Restrict Widgets


Restrict Widgets is all in one solution for widget management in WordPress. It lets you easily control the pages that each widget will appear on and avoid creating multiple sidebars and duplicating widgets. You can also set who can manage widgets, which sidebars and widgets will be available to selected users, which widget options will be available and how it will be displayed.

By default, Hide widget on selected is enabled with no options selected, so all current widgets will continue to display on all pages.

For more information, check out plugin page at dFactory or plugin support forum.

Features include:

  • Hide or display each widget on selected pages, posts, categories, custom taxonomies, custom post types, single posts, archives, special pages, for logged in or logged out users, current language, mobile device and so on
  • Select which user roles are restricted to manage widgets
  • Select which sidebars will be restricted to admins only
  • Select which widgets will be restricted to admins only
  • Select which widget options will be restricted to admins only
  • Choose to display or not widget options as groups
  • Option to modify the is_active_sidebar() function to use Restrict Widgets display settings
  • Multisite compatible
  • WPML compatible
  • Polylang compatible
  • .pot file for translations included



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  1. Install Restrict Widgets either via the plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the Widgets menu and set your desired widgets options.


No questions yet.


Just what I needed

Perfect, quick and easy, did exactly what I wanted – shows certain widgets only to logged-on users.

Love this Plugin – It’s GREAT!

Works wonderfully and so simple to use too.
Previously I was using a “display widget” type of plugin, but it was removed from WP/Plugins.
I was dreading the idea of trying to find a comparable widget to be able to turn-on, turn-off certain pages/posts by page. But, Eureka!
This is the ONE! And…. it’s even better!
Thank you so much, Dev. You’re wonderful; please don’t leave us.
I’m sending you a donation now.

Easy and smart widget restriction

Best free-plugin for widgets

which did great work for me and is easy to handle – it obviously caused no lack of speed. I just now switched because it was doubled function-content with extended widget options plugin (which I just bought) and because that other plugin also worked with the customizer in front-end and.

Conclusion: if you just need minimal restriction-functions and don’t want to spend any money it’s even better than the free-version of “widget options” and can also give added value to it. Just when it comes to purchasing it doesn’t offer enough features like responsive columns or device-control.

Thank you for the good service so far and therefore 5-stars from me side.

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Contributors & Developers

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


“Restrict Widgets” has been translated into 7 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • New: Categories and Tags available in Taxonomy selection
  • Tweak: Removed local translation files in favor of WP repository translations.


  • New: Customizer support
  • New: Dedicated options page
  • Tweak: Switched from Chosen.js to Select2 script
  • Tweak: General code cleanup




  • Fix: Enable display/hide on any single page
  • Tweak: Change post type archive detection from get_post_type() to get_query_var

  • Fix: Page hide/display settings broken after 1.2.6 update



  • Tweak: UI improvements
  • Tweak: jQuery chosen updated to 1.2.0


  • Tweak: Widget options interface adjustments
  • Tweak: Confirmed WP 4.0 compatibility


  • Fix: Language options not accessible for WPML and Polylang


  • Tweak: UI fixes for WP 3.8


  • Fix: tags not working properly
  • Tweak: UI fixes for WP 3.8


  • New: Multisite support
  • New: Option to hide / show widget depending on the device (mobile or not)
  • New: bbPress specific options for hide / show widget
  • Fix: get_class error on widgets not using Widgets API
  • Fix: Logged-in or out users option not working properly


  • New: Introducing rw_option_display_name filter hook
  • Tweak: WPML not displaying page names in default site language


  • New: Czech translation by Martin Kucera


  • New: Option to modify the is_active_sidebar() function to use Restrict Widgets display settings
  • Fix: Compatibility fix for WordPress 3.6


  • Tweak: Optimized rw_display_widget() filter
  • New: Chinese translation by Changmeng Hu


  • Fix: Show on selected not working in some cases
  • Fix: Restricting on user_logged_in/out
  • Fix: Restricting for Polylang and WPML languages
  • New: Introducing filter rw_display_widget()


  • Fix: Widget options not saving if no options selected


Initial release