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

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Widgets menu does not appear under “Appearance” in dashboard

I am developing a WordPress theme, but am stuck on widgetizing my theme. I have followed several tutorials but still cannot get it to work. My widgets menu does not appear under Appearance in my ...
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in_category('category-sluga') returns true for Archive page of Category 'category-slugb'

I've got a Category Archive page with name category-slugb.php. I have a sidebar with some Widget Logic that uses in_category('category-sluga'). What's odd is that on this Category Archive page (i.e. ...
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Update title of every instance of widget using text field

I have created a simple widget which looks like this: As there are going to be many instances of this I want to know if it's possible to update the title of each instance (where it says 'Membership ...
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wordpress useful and easy widget plugin [on hold]

-hi..I think Wordpress is really great development tool in creating a web page. I saw the below widget tood..looking very useful.. Can i ask what it is/.......??and is there any more useful ...
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How can hide widget title if custom widget is empty

I created my Custom Widget with a category filter select. The widget show me the related posts of the current taxonomy term and filter by the selected category. I would like to hide the widget title ...
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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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how to run a php code in widget?

I have a code to get all taxonomies and terms for a single post: $object_terms = wp_get_object_terms($post->ID, 'staff', array('fields' => 'all')); if ($object_terms) { echo '<p>' . ...
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Update widget form after drag-and-drop “only specific plugin”

This solution, Update widget form after drag-and-drop, works correctly but I want to adapt this function to affect only a specific plugin and not every plugin. How could I do it?
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Modify default widgets

i want to add a class to the link inside the footer widgets. how can i do that ? I found a way to add a class to the widget it self but not to the link inside of it ! The concerned widget are ...
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How to add images to widget instance from backend

I am working on a project which has content(no posts) and I want to give complete control to user to change and edit content from admin panel. I have created widget added fields to it but I don't know ...
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How can i make WP_Query return post image and categories?

I have a sidebar widget that will display related posts based on a custom meta field. The query works, but its very wasteful. All i need is the post title, featured image and the categories of the ...
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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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Custom Widget Creating PHP Exception When Placed In Its Own PHP File

I have a custom plugin created and i have created a widget. At the moment this code is included in the base php file for the plugin and its working fine. I want to move the widget and all future ones ...
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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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WordPress returns incorrect timestamp in drip-feed widget

First off, yes I have contacted s2member support on this topic, but they have not been super helpful. Additionally, I'm not convinced this is an s2member plugin issue. Ok here goes: I'm working on a ...
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Get the sidebar title outside widget

I want to find a way to get the sidebar title outside of the widget area. My actual functions file: if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') ) register_sidebar(array( 'name' => __( ...
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How to add more than one custom widget

I created a new widget using instructions found here and it worked OK. I needed to create another widget. I created it from the default Text Widget, placing the code in functions.php (as I did with ...
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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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Widgets Opening In New Window - Unwanted

I am dumbfounded as to why my sidebar image widgets are opening links in a new window when I do not have the "open link in new window/tab" checked off. The box is blank. My page is ...
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How to call theme default widget in custom template?

I have default widget available called "Recent Post" created by theme. I want to call that widget in my custom template which I made. I am trying in following way , But that is not working. ...
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How to store 3 widget fields data as arrays?

I am creating a widget and each items needs to take three values. The first one selected by a select and the two others with inputs text. The widget allows the user to add multiple items but the ...
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Hooking into action that fires in wp_head from widget on front end [duplicate]

I have a custom action hook for which the do_action() is executed in a function that hooks into the wp_head action. I would like to run add_action() for that custom action hook from the front-end ...
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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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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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Theme Customizer not recognizing Widgets

First of - i do not know much coding, though i do learn quickly and am looking to get this issue sorted ASAP. I am sure it is something simple. When i load up my site in the Wordpress Theme ...
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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 dynamically add new input field

I'm trying to edit widget and add new input field for facebook user ID and Location. The widget has 4 parts of code, display the widget on the screen, fetch facebook userdata and post, update widget ...
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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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Categories widget show empty?

Is there a way I can display all categories in the categories widget that comes with wordpress. I do not want to have to edit the core files and I want to stay away from rewriting the widget, but if ...
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How to add google plus icon like on the first image below on wordpress [on hold]

How to add google plus icon like on the first image below on wordpress? We have the social media icons for FB, twitter and linkedin. However I need to add the social icon for google plus (in circle ...
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How to Register and Display Widget for Custom taxonomy

I have registered a Custom Taxonomy Named as Album, Now i want to register and display a custom widget like category to display recent 'x' albums with thumbnail on my sidebar. Below is a piece of ...
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How to show Wordpress Dashboard Widgets on Frontend?

I want to use Wordpress Dashboard Widgets as it is easy to add new widgets and automatically have the functionality of drag and drop, changing the order, showing and hiding widgets and also ...
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How to listen to color changes on the color picker?

I am trying to run some custom jquery function every time the colorpicker's color change. The colorpicker is include as part of the WP core. I have been looking at the JS code, but I can't figure out ...
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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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Change widget: categories to tags

I have a theme with a widget that displays posts from a category. How can I change it to tags? This is the code: /** * Plugin Name: Middle Buzz Widget */ add_action( 'widgets_init', ...
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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 widgets programatically: how to avoid collisions?

I am developing a theme, and I'm trying to add widgets programatically to its sidebar. I read this excellent answer: http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/51086/14225 But there's one thing I'm not ...
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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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Twenty Fourteen: how do they populate by default the sidebar?

My question is pretty similar to this one: How can I insert default widgets when my theme is activated (similar to what twenty eleven does)? Except that it's for Twenty Fourteen. I'm trying to use ...
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Using widget options 'outside' the widget

I want to save some parameters in the widget options which are then passed into another page. The widget is a form which calls a webservice. The options I want to pass are the authentication for the ...
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Adding inline styles from a widget

I'm working on a theme that has an optional widget to allow users to put some site elements where they want. One of those is a list of social media icons. These are font icons, so they can be styled ...
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How do I insert a photo at the top of the sidebar?

http://www.beautybykatlin.com/ Hello, How do I add an image at the top of the sidebar? I had one there but I deleted it and I don't know how to get it back. Please help!!! Thank you!
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using get_template_part() inside a widget and passing variables

I read that get_template_part() should only used by themes not plugins, I don't know if using it inside a widget function (created by the theme) is considered as a plugin or not. Anyway, I'm trying ...
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Making jQuery .change() event persistent after widget save

I'm creating a custom widget that uses a select element with a bunch of options and a simple jQuery function to trigger the visibility for some <div>s below it based on the selection, through a ...
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MYSQL ignore categories on Wordpress widget

I have this WP widget that pulls random products from the DB. What I really want is to be able to include just a few products categories (or exclude). Can anyone help me? I appreciate. <?php ...
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passing variables inside a widget add_action

Here's my code inside a widget class: function widget($args, $instance) { add_action('wp_footer', function () { echo $instance['title'] }); } It doesn't output $instance['title']. I tried passing ...
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Nested widgets in widget.php

Anyone here accomplished that? I've seen a theme that did this before but can't remember it. It allows you to drag a widget inside another widget in widgets.php, giving you the ability to create ...
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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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three sidebars showing without call

code from template where i call header sidebar <div class="wrapper"> <?php get_sidebar("header"); ?> <div id="switcher"> widgets.php has following coding... <?php if ...
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How to store widget fields data as an array?

I am creating a widget, it needs to store about 10 IDs. Right now I'm using following field method to store each of the ID in a separate field. It stores data of each field in a separately in the ...