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 separate widgets or a entire widget area (sidebar) into a page using a shortcode.
The Widgets settings are specified in a specially created "widgets for shortcode" sidebar, just like you normally setuop a widget.
The Plugin will call that 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]
[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.
If the plugin cannot work out what you want and you are logged in as an administrator, it will show a debug prompt to you, the logged in admin only.
Click on the link 'Try debug'. It will produce a bunch of info. Look for the id of your widget in the shortcodes sidebar (you may have to scroll through a lot of debug info). Try using the widget id. Sometimes the widget name that wordpress calls it internally is not the same as what you see on the screen and you will need the 'debug' to find the id.
[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