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Populate sidebar with widgets in php code (1 post)

  1. etsuei
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey guys. I've hit an epic roadblock and I'm beginning to go crazy.

    Is there a way to populate a sidebar with available widgets. So for example, say if I create a new custom sidebar and I want to auto populate it with a set of widgets (ie. text, tag_cloud).

    I've been trying to trace the steps by looking through the admin-ajax.php and rewriting the code in a plugin. Basically mimicing the ajax calls that are done from the widgets page.

    I hit a wall when I'm trying to access the global variables like:
    $wp_registered_widget_updates
    $wp_registered_sidebars
    $sidebars_widgets
    $wp_registered_widgets

    Problem is they're all empty! However when using ajax they are set. I've tried including all files and including all actions that the admin-ajax runs and with no success.

    Any help or direction on how to do this would help. Thanks!

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