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

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How can I reuse the Wordpress search form for a custom plugin / widget?

I need to develop a custom widget to display posts, based on their ID. The user must be able to handpick posts. Right now, they can enter the post ID, but it is not convenient for them. Is it ...
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How to position custom dashboard widgets on side column

My Question: Is it possible to add custom dashboard widgets in the right hand column instead of only on the left hands side? I use wp_add_dashboard_plugin( $widget_id, $widget_name, $callback, ...
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Multiple rows of footer widget areas

I have a function on my functions.php that adds a bootstrap col class to the footer sidebars depending on the number of active sidebars. What I intend to achieve with this is having footer widgets ...
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How to display widgets inside a page content without a plugin?

I want to build a homepage where I can show posts gathered from different categories and having the ability to choose such categories from the admin. I was thinking to use widgets for this. Is the ...
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How can I whitelist only specific shortcodes for processing in text widgets?

I know that I can use the following filters to enable processing of shortcodes in Text Widgets: add_filter( 'widget_text', 'shortcode_unautop'); add_filter( 'widget_text', 'do_shortcode'); How can ...
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How to hide default sidebar widgets?

I'd like to hide/not display all default widgets(Search, Recent Posts, Recent Comments, Archive, Categories and Meta) which are inserted into custom sidebar when the theme is installed. (Removing them ...
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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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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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Input in plugin widget does not allow spaces

I'm developing a plugin for a client which allows keeping records of reservations to their hotel, and it has a widget which allows clients to make reservations. However, for some reason one of the ...
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Create an extra Widget Areas in WordPress TwentyTwelve

I'm new to wordpress and it's difficult for me to find some basic information in forums and documentation. I'm trying to create my own widget areas, and place my widgets there in administration ...
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How to conditionally display widgetized areas in theme customizer?

On my client's site there will be quite a few widgetised areas - one for each page created plus global ones. The problem is that they all display in the "widgets" section in theme customizer at the ...
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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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Content expands beyond its column container [on hold]

everyone! I was wondering if anyone would be able to tell me how the content in my center column is able to expand its allowed container size and push my right column/widget area to the bottom? ...
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Show post tags in a widget

I'm looking to show the tags of a post within a widget. I know this is hard because it's outside of the loop, but has it been done, is there one available?
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How to add WooCommerce Add to Cart button in widget?

How can I add a separate WooCommerce widget, with the Add to Cart button and its options, so I can display it anywhere in the sidebar of the product details page?
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Widget Logic use with Custom Taxonomy

I am using Widget Logic and attempting to use the new WPAdverts plugin to display classified ads. They use a custom taxonomy of taxonomy=advert_category&post_type=advert. I'm trying to display a ...
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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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Adding a widget function into the php theme file

I am using the following plugin - widget No Cache AJAX Widgets to display on the sidebar a feed of rss news that is created dynamically and bypassing the cache function. In updating the site we wish ...
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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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Add description to custom text widget and display the 5 recent post titles

I am running into a problem where I have no idea where to add in a description so it will show up on the widget dashboard. It just keeps displaying the title. Something else I would love some help ...
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Where to add a widget class?

Where do we add our custom widget? I keep on getting internal errors, I tried to add the class in wp_content > plugins, or wp_includes > widgets, but I get an internal error. The class is simple, ...
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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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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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Unable to edit the “customize” section and the “widget” section is populating unknown code

My WordPress site is experiencing some major issues. I am getting a 500 server error when attempting to change the "customize" side bar, and the "widget" section is acting really weird (populating ...
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WP available widget for certain area

After searching under the tag widget and Google the closest I have found that populates what I am looking for is this article: Is there a way to allow only certain type of widgets in the sidebars? I ...
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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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Create a widget that allows text input

I need to create a simple widget that has a text input field. I need the widget to create the markup below... <div class="textwidget"> <div class="avatar"> <div ...
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Widget that allows image selection

I'm trying to develop a widget that allows the user to select an image to display on said widget. Right now, i'm getting the image from the library and displaying it's thumbnail on the widget's ...
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Custom Widget form function common elements

I am writing a set of custom widgets, all of which share a common 18 lines of code in the form() function, which looks like this: <div class="common-section"> <input type="hidden" ...
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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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Custom Widget options in theme

I want to reprogram my first sketch of our theatre club page in wordpress but until now I only have basic knowledge of creating wp pages. As I want the theme to be as customizable as possible I want ...
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How do I stop a widget from displaying on mobile site?

