WP Custom Widget area

Description

A WordPress Plugin that makes it very simple and easy to create a custom widget areas, sidebars and Menu locations. With the help of this plugin you can create multiple custom widget areas, menu locations and use it wherever you want to show in your site.

It allows you to show custom widget areas and menu locations created with this plugin in any part of your site (i.e, as sidebars, bottom widget areas , in header and plus with this plugin now you can also show it in your pages and posts contents.) There’s two way of using this plugins. To show it in posts or pages content use shortcode link “Get shortcode” and for other like to show as sidebars etc. use code link “Get code”.

Screenshots

  • Custom widget area basic view.
  • Custom widget area advance view.
  • ** Menu locations ** create and use menus anywhere.

Installation

  1. Upload wp-custom-widget-area to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. click on CWA settings menu at left menu bar

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload wp-custom-widget-area to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. click on CWA settings menu at left menu bar
How to use custom widget area?
  1. Create a new Widget area.
    1. Click on the “get code” link.
    2. Copy the code and Paste it in a wordpress theme where you want to display it.
How to Use it in page or post content?
  1. Click on the “get shortcode” link form table below.
    1. Copy the shortcode and Paste it in a post or page editor where you want to display it.
How to customize widget style?
  1. Click on the advance link while creating new widget area and add widget class.
    1. Add custom css targeting your widget area class. i.e.
      .mynewwidgetareaclass a{ color: red; }
      at the bottom of your style.css where “.mynewwidgetareaclass” is your widget area class.
How to edit widget area?
  1. scroll down to the widget area table and click on the edit link.
    1. edit the widget area data.
    2. click on the update button to save changes.
How to use menu locations?
  1. Create a new Menu Location.
    1. Click on the “get code” link from table below.
    2. Copy the code and Paste it in a wordpress theme where you want to display it.
How to customize menu style?
  1. Pass the extra arguments while calling function
    i.e.
    wp_nav_menu( array( ‘theme_location’ => ‘footer-location’, ‘menu_class’ => ‘Cwa-menu’, [arguments] => [‘values’]… ) );
    Cick here to know more about available Parameters.
    [Note: for shortcode pass arguments like [menu theme_location=’footer-location’ ‘menu_class’=’Cwa-menu’ [arguments]=[values]…]

    1. Make sure you have passed custom menu class options i.e. ‘menu_class’ like in above code.
    2. Add custom css targeting your menu_class or container_class etc. i.e.
      .Cwa-menu a{ color: red; }
      at the bottom of your style.css.

Reviews

Great plugin!

Wow! Thank you for this awesome plugin! It does everything you said it would do — which is precisely what I’ve hoped to have for a very long time. BTW: I tried it to place the WP RSS widget in the middle of a page and it worked like a charm. I’m using WP Version 4.8.1

Does exactly what I was looking for

Totally happy with this plugin. Does exactly what I was looking for. I was able to create a widget on my photo blog for showing ‘recently viewed photos’. Needs a little studying before you get it to work, but the Help tab is a great…, eh…, help.

Smart and extremely useful!

I LOVE this plugin! The time where I was restricted by a theme is over. Thanks to this plugin, I can add stuff where I want on my website. I also appreciate that when creating a widget area, we get a class for the future widgets that will go there. We can even create a class for widgets titles. That’s great!

Also the doc is clear and easy to follow.

It would be even better if we got a class for the created area itself (not only for the widgets in it). In some cases, it can be useful. However it’s easy to wrap the code in a DIV and give that DIV a class.

Thank you for this great plugin that enhances websites easily!

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Custom Widget area” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.2.5

  • fixed script and styles equeue
  • Added new feature for custom wrapper elements.

1.2.2

  • Widget area bug fix for tag less code display on frontend. support ticket : widget-title-showing-in-code-form

1.2.1

  • Widget area edit form bug fix

1.2.0

  • Added widget area edit option

1.1.5

  • delete script bug fix

1.1.4

  • database table upgrade bug fix
  • form and js bug fix

1.1.3

  • widget area bug fix
  • improved user interface
  • easy and simple how to use help guide

1.1.2

  • database bug fix for v 1.1.0 and 1.1.1

1.1.1

  • database update fix for v 1.1.0

1.1.0

  • added new menu location feature
  • design update

1.0.4

  • 4.2 compatible

1.0.3

  • fix for “code conflict with CoSchedule plugin”

1.0.2

  • shortcode bug fix
  • removed unused assets

1.0.1

  • added widget area shortcode
  • how to use update

1.0.0

  • Launch version.