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Widget Shortcode

Description

The shortcode requires the widget ID, but no need to guess, the plugin generates the code for you. To override the widget title for a widget you can use the “title” parameter:
[widget id=”text-1″ title=”New title”]
You can also hide the widget title entirely if desired:
[widget id=”text-1″ title=”0″]

Additional Parameters:

  • container_tag: the HTML tag to use for the widget container, default: div
  • container_class: CSS classname added to the widget container, default: widget %2$s (Note: uses sprintf for variable substitution)
  • container_id: HTML ID attribute for the widget container, default: %1$s (Note: uses sprintf for variable substitution)
  • title_tag: HTML tag to use for the widget title wrapper, default: h2
  • title_class: CSS classname for the widget title wrapper, default: widgettitle

Screenshots

  • The plugin generates the shortcode for you
  • The shortcode generator in TinyMCE editor
  • The new Widget Shortcode block in Gutenberg

Installation

  1. Upload the whole plugin directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. That’s it. Use the [widget] shortcode anywhere you want
  4. Enjoy!

Reviews

مارس 2, 2019
Hi, this is really helping me out, thank you! Very nice that it is working with Gutenberg, inserting widgets in the content from a drop-down, no copy-pasting of shortcodes, and a preview inside the block editor! Just some minor glitches/enhancements: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/advanced-additional-css-class-broken-wp-5-1-gutenberg/ https://wordpress.org/support/topic/make-link-inside-widget-non-clickable-in-the-preview-in-the-editor/ https://wordpress.org/support/topic/make-additional-attributes-available-in-block-editor-gutenberg/ Fixing the first two of these, would totally earn you that fifth star—and a donation 😉 TIA
نونبر 10, 2018
The plugin works really well and it feels very lightweight. I'm glad I stumbled upon this plugin long time ago and marked it as favorite, I thought 'um.. this looks interesting and it might come in handy sometime later. That time came working on a theme that strictly shows post grid throught the use of widgets but only in 'home', so with the help of this plugin I was able to put the post grid in any page I wanted. You just saved me hours of doing custom PHP code. Thank you!
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Contributors & Developers

“Widget Shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Widget Shortcode” has been translated into 4 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

0.3.4

  • New Gutenberg block

0.3.3

  • Additional CSS classes to the widget wrapper

0.3.2

  • Fix bug with getting correct widget instance. Thanks @frankieandshadow!

0.3.0

  • Fix possible notice message

0.2.9

  • Fix notice messages regarding unregistered widgets

0.2.8

  • Fix bug where widget titles do not show. Thanks @websitedons!

0.2.7

  • update how the shortcode code is displayed to avoid potential problems; thanks @websitedons!

0.2.6

  • Fix for possible notice message
  • Additional parameters to control the widget output

0.2.5

  • Fix notice message if widget is inactive

0.2.4

  • Shortcode generator in TinyMCE
  • i18n
  • Minor code refactoring

0.2.3

  • Fixed missing widget classes and ID from before_widget

0.2.2

  • Fixed a bug with removing titles from widget
  • Compatibility with Widget Title Links and other plugins that change the widget args

0.2.1

  • Added the ability to override the widget title in shortcode
  • Support for filtering the default widget args
  • Cleared the PHP notice

0.2

  • Added do_widget function
  • Added the ‘title’ option which enables to suppress the widget title