Widget Entries plugin creates the Widget post-type in the administration area to make easier the edition of the text widgets, and it also register a n
The text widget that comes with WordPress is one of the its most useful features because of its power and flexibility. It admits HTML code but it is not very comfortable to code in that small box, so that is the reason because some WYSIWYG widgets were created some later, you can add images, and format the text easily.
But widgets are pieces of our sites intended to change some often, and it would be nice to have revisions, or upload images just for them, use shortcodes... cutting the story short, to handle widgets as they were posts.
Widget Entries plugin creates the Widget post-type in the administration area to make easier the edition of the text widgets, and also register a new widget to import the widget entries easily.
This way of working has many advantages:
And you have more benefits like using php scripts inside the widgets.
This is the best way to manage your widgets when your theme has several sidebars, or different sidebars for every page. I recommend to use the Custom Sidebars plugin to create and assign sidebars to posts and pages.
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