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Fun with Theme Widgets

Provides a quick and easy way to add widgets as part of a theme without any additional PHP code.


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.

Requires: 2.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.7
Last Updated: 8 years ago
Active Installs: 10+


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