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

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Where do I save widget code for wordpress?

Pretty simple, I've written a widget and I can't find out for the life of me where to save it?! Using the most recent version of wordpress. Thanks, John.
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Widget Area: Modify $param['xy'] from widget-$n

I have different widget areas. One is a horizontal area that may contain eg. 4 widgets next to each other. My Question is how would i add a different eg. $param['widget_title'] to widget number $n (...
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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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How do you force a sidebar widget to have a container div around all child widgets?

My theme creates several widget areas for the end user. However, I've got a slight problem in that, if multiple widgets are dropped onto any sidebar container, the resulting code in "view source" is ...
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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 class="...
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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 'widget'...
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How to output widget

I have the following code to display widgets in the customizer. function arphabet_widgets_init() { register_sidebar( array( 'name' => 'Social Media button', 'id' => ...
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remove the wrapping of text widget or <div class=“textwidget”></div>

When I write a quote in the text widget and displayed the text is wrapped as "My text...". I would like to remove the div and put simply "My text...". without using jquery. For Example: Current ...
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Create a widget to use shortcode?

I have a plugin (Social Warfare) that I love. But, there's no widget available. What is involved in creating a widget so that I can use the shortcode that seems to work fine on the pages and posts?
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Custom Widget options in theme

I want to reprogram my first sketch of our theatre club page in wordpress but until now I only have basic knowledge of creating wp pages. As I want the theme to be as customizable as possible I want ...
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add_page_menu to make shortcut to widgets

I want to make a menu button that takes me to wp-admin/widgets.php. The above code seems to work only partially. add_action( 'admin_menu', 'register_widgets_menu_button' ); function ...
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Modify recent post sidebar to show post thumbs with out plugins

Hi i'm using undersocres to create a theme. I need to add post thumbnails to the recent post widget, but I'm stuck. I try the code below, but I get a duplicated recent post widget, one without ...
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Text Widget creates a <li>

I've got a basic text widget and, outside the standard <div class="textwidget"> wrapper there is a <li id="text-5" class="widget widget_text"> (which I have not added when creating the ...
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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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Adding inline styles from a widget

I'm working on a theme that has an optional widget to allow users to put some site elements where they want. One of those is a list of social media icons. These are font icons, so they can be styled ...
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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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How to activate or install the Gallery Widget?

I would like to activate the Gallery Widget which is presented here. It seems that it's part of the general Wordpress distribution but the widget is not listed under Appearance → Widgets. BTW, I don't ...
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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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How to detect if query is runned from widget?

I want to know if exists function that detect if some database query run from widget, for example from recent_posts widget or search_widget.
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Extending the WP_Widget_Text class

I am trying to alter the output of the default WordPress text widget. Since the widget is written in OOP I hoped it could be a simple deal of extending the class and overwriting one method – but it ...
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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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Trigger Submit Event when Widget is added to Sidebar

I need to trigger the submit or "Save" button for a widget when the widget is added to a specific sidebar in the backend. The reason for this is I am setting a certain taxonomy for a Dropdown Menu ...
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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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Cannot save widgets in custom sidebars

I'm working on a child theme of the Toolset Bootstrap Theme. I need to create a custom sidebar, so I registered the new sidebar in my child theme's function.php file: function ...
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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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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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Post-specific widgets in Wordpress 'Twenty Fourteen' theme

Using Wordpress 3.8.1 with 'Twenty Fourteen' theme I'd like to arrange my post in such a way that it's main contents go to main (center) column while galleries, attached files and links pertaining to ...
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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 \wordpress\wp-...
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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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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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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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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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Including a custom post type in the Archives widget

I have a custom post type called "videos" that I want to include in the Archives widget (stock widget in the TwentyTwelve theme). It DOES already appear on the archives page, but just not in the ...
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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 ...