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Widgets Reset


Ever had a widget get stuck in a particular sidebar or widget area? Are your widgets missing when you switch themes?

This plugin will remove all widgets, setting everything back to the factory settings.


  1. Upload widgets-reset to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to Appearance > Widgets Reset to reset your widgets.

More detailed instructions are included in the plugin’s readme.html file. It is important to note that this will completely remove all widgets.


Why was this plugin created?

When switching themes, widgets sometimes get “stuck” in the old theme’s sidebars/widget areas. This plugin allows you to quickly and easily reset your widgets.

Will my widget information be saved?

No. No. No.

I can’t stress enough that this completely resets everything. So, if you have some important information saved in something like a text widget, you better save it before resetting your widgets.

In short, don’t complain if you reset your widgets and lose information that you have been told to save.


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