Support » Plugin: Page Builder by SiteOrigin » Custom widget not showing content

  • Resolved Insomnia88


    Hi, I created a custom widget using your docs. The widget is appearing correctly on your widget overview and on the edit page. I can also configure the form inside it (I used your hello world example and just renamed it). The problem is that the content doesn’t appear at the preview/published site. I have the feeling that maybe my template file isn’t found. I used both options: The preset tree (a tpl folder including a *.php file) and by defining it through


    Is there any way to test/debug where the problem is?

    My main widget file:

    Widget Name: divider widget
    Description: An example widget which displays 'Hello world!'.
    Author: Me
    Author URI:
    Widget URI:,
    Video URI:
    class Divider_Widget extends SiteOrigin_Widget {
        function __construct() {
                'divider widget',
                    'description' => 'A hello world widget',
                    'help'        => '',
                    'text' => array(
                        'type' => 'text',
                        'label' => 'Hello world! goes here',
                        'default' => 'Hello world!'
        function get_template_name($instance) {
            return 'divider-widget-template.php';
    siteorigin_widget_register('divider-widget', __FILE__, 'Divider_Widget');
    function my_awesome_widget_banner_img_src( $banner_url, $widget_meta ) {
        if( $widget_meta['ID'] == 'divider-widget') {
            $banner_url = get_theme_file_uri().'/inc/custom-widgets/divider-widget/assets/banner.svg';
        return $banner_url;
    add_filter( 'siteorigin_widgets_widget_banner', 'my_awesome_widget_banner_img_src', 10, 2);

    and my tpl:

        <?php echo wp_kses_post($instance['text']) ?>
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  • Plugin Support alexgso


    Hi insomnia88,

    I suspect the issue is that you’ve included the extension – we append .php automatically. Try replacing:

    return 'divider-widget-template.php';


    return 'divider-widget-template';

    If that doesn’t help, please open so-widgets-bundle/base/siteorigin-widget.class.php and replace:

    @ include $template_file;

    Change to:

    include $template_file;

    You should now see any potential error messages related to the template not including.

    Thanks for your fast response.

    You were right, it was just the .php extension at the template name. I am ashamed that I havn’t noticed it myself.

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