Include any widget in a page for any theme. [do_widget widgetname ] or [do_widget "widget name" ] or include a whole widget area [do_widge
Insert a widget or multiple widgets or a entire widget area (sidebar) into a page using a shortcode.
The Widget settings are specified in a specially created sidebar called "widgets for shortcode". This means you have the full widget settings avaiabled just like you normally setup a widget.. Setup the widget first in a normal sidebar, then drag it into the widgets sidebar. These settings will be saved even if you change your theme. The widgets for shortcode sidebar will remember it self and recreate itself if you change themes.
You can reference a specific widget instance from the do_widget shortcode, or the chosen sidebar from the do_widget_area shortcode.
For example: You could use the query posts widget in the page to create a archive within a page, or the rss widget to list feed content from other sites. For more details see anmari.com
The plugins default action is that it will magically find the settings for your themes first sidebar and use them to control the widget's output. In most cases this would mean that the widget will be styled as per the rest of your theme.
If that does not look good, parameters exist to override this behaviour.
Change your theme? No problem, the plugin will save and restore the widgets_for_shortcode settings. On display it will then pick up the new themes sidebar settings. Check this still looks nice please! in some themes you may ned up with white text on a white background and will then have to override or change css.
OR go to an existing page and enter a shortcode:
[do_widget widgetname] eg: [do_widget calendar] [do_widget "widget name"]. eg: [do_widget "tag cloud"] [do_widget id=widgetid] . eg: [do_widget id=tag-cloud-3]
[do_widget_area] (will use the "widgets in shortcodes" widget area / sidebar [do_widget_area sidebarname] for another sidebar or widget area - eg: to maximise likelihood of getting your theme's widget css to apply.
WARNING: using do_widget_area with a widget area other than the shortcode one means that if you changes themes and the new theme has different sidebars, then this shortcode with a named widgete area will not work. Go that ?
[do_widget ...] Parameters:
[do_widget_area ...] Parameters:
See the settings page for links to help your create the shortcodes in a page.
To 'remove debug mode' remove ?do_widget_debug=1 from the url you are looking at (NOTE it only debugs if you are logged in and an administrator, so this is really NOT a problem.)
The plugin has been tested with most standard widgets (rss feeds, tag cloud, pages, meta, search, and of course my own plugins widgets - upcoming events list, calendar and user lists.
If you use a widget more than once for different reasons, you may need to use the widget id to isolate which widget instance and it's settings to use. ie: [do_widget id=categories-6] . If you just use the name, it will display all widgets in the shortcode sidebar with that name (all instances).
If you liked this plugin, you might also like my other plugins: icalevents.com - a ics compliant events plugin fully integrated with wordpress, so it will work with many other plugins (seo, maps, social) wpusersplugin.com - a suite of plugins to help with membership sites. Major plugin is amr users