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I am using the Codex example to build a custom widget. The specific example seems to be working fine until you click configure and change options values. After you click submit, changes are not saved. Is anyone having the same problem with the specific example? I am trying to build a custom widget using this as an example.

  • Ok fixed. In widget-config.php there is no check if the form has been submitted, so every time you load configuration it updates with empty values or keeps default ones. Add this check if (!empty($_POST)) before updating options values and display stored value of number-input. <input type="text" name="number" value="<?php echo self::get_dashboard_widget_option(self::wid, 'example_number'); ?>" />* – RRG Jun 17 '13 at 12:45
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  • I tried but I can't...I don't have that much reputation to do that. – RRG Jun 17 '13 at 12:58
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    Ok. You are running into that timer. Got it. @RRG : now you have >10 – s_ha_dum Jun 17 '13 at 13:22
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Solution pulled from OP.

Ok fixed. In widget-config.php there is no check if the form has been submitted, so every time you load configuration it updates with empty values or keeps default ones. Add this check if (!empty($_POST)) before updating options values and display stored value of number-input:

<input type="text" name="number" value="<?php echo self::get_dashboard_widget_option(self::wid, 'example_number'); ?>" />
  • The examples in the codex should be updated with this fix. – j08691 Sep 13 '15 at 2:19

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