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[Plugin: NextGEN Gallery] Empty widget title still displays the widget title

  • According to the changelog, this bug was addressed and fixed in v1.5.1.. However I am using the LATEST and GREATEST, and I can report for sure that this has not been my experience in at least the LAST 3 versions of this plugin.. So before I use a CSS style or the widget.php hack posted (which is an ALL or NONE solution — not what I want), HOW do I get my widget title to NOT display when I leave it blank???

    V1.5.1 – 23.03.2010

    Bugfix : PHP4 compat issue for Add gallery & options page
    Bugfix : Gallery widget can now have a empty title


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  • For anyone wanting a fix for this add this to your NGG stylesheet:

    .widget_slideshow h4 {

    The downside to this fix is that it is an ALL or NONE type of solution.. It removes the widget title for ALL NGG widgets.. For me this is not a big issue as I am using slideshows in my widgets and prefer to not display the title above any of them.. but for others, this may not be a fully satisfying solution..

    Again I am running the LATEST version of NGG and despite the fact that this is reported FIXED in V1.5.1 – 23.03.2010, I can definitely report that this does not work for me in THREE separate installs of NGG.. Hence the need for me to find a workaround solution that doesn’t get wiped out everytime I upgrade NGG as the fix below does.

    Commented out line 29 as per this thread: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-nextgen-gallery-slideshow-widget-remove-sidebar-title?replies=5

    you have to remove the line

    $title = apply_filters(‘widget_title’, empty( $instance[‘title’] ) ? __(‘Slideshow’, ‘nggallery’) : $instance[‘title’]);

    That does the trick. 🙂

    I am having the same problem with the NextGEN Widget, not the slideshow. Now version 1.9.10 and this is still happeing. I found the similar line of code at #262.

    $title = apply_filters('widget_title', empty($instance['title']) ? '&nbsp' : $instance['title'], $instance, $this->id_base);

    I’ve tried commenting the line and removing the &nbsp (semi-colons removed so the test actually shows). All this does is give me a narrower title bar. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

    This bug seems to have been hanging around for years. Come-on guys get it together and fix this!!

    Ok, a two fold hack for widgets.php.

    Line #262 remove &nbsp.

    $title = apply_filters('widget_title', empty($instance['title']) ? '' : $instance['title'], $instance, $this->id_base);

    Line #307 change

    echo $before_widget . $before_title . $title . $after_title;


    echo $before_widget;
    if (!empty($title)) echo $before_title . $title . $after_title;

    If anyone has a better solution I would love to hear it. This still should be fixed in the plugin so it doesn’t need to be reapplied after an update!!

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