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Responsive Widgets


Looking for widgets that display text, code, images or WordPress shortags only on a specific device? Then this plugin is for you!

How it works:

After installing Responsive Widgets plugin, browse to your WP dashboard, go to Appearance -> Widgets page and there you will see
a whole bunch of new widgets titled to their specified device. Load up as many as you want in your favorite sidebar area to display
specific content on that specific device and no other.

You will notice that some devices may also reffer to similar devices as well. For instance the generic tablet widget will obviously display on all tablets, iPad, Android Samsung etc. That is why most widgets have checkboxes to toggle display on or off for conflicting devices.
(See screenshots tab)

These options are available everywhere that I could find a conflicting device where unwanted duplication may occur.

Please be vocal before voting “Broken”

This is my first plugin and hope that you, the community, will help me find the bugs! If you must vote broken or under 3 stars please contact me with the issue also. Thanks.


  • This screenshot depicts the Mobile (landscape) widget. Obviously iPhones are also mobile devices so you have the option for this widget's content to be hidden on iPhones.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

Manual installation:

  1. Download.
  2. Upload Responsive-Widgets to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Checkout your new widgets!

Better yet:
Within your WP dashboard,

  1. Mouse over “Plugins” and click “Add New”.
  2. Search “Responsive Widgets”.
  3. Hit “Install Now”.
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard
  5. Once complete, browse to Appearance->Widgets to see your new widgets!


What devices are supported?

Desktop size screen – 1030px+
Large monitor – 1240px+
Mobile device – 0 – 320px
Phablet screen sizes – 481px+
Tablet – Landscape / Portrait
iPad – Landscape / Portrait
iPhone 5 – Landscape / Portrait
Nexus Tablet
Nook Tablet
Playstation Vita
Sansung Tablets
Surface Tablet
Windows Phone OS
And a Print only widget!

Can the plugin be extended to support more devices?

Why yes it can! The plugin is built with a mix of CSS media queries that work together with a very extensive PHP library called Mobile Detect. Please submit an issue at this project’s Github

Widgets aren’t my thing…

You may be interested in a shortcode version of Scientifik’s Responsive Widgets. Its by Jesse Friedman and called WP Mobile Detect.

Contributors & Developers

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


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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Initial Release