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Space Manager


WordPress’ built-in text widget is great, but it’s not all that user-friendly. Space Manager let’s you use the familiar WordPress’ post editor to create “Spaces” and organize them into “Zones”. You can drop these Zones into any sidebar and customize how you want to display them.


This plugin can easily be extended. Check out Ad Space Manager to learn how to create your own extension of the Space Manager plugin.


  • Setup zones to group your spaces logically
  • Create spaces within the zones
  • Use the built in tinyMCE editor to drop images into your spaces, just like writing a post.
  • Display the spaces in any sidebar and customize the appearance


  1. Upload space-manager to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Under the Settings menu click on “Space Manager”
  4. Create a “Zone”
  5. Create a “Space”
  6. Under the Appearance menu click on “Widgets”
  7. Drag the “Space Manager” widget to a sidebar

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“Space Manager” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Added more descriptive class names
Changed structure of output functions to make them more useful when overridden
Passed some helpful variables into filters


Made manager variable available to widget subclasses.
Added over-rideable spaceName and spaceContent functions.


Changed static reference to beforeZone, beforeSpace, beforeSpaceName, afterZone, afterSpace, afterSpaceName so that they can be overridden by sub classes.


Fixed problem that caused non administrators to be locked out of the admin


Initial plugin creation