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

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How to display more than one instance for a widget?

I'm using a plugin called Recent category post widget. Unfortunately the plugin developer is no longer offering support. The way this plugin is coded, displays only one instance of the widget (meaning ...
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How to display an RSS feed widget inside a page?

I have an RSS feed (link) that I would like to display as a widget inside one of my posts. The wordpress RSS widget already does that on the sidebar, is there some solution to have it in the post? ...
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allow user to style widget backgound per widget

Is there a way to allow a user to style a widgets backgound per widget? Lets say there are 4 widgets in the sidebar, i want the user to be able to style the first 2 with a blue background, the second ...
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Widget textarea input gets formatted

I've built a small widget for my website It has a couple of inputs, and a <textarea> among others. Whenever someone inputs to the textarea it adds a tab at the begining and changes every ' to ...
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I'm trying to find a basic plugin for displaying images in a widget [closed]

I've tried and installed loads of free WP plugins that can't do what I would like them to do. I write a fictional news blog and I'd like to be able to display about a dozen or so adverts that I've ...
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Custom html widget with a Joomla-style assigment

I was unable to find a custom html widget with Joomla style assignment. Like you create a module (widget), define some HTML and assign it to certain menu items (or set it to show everywhere except the ...
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widget dropdown menu code

I'm trying to put in a simple dropdown menu in my widget. I copied one out of a previous widget and trying to substitute my own values into it. The submenu shows, but when I click save, it saves ...
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how to put functions inside of widgets

I'm trying to put my own function in a widget but it doesn't run. I want to use it everywhere within the widget. If I could see an example,that'd be great.
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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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Fire on widgets_init only on dashboard

I have an interesting issue. I need to launch an action on widgets_init, but ONLY on the WordPress Dashboard. So I can't use dashboard related hooks, because they fire too late; it has to be on ...
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Custom widget with WYSIWYG

I am developing a Custom Widget and i want to add a textarea with WYSIWYG editor in my widget setting . Any idea or suggestions ?? Thanks.
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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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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 ...