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Widget Context

Show or hide widgets on specific posts, pages or sections of your site.

29 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
4 stars
Settings Sometimes Disappear - Otherwise Great Plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

I've used this plugin many, many times across multiple websites and overall have been very happy with it. I've had issues with the settings not saving correctly after they've been set though. I haven't been able to decipher a pattern when this happens, if there even is one, so I'm not sure why it happens. Luckily, the settings are easy to redo so I normally don't make a fuss about it unless it caused something embarrassing on this site (I did notice some of my client's content missing once -- that wasn't fun!).

All in all a good plugin, though not 100% reliable always.

5 stars
Using it on some sites
By , for WP 3.9

This plugin takes the pain of organizing your site, really good when you have a complex WordPress site, or building for clients.

5 stars
Section Feature is brilliant
By , for WP 3.8.1

Oh man! You just saved my life!
I needed dynamic widgets for a bigger project with several custom post types. Your "Section Feature", where you allow for adding URLs as show/no-show criteria, is a brilliant idea! All other solutions (including the famous "dynamic widgets" plugin) did not provide any possibility for targeting single cpt-posts.


1 star
Stops Working Frequently / Fails to Save Widget Settings
By , for WP 3.8

I have had this installed for close to a year now, on four different WP sites and know that when it does work it is a good widget; but that it frequently stops working, and will reset itself to its installed default settings and drop previously saved configurations for any of the widgets your attempting to manage within your site.

Warning, there has been little or NO support on this widget. And the most critical bugs have not been addressed by the developer in over two years or more.

5 stars
Superb plugin
By , for WP 3.7.1

Always use this plugin, very useful.

4 stars
By , for WP 3.7.1

Does what it says. Thank you!

5 stars
By , for WP 3.7.1

I like the ease of use.

5 stars
Excellent. It should be included in WP Core.
By , for WP 3.7.1

Thanks for this great work.

3 stars
Show by / Hide by URL is Sketchy
By ,

Using this plugin used to be great, but we can no longer reliably show or hide widgets on single URLs or even on wildcards.

It seems to work pretty well with the standard checkboxes, byt when you try to define URLs is doesn't always work, so on a few servers we've given up.

At the moment i'm messing with it somewhere that I noticed it had stopped working - Not sure why, and the forums filled with users about trying this or that at different servers, and other's who have hasd it stop working.

That that may be "fine" for some people, but it does kill my ability to give 5 star rating for this plugin.

The best thing I can say about it now (and we've used it at over 20 sites) is that "if you futz with it long enough you can usually get it working."

Developers and site owners need a plugin to consistently and reliably have showing and hide any widget they wish, and unfortunately, this plugin has lost it's way.

5 stars
great plugin
By , for WP 3.6.1

Works well

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