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Dynamic Widgets

Dynamic Widgets gives you full control on which pages a widget will display. It lets you dynamicly show or hide widgets on WordPress pages.

2 reviews
Average Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Multisite buggy
By , for WP 4.0

Works great for the most part, but recently I've noticed that some sites that are created in our multisite environment don't create the necessary tables, so the plugin gives an error. We are able to get around this by manually running

CREATE TABLE pwp_100_dynamic_widgets (
widget_id varchar(60) DEFAULT NULL,
maintype varchar(50) DEFAULT NULL,
name varchar(40) DEFAULT NULL,
value longtext,
KEY widget_id (widget_id,maintype)

where 100 is our site id. Not sure what's gunking this up, or if it's another plugin on our site, but just wanted you to be aware of this happening.

Bad UX
By , for WP 4.1

The plugin does it's job fine. The reason I decided not to use it is the user experience. It's not implemented into the native widget-editor but rather adds yet another submenu. And it costs me to much time to actually make changes. "Every" step needs to be saved and the page is reloaded. The plugin is really powerful but the workflow eats up my time. PS: it wouldn't work when activated network wide. Had to activate it on every site individually.

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