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

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Adding a div to wrap widget content after the widget title

I'm trying to add a div to a widget's content in my dynamic sidebar. Here is the register code; register_sidebar(array( 'name' => "Sidebar1", 'id' => 'home-sidebar-1', ...
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Header Logo with Countdown Widget

I've trawled the internet in search of a solution to this, but can not find anything. I would like to replace the header image with a countdown timer from Uji Countdown. To give you a better idea of ...
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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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Multilingual multisite > customisable footer across different sites with widgets?

I'd like to keep the structure of the footer similar across all sites using the same Theme. However, each site would need different content in their footer. Here's a concrete example - for Site A: ...
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Showing a Thickbox (tb_show) does nothing

I'm trying to add a media uploader to a widget/plugin and I'm at the stage where I need to add a picture from the media library (or upload a new one). I added some javascript and added an event to a ...
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Ajax navigation for calendar widget only [on hold]

I have a calendar widget designed to show CPT posts (including future posts). A quick solution I made to make events without using any plugin. But, the calendar widget has no ajax navigations. I ...
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Sidebar plugins for non-developers [on hold]

I've used standard sidebars with Widget Logic to decide what Widgets to show. For example, on the News page I can show News-specific widgets by adding in some Widget Logic. However, is there ...
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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 determine which sidebar the widget has been added to, via widget admin?

In the script below, which resides in a custom widget, I'm trying to determine which sidebar area the widget has been added to because I want to alter the default text depending on which sidebar the ...
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Are widget arguments always set inside My_Widget::widget()?

Specifically, are the before_widget, after_widget, before_title and before_title array keys always set inside My_Widget::widget()? I'm wondering if statements such as the following are necessary ...
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How to load Widget javascript + css files only if used?

I'd like to keep the javascript and css styles used by my widget inside their own files (and not add them to the theme). But i can't seem to get wordpress to add them when the widget is actually used ...
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How to get data from one wordpress site to another

I have the following sites: 1. Community News site 2. Classifieds site 3. Coupon Site Is there any way I can get data from my classifieds and coupon site on my community news site....like in the ...
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Can't seem to make display:flex work, so that the 3 divs are the same height [migrated]

I need to make sure that my 3 footer widgets are the same height, even if the site user decides to put more content in one of the widgets, so that they adjust in height. I understand using display: ...
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Widget Script Loads at Bottom of Page

I've been working on a plugin that adds a script to the sidebar when activated. So far, I've been able to display the code, but it loads at the bottom of the page and not in the sidebar. I'm pretty ...
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Recent Posts Widget to display Custom Post types doesn't display content

I have created a few custom post types on my site (WP 4.0 / TwentyTen Child Theme) and I was hoping to create widgets to display them on the sidebar. The custom post types work well but the widget ...
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How to echo Widget Title in Custom Frontend-Template Box

I've created a custom Widget with the help of following code: // Creating the widget class wpb_widget extends WP_Widget { function __construct() { parent::__construct( // Base ID of ...
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do_action inside of onclick

I'm brand new with making plugins/widgets, and am probably pretty limited to basic in knowledge with php as well. I want to be able to register a function that runs when a button is clicked. The ...
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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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widgets not working

I pasted my siderbar widget code in widgets.php file function right_sidebar_widget() { register_sidebar( array( 'name' => 'Right Siderbar', 'id' => 'right-siderbar', ...
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How do I get shortcode, widget and template tag CSS to load in the head only as required? [duplicate]

I have a shortcode, widget and template tag that need to load CSS. I am registering in init, and enqueueing as required. The only problem is, it is adding the CSS loader at the bottom of the page, ...
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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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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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Retrieve the real time widget area class

I'm trying to retrieve programmatically the sidebars classes in my developed pluging. I use the global $GLOBALS['wp_registered_sidebars'][1] and try to access the 4th element(class) in the array but I ...
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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 do I add testimonial image to testimonial widget for Spacious theme?

I have a website with the Spacious Wordpress them installed on it. The website is www.PlanetReputation.com. At the bottom of the homepage you can see some testimonials that I have added using the ...
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Show widget location borders for development

I'm taking over a wordpress site, whose template has a high number of widget locations in the appearance section. Is there a way to temporarily turn on the widget location borders so I know where ...
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add_filter('body_class') running from widget even when widget is not loaded on page/post

This should be adding a function to init() to check if the widget is active widget on the front end on a page/post - but even when the widget is not loaded on a page/post, .Widget_FilterProject is ...
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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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Add TinyMCE to WordPress default text Widget

Wonder if there is any way to add the TinyMCE (limited options) to the textarea of a default "Text Widget" in WordPress, Is there any way to do that ? There are few plugins to do the same kind of ...
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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 ...