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Make Widgets multipliable

  1. leogermani
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    We should be able to use one widget more than one time on one or more sidebars. Today, when we put a widget somewhere, it goes off the list of available widgets, the idea is that it stays there and you can set up as many instances of it as you like.

    All instances, at first (because this would demand changing the widgets themselves) could share the same configuration - if configurations are present.

    But why in the world would I need it??

    Lets say you want to set up different sidebars for your home and your archive pages. You could set up two sidebars on your theme, but only display one at a time. thats cool... on you administration > presentation > widgets you would see two sidebars and would be able to configure them independently.

    but lets say you want the search box to be present on both sidebars? how would you do that?

    Thats my point..

    cheers

    Leo,,

    Posted: 12 years ago #
  2. vertino
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    Sidebar Modules (which also comes as default with the K2 theme) can already do this... however it doesn't appear to work since widgets became part of the WP-core in v2.2!

    I agree that multiple instances of widgets is a good thing to have.

    Posted: 12 years ago #
  3. bluefooz
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    I like the idea. Multiple widgets and conditional sidebars, sounds great!

    Posted: 12 years ago #
  4. marky
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    I agree completely. Why must a widget disappear from the available widgets list each time it's used?

    Allowing multiple instances of a widget would also remove the necessity for the "How many text widgets would you like" strangeness.

    Posted: 11 years ago #
  5. leogermani
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    It seems that this ideis is beeing implemented on wordpress 2.5
    Can anyone confirm that?

    Posted: 11 years ago #
  6. erlendds
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    It's not on my 2.5, but I have heard talk of it coming.

    Posted: 11 years ago #
  7. wsamuel
    Member

    Right, it doesn't appear to be in 2.5. This is something I would like. It comes up for me specifically with jPic Widget, which lets me put in an image in the sidebar via a URL. I put in one image, but would like to put in more.

    Posted: 11 years ago #
  8. Anonymous

    @wsamuel I agree with you.

    I have even put together a hack on jPic to get the multiple use the widget in my Sidebar(s), all it does is replicate the jPic Widget with a unique name and variables and configuration

    Posted: 11 years ago #
  9. Jen
    Inactive

    All widgets are multi-instance as of 2.8.

    Posted: 10 years ago #

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