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Widget Entries

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:

  • You can format your widget with the WordPress editor.
  • You can upload images directly to be shown in your widgets.
  • You can have widgets drafts.
  • You can use shortcodes inside your widget.
  • You can get back to a previous version of your widgets thanks to the revision feature.
  • You can export your widgets contents.

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.

This plugin uses the vtardia's Improved Include Page Plugin to show the Widget posts. Thanks for his outstanding job.

Translations are welcome! I will write your name down here if you donate your translation work. Thanks very much to:

  • marquex - English
  • marquex - Spanish

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.1.4
Last Updated: 2011-1-24
Downloads: 14,070

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