Widget Context

Description

Widget Context allows you to show or hide widgets on certain sections of your site — front page, posts, pages, archives, search, etc. It also features section targeting by URLs (with wildcard support) for maximum flexibility.

Get Involved:

Screenshots

  • Widget Context settings at the bottom of every widget
  • Widget Context plugin settings

Installation

  • Install the plugin through Add New Plugin feature in your WordPress dashboard — search for Widget Context.
  • Widget Context settings will appear automatically under each widget under Design > Widgets.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  • Install the plugin through Add New Plugin feature in your WordPress dashboard — search for Widget Context.
  • Widget Context settings will appear automatically under each widget under Design > Widgets.

Reviews

Awesome Plugin

Thank you Kaspars for this little great plugin.
I have just translated it into my language Danish, and hope others will have same joy of your plugin as I have.

Easy but powerful

Thank you so much for your great plugin.

I think “Target by URL” is the best option. Easy to understand and easy to use.

Excellent – and essential!

Excellent and essential plugin. Something like this should be part of core WP as it greatly extends its ease of customisation and flexibility.
Congratulations to the authors!

The best!

I hope that the developers continue to update this plugin, because it’s the best and useful.

Congratulation to the developers!

Super useful!

Allows you to show or hide different widgets on different pages and it works really well, super useful in my site. Keep up the great work!

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Contributors & Developers

“Widget Context” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Widget Context” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.0.5 (May 8, 2017)

  • Confirm the plugin works with the latest version of WordPress.
  • Add support for continuous testing via wp-dev-lib.

1.0.4 (May 6, 2016)

  • Confirm the plugin works with the latest version of WordPress.
  • Fix the PHP class constructor warning.
  • Move the widget context settings link.
  • Fix the initial context state in the customizer.

1.0.3

  • Include Russian translation (Thanks Flector!).
  • Add textdomain to the remaining strings.
  • Enable debugging if Debug Bar is available.

1.0.2

  • Load available custom post types and taxonomies right before visibility checks to avoid PHP warnings.
  • Run visibility checks only after the main post query has run. Fixes issues with WooCommerce.
  • Load our CSS and Javascript files only on widget and customizer admin pages.

1.0.1

  • Fix PHP warning in custom post type and taxonomy module.

1.0

  • Public release of the 1.0 refactoring.

1.0-beta

  • Improved settings page.

1.0-alpha

  • Refactor code to allow custom widget context modules.

0.8.3

  • Fix PHP warning that occurred on PHP 5.2.x.

0.8.2

  • Improved SSL/HTTPS detection.
  • Fix: Ensure that is_active_sidebar() & is_dynamic_sidebar() don’t return true when there are no widgets displayed on a page.
  • Two new filters so that other plugins can override widget context display/visibility logic.

0.8.1

  • Revert back to changing callback function in $wp_registered_widgets for attaching widget context setting controls.
  • Fix the word count logic.

0.8

  • Major code rewrite and refactoring to improve performance and usability.
  • Fix bugs with URL targeting and empty lines in the “Target by URL” textarea.

0.7.2

0.7.1

  • Confirm that the plugin works with the latest version of WP.

0.7

  • Bug fix: check for active sidebars only after $paged has been set.

0.6

  • Don’t check for used sidebars on each widget load. Allow absolute URLs in the URL check.

0.5

  • Added distinction between is_front_page() and is_home(). Remove widgets from wp_get_sidebars_widgets() if they are not being displayed — this way you can check if a particular sidebar is empty.

0.4.5

  • Widget output callback couldn’t determine the widget_id.

0.4.4

  • Fixed widget control parameter transfer for widgets that don’t use the new widget api.

0.4.2

  • Initial release on Plugin repository.