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Widgets Reloaded

Replaces many of the default widgets with versions that allow much more control. Widgets come with highly customizable control panels.

Version 0.6.0

  • New include and exclude arguments for the Authors widget.
  • All widgets now have defaults set. This is so that there are no undefined index notices when calling a widget using the_widget() or similar methods.
  • Make sure the Calendar widget has a default title when shown in the customizer.
  • Adds a wrapper <p> for the Categories widget when there's no style set.
  • Eliminates all uses of extract() in accordance with new WP coding standards.
  • Removed trailing ?> from all PHP files.
  • Dropped search widget options in favor of playing more nicely with get_search_form() and its hooks.
  • Added the Domain Path plugin header.
  • Complete overhaul of the sanitizing/validating functionality in the plugin for smarter handling of widget option updates.
  • Incorporates newer HTML5 form fields in widget options where possible.
  • Added placeholders so that it's easier to understand what each widget option does.
  • Introduced the single_text and multiple_text options for the Tags widget.
  • Added Finnish, French, Romanian, Spanish, and Swedish translations.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 0.5.1

  • Added an upgrade notice for users below 0.5.0.
  • Added a fix for users of the MP6 plugin who are having issues with widget controls.

Version 0.5.0

  • Overhauled how the entire plugin works.
  • Ported in new versions of the widgets from the Hybrid Core framework.
  • Users of Hybrid Core-based themes can now use this plugin and the theme at the same time.
  • Recent Posts widget is no longer disabled.

Version 0.4.1

  • WP_DEBUG notices fixes so that the plugin is a bit cleaner and uses best practices.

Version 0.4.0

  • Revamped each of the widgets individually to be much easier to use (lots of pointing and clicking instead of typing in IDs).
  • Loads of new options and things to play around with.
  • Added the Navigation Menu widget to use the WordPress 3.0 nav menus.
  • Moved the language files into the languages folder.
  • Note that you may need to re-save your widget settings upon upgrade.

Version 0.3.0

  • The widgets are now completely ported over from the Hybrid theme framework. This just makes more sense than dealing with two separate codebases.
  • Individual widget files now begin with widget-.
  • The Categories widget now has a search option and the orderby option has two new parameters: slug and term_group.
  • Added a search and title_li option for the Bookmarks widget.
  • Added separator, search, name__like, pad_counts, parent, child_of, and hide_empty options for the Tags widget.
  • Added a number and offset option for the Pages widget.
  • Fixed the show_post_count option in the Archives widget.

Version 0.2.0

  • Completely rewrote every line of code to work with the WordPress 2.8+ widget API.
  • By God, I'm not going to document every one of those changes.
  • You'll likely have to re-add your widgets once you've upgraded because of the new widget system in WordPress.

Version 0.1.2

  • Code cleanup.
  • Added the Calendar widget.

Version 0.1.1

  • Cleaned up a lot of the code.
  • Fixed a few bugs.
  • Added the Authors widget.

Version 0.1.0

  • Plugin launch.

Requires: 3.9 or higher
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 8,000+


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