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  • I was thinking that it’s getting a bit of a pain to download my theme, update/put something in the sidebar (e.g a new plugin code, or a rss feed of somesort, or just a picture or w/e), upload it, etc.

    Could someone build a plugin that lets people add stuff to the sidebar?


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  • It’s really that hard to open up your sidebar and drop in a function? I mean how often are you doing it?

    Why not set the sidebar.php to writeable, and then in wp-admin/presentation choose the sidebar.php and add or remove whatever you like?

    It’s built in, why make a plugin?

    How should such a plugin work? Because every theme can implement its sidebar different, which HTML tags should the plugin use to build up a document structure? That won’t work for a lot of us.

    I can see some quite good reasons for it

    Sometimes you switch a theme a fair bit until you settle on one you really like, and often people have advertising tiles etc they would like appearing.

    There is as much reason for this as say the excellent subscribe_me plugin.

    Sure you can do it with includes each time with the theme editor, but it can be a pain remembering everything.

    I will have a chat with my programmers about it

    There is one theme out there that integrates specific plugins and code to have a more module-oriented functionality. It’s been discussed here a lot — it wouldn’t be that hard to come up with a common way of ‘describing’ how elements should be encapsulated in output. It would however make output a bit more messy for plugin writers…


    Can you consider this ‘the original’ widgets thread?

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