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Oomph Clone Widgets


Insert a “+” button on widget titles in the widgets screen that will copy the widget and all of its settings into a new widget.


  1. Upload oomph-clone-widgets to /wp-content/plugins/.
  2. Activate plugin through the WordPress Plugins menu.
  3. Click the “+” button on widgets to duplicate a widget


Works with this fix

If you hover your mouse to the right of the + symbol it will work and duplicate… But since I was designing this website for a client I had to find a fix so they could click the actual + symbol.

I ended up fixing this issue by adding some CSS so now you can hover over the actual + symbol.

Here’s the fix.

add this to your functions.php. Minor CSS fixes it.

function custom_admin_css() {
   echo '<style type="text/css">
.widget-top a.widget-action, .widget-top a.widget-action:hover {
    padding: 1px;
    display: inline-block;
}         </style>';

add_action('admin_head', 'custom_admin_css');

Something went wrong

This plugin worked great, but now when I add a widget to a sidebar for the first time it gets added twice and when I click on the plus sign it just opens the widgets settings… :-/

Doesn't work

As the prior reviewer said
“I have the + next to all widgets, but clicking that just opens up the widget settings.”

Worked for awhile, very useful!

Worked great, but then along the way now it does not. I have the + next to all widgets, but clicking that just opens up the widget settings. Not sure what’s going on, but would give this 5*s if it work would again 🙂 cheers,

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Contributors & Developers

“Oomph Clone Widgets” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.1 – Fixed readme file
1.2 – Fixed packaging
1.2.1 – Fixed version number
2.0.0 – Updated UI to work with WordPress 3.8 MP6 admin interface and dashicons. You should not upgrade to this version for WordPress blogs older than 3.8!