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Widgets Admin Fix


This plugin adds the ability to link to specific sidebars in the widgets admin page and have them open up automatically. In addition, by default when visiting the widgets admin page, none of the sidebars are open.

<a href="<?php echo admin_url( 'widgets.php' ) .'?sidebar=aside'; ?>">Add Widgets</a>

You’ll need to know the IDs of the sidebars you’d like to have opened. For multiple sidebars, simply separate them with commas.

<a href="<?php echo admin_url( 'widgets.php' ) .'?sidebar=aside,body_open,before_the_loop'; ?>">Add Widgets</a>

Alternatively, you can use the add_widgets_link() function:

<?php echo waf_widgets_link( 'aside', 'Add Widgets to Aside' ); ?> <?php echo waf_widgets_link( 'aside,body_open,before_the_loop' ); ?>


  1. Upload the ‘widgets-admin-fix’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Contributors & Developers

“Widgets Admin Fix” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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* CHANGED: function name from add_widgets_link() to waf_widgets_link() * UPDATED: readme.txt * ADDED: license.txt

* Initial Release. (08/31/09)