Insert widget in theme without widget support? (6 posts)

  1. cacoe
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Is there a universal way to insert a widget on a theme without widget support or is it a per widget thing?

    I'm not bothered about creating widget areas on the theme I use (unless I need to do that to make this work), I just want to insert this particular widget:


  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You have to create a widget area to use that plugin/widget.

  3. kreativjustin
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yep, esmi is right. Themes will not use widgets unless the theme is 'widgetized'.


    Go there and follow the steps, if you still need help we are here.

  4. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Actually, if you have a specific location you want to use this particular Widget, just call the_widget() [Codex ref]


    <?php the_widget( 'Social_Widget' ); ?>

    (Note: refer to the Codex entry. You may need to pass some arguments to the call to the_widget(), in order to customize the appearance of the Widget.)

  5. cacoe
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks all! Very informative.

    Chip, I assume I'd have to look at the social widget code to see what arguments would need to be passed if it's not documented?

  6. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Most of it is standard. Take a look at the Codex ref I linked above.

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