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[Widgets on Pages] Custom Fields and widgets (4 posts)

  1. CodePig
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using Widgets on Pages to place some live content on my posts. I can see the fields boxes for the widgets on my post admin page and they work as expected, but what I would like to be able to do is to use custom fields so that I can change the values that way. Is there a way to see what the custom fields used by a widget are?

    Also, I found that I was not able to name a custom field with _ as the first letter. Is that typical?

    Thanks

  2. toddhalfpenny
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey CodePig,

    I have to be honest here and say that I don't know what you're after. What do you mean by custom fields in the above? Could you please give me an example of what you're trying to do?

    Ta,
    Todd

  3. CodePig
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Todd,

    Thanks for helping out!

    It seems I was a little mistaken in my original description. I'll clarify it here.
    I am using Widgets on Pages to run some widgets on my post pages.
    One of the widgets I am using is Twitter Tracker. I have been using the custom fields to load up data into my posts and wanted to be able to have that data also used by Twitter Tracker. Turns out that there is a field on the post/pages already. I would like to be able to change that field using the custom fields, but I have not been able to determine how.

    Basically, looking for a way to use custom fields to put in data into widgets that I am using "Widgets on Pages" to place on my posts. The example that I'm working on is Twitter Tracker, but would like to learn how to do this overall.

    Hope this makes more sense.
    Thanks,

  4. toddhalfpenny
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey again,

    I think, if I understand what you're after, that what you're trying to be done sadly can't with the current plugin (or the Widget for that matter).

    One thing you could do is have a separate widget set up for each of the settings and have these assigned to different "Widgets on Pages" sidebars... then call the specific sidebar you want using the Widgets on Pages shortcode.

    I hope this makes sense, oh and apologies if I've misunderstood what you're after.

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