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  • Sorry for the very weird title, I just can’t figure out a better title.

    Ok so, because I want flexibility of changing Themes, updating WordPress, … I hate writing code in the Theme-Files (for example: “footer.php”) to change something I want to change.

    The sidebar on the other hand, is very easy to change through widgets. Which can be easily enabled/disabled and added/removed.

    Is there any way to get this type of flexibility also in theme-files?
    Not really drag & dropping widgets, but are there like some action hooks which can replace certain area’s in the theme-files?

    For example: I’ve written a plugin that should always show as last item on homepage, and also on a single post page.
    (last item in content, so before sidebar/footer)

    Now instead of changing the Theme-files (page.php and home.php) and putting in a few lines of code
    if (function_exists('name')) { name(); }
    I just want it to go there automatically so I don’t have to change other themes later on, or change it again when I update wordpress…

    So my question is, is this possible to achieve? Or do I just have to stick with editing theme-files…

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