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I'm trying to output a unique widget ID inside my mult-instance widgets. So far the following hasn't worked. Is there a unique ID and how do I call it?

Thanks.

function widget($args, $instance) {
// outputs the content of the widget
    extract( $args );
    $widget_id = $instance['widget_id'];    
?>
<?php echo $widget_id ; ?>
<?php
}

Thanks.

3 Answers 3

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You can get the instance ID with echo $this->id; ($this is the class instance)

The only time you can't get this id is from the form() function, right after you just dropped the widget (here's the reason why)

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To print the ID in php:

echo $this->id;

But this will also print the id before it has been added to the sidebar.

So the id will correspond to widget-[#]_my_widget-__i__

A complementary way to get the widget id is in javascript, after it has been added:

$(document).on('widget-added', function(event, widget){
                    var widget_id = widget.context.id;

                });
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The accepted answer no longer works with recent versions of Elementor (Testing on 3.18.3 2023).

Updated method for getting the widget ID:

$this->get_id();
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  • You should explain, wy do you think that this is the correct answer so OP can not only use it, but also understand it. Jan 10 at 10:07
  • @KrzysiekDróżdż because the accepted answer no longer works with recent versions of Elementor. So I added this here for people finding this page in search results and realising that it doesn't work. Jan 10 at 14:05

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