Widgetable

Description

It creates a custom post type of Widget and adds a meta box with some select boxes to the edit page.
A setting in: Settings -> Widgetable allows you to specify how many select boxes to show.
Easily add the Widgetable Widget to your sidebar and you’re done.

This plugin is geared for sidebars on a company website or non-blog sections of your website. It allows you to create reuseable text widgets, add custom logic with shortcodes or anything else you can do in the TinyMCE editor.

Screenshots

  • Meta box on the post and pages edit page.
  • Widgets are custom post type and use standard WordPress functionality
  • Add shortcodes to your widget content area for even more widget options. Here we grab certain testimonials based on type.
  • Widgets displayed on the frontend. Including a MailChimp newsletter form.
  • Add the custom widgets by adding the Widgetable Widget to your sidebar

Installation

  1. Add plugin to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add the Widgetable Widget to your sidebar or place <?php get_widgetables(); ?> in your template
  4. Go to Settings->Widgetable and choose how many widget spots you want to show
  5. Create a few widgets in the ‘Widgets’ area of your admin navigation
  6. Go to a page or post and select which widgets to show

FAQ

I don’t see the widgets on my website, what gives?

There are two ways to install widgetable:

  1. Add the Widgetable Widget to your sidebar.
  2. Add <?php get_widgetables(); ?> in the sidebar (or wherever you want them to display).

It might be smart to add if function_exists('get_widgetables') around your call.

How do I change the number of widget spots?

Go to Settings -> Widgetable and choose how many widget spots you want to show

How do I hide the widget title?

When adding your widget you can set a custom field of ‘hide_title’ to true or 1

How can I changed the widget template?

To update how the widgets display you will need to use the ‘widgetable_display_widget’ filter. Example coming soon…

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Contributors & Developers

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

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Changelog

1.3

  • Updated WP_Widget contstruct

1.2

  • Added ‘add_filters’ for the following items:
    ++ Width Post Types to display the widgetable meta box on ‘widgetable_post_types’ (default: post, page)
    ++ Order of default widgets ‘widgetable_default_order_by’
    ++ Removed template.php ‘widgetable_display_widget’
  • Added Menu Icons
  • Fixed PHP errors

1.1

  • Added widetable widget so you can easily add widgetable widgets to your sidebar.

1.0

  • Initial load of the plugin.