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Widget Instance

Display an active widget added to a sidebar within the editor or by using a shortcode, function or action.

Widgets are normally displayed as part of a sidebar using the dynamic_sidebar() function. There is the_widget function for static widgets, but there is no equivalent for specific widgets configured in the Appearance > Widgets area.

The Widget Instance plugin allows WordPress users of all abilities to display these widgets outside of the sidebars they have been assigned to.

Features
  1. A wysiwyg editor button for selecting available widgets,
  2. A shortcode [widget_instance id="[widget_id]"],
  3. A theme action do_action('widget_instance', [widget_id]) and finally
  4. Utility functions for developers get_widget_instance and widget_instance
Usage
  • [widget_instance id="[widget_id]"]
  • do_action('widget_instance', '[widget_id]');
  • the_widget_instance('[widget_id]');
  • get_the_widget_instance('[widget_id]');

Requires: 2.9.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.4
Last Updated: 2015-6-25
Active Installs: 1,000+

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