I want to display a specific gallery (without a plugin = WordPress built-in gallery) inside a widget. I tried the shortcode
[gallery ids="717"] but that doesn't work. Maybe a workaround could be enabling shortcodes inside widgets? if yes, how do I do that?
Widgets don't usually allow shortcodes in them (they treat them as normal text).
What you have to do, is to tell this widget, it should run
do_shortcode on it's text. To do it, you can use this snippet:
Just place it in your
function.php file. Then you can place shortcodes in Text Widget and they will work normally.