www.domain.com - wordpress installation with sidebars and widgets; www.domain.com/forum - bbpress. BBpress is integrated via bbpress-integration plugin. The question is - how can I ...
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Dividing widgets in sidebar?

I'm having a custom sidebar called Footer. I'm displaying this sidebar using this code: <?php if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar('Footer') ) : ?> (maybe I should ...
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Do widget options need to be escaped widget()?

I was wondering if you really need to escape user submitted data (widget option fields) within the widget() and form() functions (from the widget class) ? I don't see a reason to do this, if the data ...
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How to pass data from page to widget functions?

I need help,need to pass data from page,to widget function,I need to pass author id to widget,any idea? Tnx
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get_option returns undesired blank instance of a widget

I am presently trying to call the fields of a custom widget using get_option and loop through the array created from the get_option() call. The issue is that it is outputting a blank one at the end, ...
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Paging in a sidebar mini loop

I switched to another theme and decided to make a widget of some default code I had in there which shows my delicious posts, twitter posts, su posts and youtube vids in a custom loop (excluding these ...
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Adding a rich text editor to a widget - specifically CKEditor

I am trying to add a rich text editor to a widget and am using CKEditor ( http://ckeditor.com/download ) with a simple toolbar. Everything works fine until I try to save. When clicking on "save" the ...
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Help with custom widget options! (saving checkbox option)

I created a custom Flickr Widget for Wordpress and successfully set up an options form for users to enter their Flickr information, but I cannot get the checkbox in the form to save whether or not it ...
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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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Limit number of widgets in widget area

I used code to limit each widgets area to one widget only. It works great: It uses JavaScript to do so, using the fact that the dashboard’s widgetized areas all use the jQuery UI Sortable library, and ...
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Access Customizer widget instance form

On the WordPress admin widgets page there is a known issue with the widget form not being available the first time a widget is added to a widget area. This can be seen in this trac ticket here: ...
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Override Widget class in plugins with custom plugin

I am currently modifying a purchased theme for a client that has several required plugins for it to work. One of the required plugins, creates a widget that displays a post type and client would like ...
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How to create pagination for homepage with widgetized area?

I have created homepage with sidebar area filled with different widgets. Each widget fetch and display posts from different categories. Now I need to create a numbered pagination in homepage which ...
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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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WP_Widget instance value to wp_head

I have some problem with dynamic variable on widgets. class instaslidewidget extends WP_Widget { public function __construct() { parent::__construct( "text_widget", ...
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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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Wordpress: How to embed a widget on a separate website?

A client requested that we make a copy of their WordPress widgets onto a separate, non-WP site. Is there an easy way to "plug in" the widget? I imagine I would have to somehow source to something ...
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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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Allow shortcode for custom widget

The following code allows shortcode parsing for 'text' widget: add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode'); How to make a similar one for a custom widget? I tried the following one but it didn't ...
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Using jQuery in widget development

I'm working on a widget that do some magic with jQuery (slide,fades elements). The problem is that the jQuery script attached to widget is not called when I delete and then replace the widget in the ...
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Widget options are not updated

I'm creating a plugin which creates a widget with some options. I've extended the WP_Widget class: class Dynamic_Player_Widget extends WP_Widget { function Dynamic_Player_Widget() { ...
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Display attachment, post and page in recent comments widget

The following code (old post is here and author is diggy) is useful, but i'd like display post and page on recent comments widget, not only attachments. function wpse80087_widget_comments_args( $args ...
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Unregistering a Sidebar in Child Theme

I'm working with a handy responsive theme framework (Reverie) and I'm developing my own theme the right way using a Child theme. The Parent theme calls a sidebar called with an ID of 'Footer' and ...
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Create variable from widget instance

Is it possible to return a widget instance into a variable or array? I'm thinking something along the lines of $widget['title'], $widget['content'] etc. I have tried inspecting the global ...
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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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Widget on the right side of the page overlaps with the left side

I added the mailchimp widget to the right column of my blog. But for some reason, it overlaps with the main content of the blog. Here is a screenshot of what happens Would anyone know why this ...
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How to add a text widget during theme activation

I'm trying to add a text widget with the title and text set, to two custom sidebars in my custom theme. But, I can't find a clear walkthrough of how to do it. I've seen bits of code here and there, ...
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Disable default Wordpress widgets in sidebar

Im creating my own theme. When I have a clean wordpress installation, there are some default widgets in the sidebar (search, category, recent posts etc). I know that I can remove them from the sidebar ...
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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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How i can widget ID get after drag for wordpress with jquery?

I create custom widget with select option image but first time selected option image are not showing after saving this function work perfectly,I need this function only load after Drag in sidebar ...
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Why does my widget break other widgets?

So this widget i created is killing all other widgets registered in the same sidebar. Meaning, nothing renders after this widget does. No other widget markup makes it to the DOM. After hours of hair ...
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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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Edit and make class-wc-widget-featured-products.php update-proof

Within the class-wc-widget-featured-products.php file I need to Remove this on Line 101: <?php if ( $r->post->post_title ) echo get_the_title( $r->post->ID ); else echo ...
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Dashboard Widget Form

I created a Dashboard widget to send push notifications to an app, but the way I have it coded, whenever I make changes in the Plugin Editor and press Update File, the code gets ran and I get a blank ...
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How to update the widget form when the image is selected?

I have created a custom widget. There are 2 things that I can't do: I need to open the new media uploader window when the button "Select The Image" is clicked. When the image is selected from the ...
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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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Issue understanding and using WordPress filters and actions

I have a custom WordPress plugin that I have developed. The plugin is a widget bundle containing a bunch of custom widgets. The scenerio The plugin allows for custom css styles through creating a ...
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Display Widgets Horizontally in Area [closed]

I am building a custom bootstrap 3 theme. I have created a new widget area for my header and am trying to get the widgets there to display horizontally, in line. I've looked up several tutorials, but ...
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HowTo: Add Class to Sidebar Widget List-Items

The newest version of Bootstrap (v3.0) adds a new List Group component which has the following structure: <ul class="list-group"> <li class="list-group-item">Cras justo odio</li> ...
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Custom taxonomy widget in admin area

I have a custom taxonomy set up on a custom post type and the box it uses is the same as categories, except I wanted to make it easily searchable using a filter script and then also allow the user to ...