i would like to find the source code of the widgets, would you know where to find them? I found the class WP_Widget, but i would like to find, for example, the widget with the last articles.



The default widgets are defined in wp-includes/default-widgets.php.

To find specific code search the Codex or use queryposts.com. The best tool is your IDE (integrated development environment). All IDEs offer a full text search in a set of files.

Here a screen shot from Eclipse PDT

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As you can see it is really flexible – and it's fast too. See also this question for a basic guide on how to work with WordPress in an IDE.


Widgets can come from any number of sources: plugins, themes, or the core itself. As such, finding the code for a specific widget could prove troublesome if you do not know it's origin. You could grep for it using bits you know, or grep for all widgets using extends WP_Widget. If you know where it comes from (core, plugin, etc) it's a simple matter of thumbing (or greping, I suppose) through code.

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