On my main site I have used the search widget in the sidebar. However, the mobile theme I am using (minileven) already has a search box built into its menu bar. This results in a second search box ...
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How to run PHP code in Text Widget with no plugin in WP 4.4

Before I had the following code in the function.php add_filter('widget_text','execute_php',100); function execute_php($html){ if(strpos($html,"<"."?php")!==false){ ob_start(); ...
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'Pages' widget alternative for custom post types?

I want to make a menu from hierarchical custom post type. There is a default WordPress widget called 'Pages' that give you list of all the pages preserving their hierarchy. Is the a way to use this ...
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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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How to add a class to Tag cloud widget link?

I am currently trying to add styles to the links in the Tag Cloud Widget which I can see uses wp_tag_cloud() to output the cloud itself. The args in wp_tag_cloud() don't include a classname which is ...
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add_page_menu to make shortcut to widgets

I want to make a menu button that takes me to wp-admin/widgets.php. The above code seems to work only partially. add_action( 'admin_menu', 'register_widgets_menu_button' ); function ...
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How to exclude a widget from page 1 of a paginated post

I want certain widgets to not appear on page 1 of a paginated post but appear on all other pages (page 2,3..so on), and some other widgets to appear on only appear on page 1 and not the rest of the ...
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How to edit widget code to add unique class name to each div?

Code from existing widget: $get_featured_pages = new WP_Query( array( 'posts_per_page' => -1, 'post_type' => array( 'page' ), 'post__in' ...
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How to retrive widget title/data

I'm using this code to display widgets of certain sidebar: $sidebar_id = 'sidebar1'; $sidebars_widgets = wp_get_sidebars_widgets(); $widget_ids = $sidebars_widgets[$sidebar_id]; foreach( ...
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how to display a widget only on a page where the custom field is defined?

I have a set of local pages using a template, I want to display a widget only on pages where I have ticked the custom checkbox field.
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Updating Widget options in custom install.php

I am using a custom install.php in /wp-content/ to over-ride some defaults when creating sites in a multi-site install. For the most part, this is easy and working really well. I am having difficulty ...
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Give Editor Access To Sidebar

I want to give the Editor Role access to editing the sidebar and it's contents. I have a text widget in there and in order to edit this text widget the user needs to be an admin - this sucks. How do I ...
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WAMP to XAMPP WordPress transfer

I want to switch a WordPress site from a wamp localhost to xampp localhost. Using the Tools > Export, I saved the WordPress content to an XML file. I did not create a similar backup of the MySQL ...
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Including Custom Post Type posts in a page template contextually (or should I widget?)

Please see the attached mockup… Each element in the sidebar (e.g., Communications) will probably have to be a Page. I'm aiming for maximum flexibility. I am using Epik (a Genesis child theme). I ...
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How to display custom message for (Genesis) featured posts if no posts

I'm using the Genesis Framework, and the custom post types featured post widget (code below). I need to display a custom error message for a particular post type if there are no post present for that ...
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Choose sidebars column in widgets.php page

I know that sidebars appear on widgets.php page in order that you register the sidebars. So register_sidebar(array( 'name' => __('First', 'mytheme'), .... )); register_sidebar(array( ...
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Can anyone explain this Widget output code?

I'm trying to read and understand a widget from a Wp theme. This widget basically allows the user to display up to 3 featured pages with their corresponding featured images or thumbnails. I ...
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Wysiwyg editor errors

Hi everybody I am having a prob with wordpress when in my themes and browse to widgets and they are not active and won't allow editing. This is a brand new WP install and even if I change my theme its ...
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Display widget outside sidebar?

I want to display a widget outside the sidebar, but I can't get my code to work. The theme name is radius-primary-sidebar and my widget id is text-20 (according to the html in the admin page. See ...