I am trying to write a widget and I need to add the color picker to my widget form. I want to add the script only on widget.php page and not on all the admin pages.

Is there a way that I can detect the page inside the construct function of my widget? If not how I can include the script only when I'm on widget.php page?

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You may use the global variable $pagenow to figure out if you are on a particular admin page, in your case this would be checking if you are on the widgets.php admin page:


    global $pagenow;

    if( $pagenow === 'widgets.php' ) {

            // JavaScript goes here


Furthermore, it will be helpful for you to use the plugin Query Monitor so that you may easily find out what conditionals may be used on a particular instance.

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