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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Wrap the widget content with a div and get the widget title outside? [closed]

In this subject you can wrap a widget with the title outside but if you don't want a title, a <div> will not be closed, and the template is broken. So I would like to do this in jQuery instead ...
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Big side banners

I would like to have a big header side advertisements like this: What is the best way to achieve that?
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Rotate Widgets or Content Blocks every x sec/min

Is there a way to rotate widgets or text blocks with a Flash banner? I had a widget loading a Flash Video loaded by wordTube Flash and YouTube player. The client wanted to rotate this video together ...
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Widget modifications in a child theme

Can I modify widgets in a child theme? When I change the footer, I don't need extra steps -- it just works. What about widgets? Example: A widget of a theme I am using makes use of google maps. I'd ...
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Multi language site [closed]

I found that two most popular plugins for multi language sites are WMPL and qTranslate. First one is commercial, so this is not option, and second doesn't have ability to translate widgets in ...
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Should use widgets in this case?

We develop a new WordPress site with a new theme developed exclusively for this site. Some widgets of the same type (such as two "Bookmarks" widgets) should be styled differently (that is have ...
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How can I disable widget from being visible on some pages?

I have two widgets in my sidebar, a jQuery vertical menu and an image handler. I need to disable the jQuery widget on my contact page (or hide it or something like this), so that it wont be shown. ...
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Register widget only page is a singular of custom post type

I've made a custom post type, with a few accompanying widgets, and I was wondering if it is possible to show (some of) these widgets only if you're on a specific page. Currently I've got function ...
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Widget: Custom Post Type Post Listing Dropdown on Admin Side

Widget: I'm making a custom widget with the following functionality on the admin side. 3 text fields 2 dropdown menus to select posts by title (both from a single custom post type) Right now, ...
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How do you categorize pages?

I am an experienced Drupal developer who is just getting stuck into Wordpress. For a selected number of pages on a new wordpress build, I need to add them into a category, then add this category ...
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modify a output of a widget

I'm to implement a theme in wordpress. Is possible modify a output (html) of widget in wordpress? For example, the "recent comments widget"?
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Add pagination to listing plugin

I am trying to figure out on how to add pagination to your listing. Think you could help me out? I have added the read more button and manage to customise the listing styles. What's left is the ...
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widgetlogic and permalinks

I'm trying to use widgetlogic to conditionally display menus on certain pages. Each menu uses a tag like is_page(array("Page Name", "Page Name 2" ...)), and works perfectly until I try to change ...
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How to rename wordpress Widget

I want to rename "Widget" to something else Like "Block" or something else. please help me. EDIT Per the user's comment below, she wants to change class="widget" to class="block" (or any ...
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Disable dashboard drag&drop

I need to disable drag&drop functionality for dashboard widgets. This should be realized with jquery, just as it is for the dashboard_browser_nag. I'm no jquery expert - so can anybody tell me ...
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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 ...