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

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Creating a one click demo importer

What's the best way of importing demo widget/site options, inside a plugin? I would obviously like to avoid some site options like what the site url is short of doing a brutal SQL import is there ...
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Unable to load “wpColorPicker” on theme customize page

Whether I'm using a Wordpress default theme or a custom one, I see the JS error: Uncaught TypeError: Object [object Object] has no method 'wpColorPicker' when I click "Customize" on the theme. I've ...
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Widget Option is Missing

My Widget Option is missing in the Dashboard area. How can i make that appear? I have downloaded this Blank Theme from Chris Coyiers site. sidebar.php <?php /** * @package WordPress * ...
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php- What can be the best alternative to eval()?

I am using WordPress and for some reasons I need to execute php in my WordPress text widgets. I googled and found this code to add in functions.php file: add_filter('widget_text', 'php_text', 99); ...
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How to remove a widget from the sidebar on specific page?

I want to remove a widget from page with id '28'. How can I do it? I have found function for it, but it is private function, so I can't use it. "wp set sidebars widgets This function's access is ...
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Where to put my code: plugin or functions.php?

Is there an easy to understand scheme to decide what kind of code belongs to a plugin or the theme’s functions.php? There are many cases and many debates about that topic, mostly because there are ...
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How to center dynamically loaded widgets [on hold]

I currently have a widget box that dynamically loads 3 boxes. 2 Boxes are ALWAYS loaded the moment a user visits the website. However, the third box is a "Recently Viewed" box that displays products ...
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Embed google alerts rss feed into WordPress site

adjustment on my origonal question. How would I go about adding a new widget area to my current template so I can embed a google alerts rss feed? Cheers for any suggestions / solutions
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Change Widget that display posts from categories to tags

I have a theme with a widget that display posts from category and I wanna change it to posts from tags if it s possible. Here is the code : // NewsInPictures Widget class NewsInPictures extends ...
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How to hide sidebar widgets in all pages except Hompage?

im using a sidebar widget in homepage for an extra gallery. sadly it appears in every pages ._. thanks in advance
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Add text editor to custom widget

I am aware of a few plugins that simply add a rich text widget, but I want to make a widget that will wrap the whole input in a class to be used in the page editor plugin. I just want to add a ...
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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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Saving widget gets an undefined variable

I am developing a widget for cached feeds. The widget itself works exactly as I want but I noticed that if I were to delete the widget and then add a new one (or simply just add a new one) on the ...
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Which widget/plugin do I need for this? [closed]

http://template-demo.org/woo/WCM01/WCM010013/WP1/ I am trying to copy this template. Just underneath the main banner, "Upto 5% Reward on you shipping" "Easy Extended returned" ...etc I like those ...
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Custom shortcode in widget forced to top of widget

A custom shortcode i made is being forced to the top of the widget outside of the widget container. Any ideas why? This is my code... function nktmediaplayer_func($atts) { ...
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How to create another widgets.php page

Is it possible to create another widgets.php page? say widgets-ads.php? I want to make it for displaying ads in my website by drag and drop of widgets in a predefined sidebars.
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Widgets not displaying in theme customizer

I am developing a new theme and I am using several sidebars in this theme. All works fine, but the widgets are not showing up in the theme customizer section. All widgets are working fine under ...
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Widgets Section not displaying in theme customizer

When in the WP Theme Customizer, my widget management section isn't displaying (i.e. I can't add/change/remove widgets). I CAN, however, add widgets from the Appearance -> Widgets section, just not in ...
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Why don't my dropdown menues in the widget look the same? [closed]

I am trying in vain to format my widget so that the dropdown menues look the same. Both of them should be 100% width. What in the world is the reason that they don't do it? I want "select country" to ...
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Creating a custom menu/widget area

I'm looking to create a /menu/widget area like the following site: http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/default.aspx please see sections under downloads, security, support, about is this considered a ...
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wp_query in form method of widget breaks customizer

In the "form" method of one of my widgets I make a query to offer the user some posts to choose from, like this: <?php $products = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => ...
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Widget code for showing Opening hours without using plug-in [closed]

I'm learning develope wordpress theme and I want to create my own widget to show opening hours for my template as image below. Can you advice for my issue? Thank everyone.
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Image and text widget for Wordpress 4.1 [closed]

I'm looking for a widget that allows you to add a title, a link and an image. Simple as that, but can't find it anywhere. I'm happy to make my own, but don't want to if there's already something ...
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Change HTML structure for custom menu in sidebar

