Widgets Control

Description

Widgets Control is a toolbox that features visibility management for all widgets, sidebars and content sections.
It allows to show widgets and sidebars based on conditions –
you can choose to show them only on certain pages or
exclude them from being displayed.
Sections of content can also be restricted by using this plugin’s [widgets_control] shortcode.

For each widget and sidebar, you can decide where it should be displayed:

  • show it on all pages
  • show it on some pages
  • show it on all except some pages

To include or exclude pages, the plugin allows you to indicate page ids, titles or slugs and tokens that identify the front page, categories, tags, etc.

In addition to page ids, titles and slugs, these tokens can be used to determine where a widget should or should not be displayed:

[home] [front] [single] [page] [category] ...

On sites using WPML, widgets can be shown conditionally based on the language viewed.

The [widgets_control] shortcode is used to embed content and show it conditionally similar to the visibility options used for widgets and sidebars.
For example, [widgets_control conditions="{archive}"]This text is shown only when the content is displayed on an archive page.[/widgets_control].

See the documentation for more details.

Widgets Control works with virtually any widget. It is compatible with lots of plugins, among these it has been tested with:

Widgets Control Pro

Our Widgets Control Pro provides additional features:

  • Conditions based on the viewed post type. For example, show a widget only on posts with [type:post] or only on product pages with [type:product]
  • Show or hide widgets on full page hierarchies, where conditions are based on a parent page and all its child pages: some-page/*
  • Show or hide widgets based on user roles. For example, show a widget to subscribers and customers only: [role:subscriber,customer]
  • Show or hide widgets based on a user’s group membership with Groups. For example, show a widget only to registered users with [group:Registered] or show a widget only to users in a Premium group using [group:Premium]
  • Show or hide widgets for archive pages of a specific post type. For example, [archive:product] can be used to show widgets for the WooCommerce shop page and product archives only.
  • Allows to specify exclusions. For example, to show a widget only on pages, but exclude it from being shown on one or more specific pages.

Feedback

Feedback is welcome!

If you need help, have problems, want to leave feedback or want to provide constructive criticism, please do so here at the Widgets Control plugin page.

Please try to solve problems there before you rate this plugin or say it doesn’t work. There goes a lot of work into providing you with quality plugins!

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Thanks!

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Screenshots

  • Widget visibility example I.
  • Widget visibility example II.
  • Widget visibility example III.
  • Sidebar visibility example.
  • Shortcode usage examples to restrict sections of content.

FAQ

Where is the documentation for this plugin?

You can find the documentation on the Widgets Control documentation pages.

Reviews

Great!

Strusbobbin

Really a very awesome plug-in that does exactly what it says on the tin - and more. Well done and keep up the good work! Cheers.

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Changelog

1.5.0

  • Added the [widgets_control] shortcode.
  • Added changelog.txt and moved full changelog there.
  • Improvement: Using plugin_dir_path() and plugins_url() functions to determine paths.

Contributors & Developers

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

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