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Fun with Theme Widgets


This plugin searches the themes directory for .widget.php files. When it finds one it will add the contents of the file as a widget that can be added to any dynamic sidebar.


To create a new widget, with the plugin activated, follow these steps:

Step 1 – Create a new file in your theme called {something}.widget.php

Step 2 – Add a PHP comment at the top of the file. For example:

Widget Name: 3 Random Posts
Widget Description: Outputs 3 random posts in a list

Step 3 – Add the theme tags and code you want in your widget.

Step 4 – Open the WordPress admin and use widgets in the normal way.


This plugin requires PHP5

Add to the plugin directory then activate it.

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Contributors & Developers

“Fun with Theme Widgets” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.