Display featured posts, custom menus, html content and more within a single dynamic sidebar that can be customized on a per-page or site-wide basis.
Here is a very simple example of how to use an IntelliWidget titled "My First IntelliWidget."
From Appearance > Widgets admin, drag the IntelliWidget over to one of your existing sidebars.
Enter "My First IntelliWidget" in the Title input. Leave the "Link to Archive" box unchecked for now. Save the Widget.
Load a page from your site in a browser that uses the sidebar you just modified. You will see a menu of up to five links with the Title, "My First IntelliWidget." This is the default behavior: a menu of page links sorted by title. This is not very useful but it serves to understand the power of IntelliWidgets.
In the WordPress Admin, go to Pages and click to edit the page you just viewed. You will now see a new meta box labeled "IntelliWidget." Leave the "Use settings from" alone and click "Add new section."
When the page refreshes, you will see a new meta box with settings almost exactly like the ones in the Widgets Admin. Click the "Replaces" dropdown menu and you will see an option for the sidebar where you added the IntelliWidget. Select this option.
Give the section a title in the "Section Title" input. Type some text in the "Custom Text/HTML" textarea and select "Text Only-No Posts" option in the dropdown menu. Click "Save."
Now load the page you just edited in your browser. Instead of the menu from before, you now see the new title and the custom text you typed. If you go to any other page that uses the same sidebar, you will see the menu from before.
The point of this exercise is to demonstrate that any page can override the default widget with it's own custom section.
Lastly, you can select this page in the "Use Settings From..." menu from any other page to re-use these settings. This is useful if you have a sub-set of pages that need to re-use the same sidebar content. This feature alone can save hours of repetition wasted on many other "custom sidebar" plugins.
IMPORTANT: As of 1.4.5 the definition of "Future" posts (formerly "events") has been modified to simplify use and to make the interface more intuitive. This may require adjustments to date-dependent IntelliWidgets and Post date fields.
Checking "Only Future Posts" excludes posts with a Start Date < current date/time, regardless of Expire Date. (Formerly "Only Future Events.")
Checking "Exclude Future Posts" hides posts with a Start Date > current date/time, regardless of Expire Date. (Formerly "Only Active Events.")
The "Exclude Expired Posts" behavior has not changed.
Can be found at http://www.lilaeamedia.com/plugins/intelliwidget/
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Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.1
Last Updated: 2014-2-10
7 of 7 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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