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

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Hide/show radio buttons stop working on save

everyone! Here's my case. I'm developing a little widget, and I was looking for a way to hide/show different DIVs on selecting a set of radio buttons. I found the proper code and adjusted it to my ...
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How to use wp_dequeue_style() for style enqueued in WP_Widget class

I've got a plugin that makes a widget that enqueues some front-end CSS to style the widdget. I call wp_enqueue_style from the public widget() method in the extended WP_Widget class: <?php class ...
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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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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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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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Wordpress Widget Administration Javascripts do not work?

I have been working on a widget in WP 4.1.1 and cant seem to even get simple javascript to function on the backend unless WP is put into Enable Accessibility Mode. For example in your Form($instance) ...
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I cannot customize custom widgets anymore after moving WordPress website

Originally posted here. The situation is the following one: A colleague of mine built a WordPress theme with some custom widgets which need to be configured through /wp-admin/widgets.php. In the ...
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Cannot access variables within a widget

I'm currently learning PHP and Wordpress development from a Java background at the moment. How do I access variables in public function Example_Widget() from public function widget( $args, $instance ...
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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 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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Can't save widget

I can't save widget. When I click save, I can see wait circle, and nothing happend. When I visit again widgets section, it's empty. Then I changed view to Accessibility Mode, and still no luck. Then ...
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Display custom widget, added as a shortcode in the correct place

I've created a custom Widget and I would like to add it to the page content as a shortcode. function show_custom_widget() { the_widget( 'WP_Custom_Plugin'); } add_shortcode('custom-widget', ...
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Displaying Widgets

During theme development, I understand how to create basic widgets within the functions.php file. However, when it comes to displaying the widget within a theme, is there a preferred way to display ...
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Editor Widget Role

i need to give to editor role the access on widget (or if possibile on a specific widget). I use the code on this question and function but i have a problem. The editor can see the widget and also ...
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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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Make single widget area top level in 4.0 Customize Panel

So I have a widget area that, in v4.0, is burried in a dropdown within the secondary Widgets panel on the Customize panel page. Because it's the only widget area it feels rather silly being burried ...
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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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Remove the widgets tab from theme customizer

In some of our sites, I would like the site admins to customize the widgets only on the widget page, and not in the Theme Customizer. How can I remove the widget tab from there?
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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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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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Flickr Widget not working [closed]

I am currently trying to build a flickr widget with the help of this tutorial. I don't know what is the use of API Key and phpFlickr as mentioned in this tutorial. I did everything correct but some ...
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Using wp_dropdown_categories in widget options

I have a product search widget when you select certain products a hidden field is shown. I would like to set a custom category in my widget options that is then used for displaying my hidden field. ...
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How know the “admin” blog from wordpress multisite?

I'm try to construtc a multisite plugin and when I've the multisite list with all the blogs, I need to remove from this list the "admin" wordpress multisite. For example: I've the multisites 'ids' ...
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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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“Widgets” menu doesn't appear

I'm developing a WordPress theme, which works great on my localhost and one of my live servers, but on my other live server the Widgets menu (from Appearance) doesn't appear. And yes, all 3 servers ...
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I want to create a posts widget and be able to select categories

Can you please tell me how can I create a wordpress posts widget that outputs posts based on a categories selection ( category checkboxes of all the post categories ) This is in my form function: ...
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image carousel widget

Is there tutorial how to build widget where you can upload multiple images? I was trying to look some tutorials on widgets but to my surprise there are only few online. Or then my googling skills are ...
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PHP Wordpress Monthly Top Author in Sidebar

Im trying to show List of Top Author by Property Update Count (Monthly) in my sidebar. How to adjust this php code. This php only show AUTHOR list in my sidebar, not sort it by Monthly Property Update ...
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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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Add a custom function to widget code

Hopefully, this is an easy question - I'm just a bit confused. I've got a custom widget with the usual structure: class My_Widget extends WP_Widget { function My_Widget() { // widget actual ...
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How should I add a “widget” like element?

I would like to add a custom slideshow like "template" which can be called in to other template files. My first thought was to create exactly that; a separate slideshow.php template file which ...
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How to display comments with recent comments default widget?

I would like to create custom widget from the default Recent Comments widget to show also the comment content of commenter. How can I do it? class YOUR NEW WIDGET NAME extends WP_Widget { // ...
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Wordpress Custom Menu Widget Style

I am wondering if anyone knows the best method for splitting 1 custom menu widget (located in my sites footer) in to 2 columns. There are a total of 8 links, so I would like it to be split in to 2 ...
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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 add a text widget on the posts admin page?

I need to add a text widget on the posts admin page ie, the post editor page. so that I can add some code in the text widget for some purposes. Right now I have used text widget and this can only be ...
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How do I default the widgets in my dynamic sidebars? [duplicate]

Similar to a previous question that was not technically answered: I have a custom theme with dynamic sidebars and custom widgets. I would like to set what widgets are in those sidebars by default. ...
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Can I have a widget and sidebars in custom theme?

Wordpress 4.1.1: simular problem to another question: I have a add_action widgets_init call back in which I have a call to register_widget that registers a class and a call to register_sidebar that ...
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creating widget of rotating testimonials

Using this article, http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-add-rotating-testimonials-in-wordpress/ I converted entire code into widget. In widget creation, I have used title option only. Also ...
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Why isn't a list of posts from my custom post type displaying in this widget?

I have a custom post type called 'blog' . I wish to show a selected number of posts from this custom post type in a widget. But all I get is 'No listing found,' which is the else statements if no ...
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Widget Logic code for different PMP membership levels

I'm using both Paid Memberships Pro and Widget Logic plugins. In PMP, I set up 2 membership levels - one free ( id# = 3) , one paid (id# = 1) With Widget Logic, I'd like to have the custom sidebar ...
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Shortcode into widget

I have this particular shortcode "[example]" I know I can put this in a text widget to make it work. But I was wondering about how I can turn this into a widget called "Example." Any suggestion? ...
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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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Code for Recent Posts Widget

I want to make changes to code of the Recent Posts widget – could anyone please tell me where that code is located? Thank you in advance!
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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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Static image for embedded YouTube video instead of blank player?

Thanks to this answer I have embedded a YouTube video in a Text Widget using [video src="http://youtu.be/JQ_2De2cnzI&rel=0&showinfo=0"] However it displays as this blank player when the ...
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Customizing the Widget content markup

I am using bootstrap to create panels for the sidebar widgets, and I can set the container markup for the widget, as well as the markup for the panel header, but I cannot provide the markup for the ...
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Get widgets from particular sidebar

I created a new widget with name rocky_custom_post. It has two instance 'post_id' and 'position'. Post ID is the ID of the posts in WordPress and position is left, right, full. I created a sidebar ...
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Expand Widget Area With Archive DropDown

I have archive drop down widget. but when i open list, these lists are floating over below widgets and not expanding its parent area for drop down list this widget is added by wordpress widget area ...
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Adding WordPress colorpicker in widget settings

I want to add the WordPress default colorpicker in widget settings form. Here's what I'm trying: In my functions.php, I have this: function widgets_scripts( $hook ) { if ( 'widgets.php' != $hook ...