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Via using the dynamic_sidebar() you can change/edit the widgets in the widgets area of the appearance settings. If you use the_widget() you hard code it straight to template so you need to modify the code to change what is displayed. Both have their uses. Too many sidebars tend to clutter the widgets area, but is very good for users that don't want to mess ...


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widget() method is called when widget is rendered, so the style you're enqueuing are printed in the footer (header is already printed at that time). Even if majority of browser can render styles linked from page body, that's invalid HTML because, according to HTML standards, unlike scrypts, styles must be placed in page <head>. (Try to validate your ...


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the_widget() is used to display a specific widget outside of a sidebar. To be honest, this function serves no valuable purpose as you need to hard code the widget $instance parameters, this means that you will need to manually change the code every time you need to change something. So much for dynamica. It would just be easier to simply code a custom ...


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Thank you all. I just took code from codex, I've changed id footerBoxOne to footer-box-1 for all four widgets, and it's working now. I guess uppercase chars were the problem


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There are two ways to see it: Sidebar as a general area of site layout Sidebar as container, filled with WordPress widgets Or maybe combination of the two. The prime reason to use WordPress widgets is that they provide roughly consistent experience, can be easily used multiple times, and can be enhanced with related functionality (such as ...



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