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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.

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

  1. Upload widget-instance to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Within the editor, you can use the Widget Instance editor button to select from available widgets or enter a shortcode following the syntax: [widget_instance id="[widget_id]"]
  4. Optional step: If you would like to retain the sidebar format of the widget, check the Include Sidebar format checkbox
  5. Within template files you can use the following php snippets:
  • Action: do_action('widget_instance', '[widget_id]');
  • Function: the_widget_instance('[widget_id]');
  • Function: get_the_widget_instance('[widget_id]');

Requires: 2.9.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.5
Last Updated: 5 months ago
Active Installs: 1,000+


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