I've been digging for documentation on how to change HTML output for the "Custom menu" which you place in optional widget. So its clear what I meen I have attached an image of the widget block here: ...
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My widget it showing up only its title, not content after adding the widget without saving

I made a simple Recent Posts widget that not showing up its content if I don't click the save changes after adding the widget. I notice this similar issue on some WordPress core widgets too. What can ...
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How To Make Wp Dynamic Sidebar Like twentytwelve Theme

im new in wordpress and trying to create wordpess theme which can be used in any wordpress blog ,im following twentytwelve Theme as my theme example but when i try to create sidebar it does not work ...
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how can i limit the number of instances for my widget

I am developing a generic widget that randomly selects an image to be displayed. I only have 5 images to choose from. Is there any way to limit the number of widgets to 5, so that there are no repeat ...
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Sticky menu for WP custom menubars

This seems simple, except that I am not able to figure it out. In a wordpress theme, how can I make a custom menubar below the header image stick at the top after scrolling down the page? Example ...
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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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Expanding a function to call a plugin or show a link

I have added the following code to my functions.php to validate if a user is logged in before allowing them to fill out a form: function my_members_only_shortcode($atts, $content = null) { if ...
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How to programmatically GET (to know) which Sidebar (or) which Menu is being used on Different Pages?

Lets say i want to detect such thing from the "functions.php" .. to know which Sidebar (or) which Menu is being loaded on current (whatever landed) page, how can i know? Lets say i have a few pages, ...
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Why isn't this widget displaying one of the icons?

I have coded a widget. In the admin area the user can enter the url for their youtube, facebook, twitter and google+. On the front end of the site in the browser, they can click on a logo for either ...
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Creating custom search results widget

I am new to wordpress and trying to accomplish the following: I want to create a wordpress widget with the following functionality. Please advice how it can be accomplished: Widget should accept ...
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Converting hashtags into search friendly term (%23) in a widget

The plugin Hashtag can achieve this within a posts text, so surely its possible on a widget? I have no idea what I'm doing here, specifically its the widget 'Popular searches tag cloud' I am trying ...
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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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Full width layout for custom post type pages

I'm trying to remove a widget area called 'Primary' from a certain page on a site. This is the function where I manage the sidebars: //ADD CATEGORIES IN SIDEBAR OF SINGLE POST TYPE add_action( ...
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Proper approach to moving complete site from one domain to another AND preserve widgets

I consider myself fairly versed in this matter, however I've recently had a rash of issues when moving sites. I am able to successfully move the site, edit wp-config.php, move the database, etc. ...
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Add description to custom text widget and display the 5 recent post titles

I just started coding and working as an intern for a company. My boss asked me to create a custom text widget for practice in making word press widgets. The problem I am running into is I have no idea ...
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Enhance built-in calendar widget to dynamically browse through months

I am using the built-in calendar widget to show posts, the plugin "Future" helps me to show future posts too and so far everything works fine. But when you click on the arrows for the previous or ...
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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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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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Widgets won't save

I have almost no experience in creating widget area's and I am stuck at saving the widgets in the widget area 'red menu'. I have searched a dozen posts but I can't seem to get it working. I am ...
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Auto generate text field in wordpress widgets after clicking add button?

How to auto generate the text field in widget area of wordpress after clicking the 'ADD' button and also remove that after clicking 'REMOVE' button?
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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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How to enable “shift-click to edit this widget” functionality on a custom widget?

I have created several custom widgets, modeled from the default widgets' code. The widgets all work fine, and I've been using them in production for awhile. I've been working with the new Customizer ...
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Wordpress Custom Widget Strange Behaviour

I have developed a Custom widget plugin with a dozen of input fields. Some of those input fields load Fabtastic Color Picker. When I add the widget in any widget area, the color picker loads very ...
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Custom widget doesn't save values from dropdown box

I am trying to save the value from a dropdown box on a custom widget created by me. the title from the same widget is getting saved, but not the values from drop down box. Can someone please help me? ...
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Sidebar Categories Questio

I added five categories through widgets on my primary sidebar. Under each of them, all of my main categories that have posts in them are coming up. However, I only want certain categories to come up ...
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Widget is breaking on filter function

I have created a widget which displays posts based on Display Posts shortcode. All works fine till I have added filter to public function widget() to output titles only (and need to be executed only ...
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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 ...