Is there a way that i can place a certain widget anywhere on the site?

For example:

I'm using the text widget in my sidebar, for the title I put YouTube, and I placed the YouTube embed code in it. But I want that widget to go at the top of the site. How do I make this possible, while still using the widgets menu, but not show up in the sidebar, but wherever I place it?

If it's not possible, does anyone know of a YouTube sidebar widget, one that can let you place the widget code anywhere on the site and also do it from the widgets menu?

  • you need to create a custom widget area in your theme , and then in the widgets menu assign the widget to that area.
    – krembo99
    Commented Mar 9, 2012 at 2:59

2 Answers 2


Just register another widget area. Don’t take the name sidebar literally, you can use the fields anywhere on your page.

In your theme’s functions.php:

add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'register_multiple_widget_areas' );

function register_multiple_widget_areas()
        'name'          => 'Sidebar',
        'id'            => 'sidebar',
        'description'   => 'describe the function of the box.'
        'name'          => 'Header',
        'id'            => 'header-widget',
        'description'   => 'Goes at the top of the page.'

And wherever you need the header widget call:

dynamic_sidebar( 'header-widget' );

See also register_sidebar() and dynamic_sidebar().


You can use the_widget():

        'title'    => __( 'Archives', 'your-textdomain' ),
        'count'    => true,
        'dropdown' => true,
        'before_widget' => '<section class="widget__container">',
        'after_widget'  => '</section>',
        'before_title'  => '<h2 class="widget__title">',
        'after_title'   => '</h2>',
  • and add what to it, the title of the text widget? Commented Mar 9, 2012 at 0:05
  • I guess you need to re-write your Q. I'm not quite sure if I understand.
    – kaiser
    Commented Mar 9, 2012 at 1:12
  • details. arguments.
    – ahnbizcad
    Commented Mar 25, 2016 at 2:19

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