I'm working with an old (now unmaintained) widget, which only allows one instance.

Since I want to have a different sidebar on the homepage and I want this widget on both sidebars, I figure I need to do one of two things:

  1. Update the plugin to use the new widget API
  2. Use the_widget() to manually drop the widget into the custom sidebar

I've opted to do the latter as a quick fix, but can't figure out the parameters needed to get it to display.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

2 Answers 2


If you don't need to change any of the settings for the widget, you may be able to use the Duplicate Widget widget.


Take a look at the official documentation.

Furthermore: If you really want help in detail, you'll have to provide much more information (pastebin or similar link to code) in your Q.

  • OK, to be clear, I've read the documentation and I can see what parameters are expected, but I don't know where to find the values to pass to them. My question is more: "where do I find the values" than "what values do I need".
    – Tom Wright
    Jun 25, 2011 at 23:48
  • You're talking about an old - now unmaintained - widget. Please share a link to the widget code. About "what values do I need": This depends on your plugin and as long as I haven't seen it, I don't know what arguements could be expected. If you're talking about the default, built in widgets, then you'll find any information on the link (search for "default").
    – kaiser
    Jun 26, 2011 at 13:01

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