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Widget Magic


Implements a set of WordPress shortcodes and theme additions that allow widget content (initially just sidebars but eventually any text) to be used in any page or post using simple shortcodes.


For a sidebar:

[show_sidebar id="<sidebar id>"]


  • id: the id or name of the sidebar to be shown.


Why Widget Magic

I needed to reuse a specific piece of content in multiple places (specifically a sidebar in a page with no sidebar). This let me do that. In general WordPress does not appear to make it trivial to reuse smaller pieces of content in multiple places.



  • Readme changes.


  • Initial implementation.

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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