Useful Plugin Categories Archive: Widgets

amr shortcode any widget

This plugin allows assigning a shortcode to any widget so that it can be inserted anywhere (provided the element supports shortcodes).

Dashboard Widgets Suite

Utilty for adding functionality to the WP dashboard. Not sure it’s not overkill. Maybe need to test another time.

Notable Installations

  1. Gary O'Sullivan RWD WordPress site - installed 12/9/18, as a test

Dynamic Widgets

Allows you to conditionally display/hide widgets based on a large set of parameters. I have been using this forever on most sites. It is somewhat esoteric, in that civilians might have difficulty using it.

Notable Installations

  1. Pretty much every site I build -

Genesis Featured Page Advanced

If you build Web sites with Genesis, it’s an absolute no-brainer to install and use this plugin, which is a huge improvement over the “Genesis Featured Page” widget. Here’s an example of what can appear on the frontend, using three …
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Notable Installations

  1. Every Genesis site going forward -

Genesis Featured Widget Amplified

*** Added it to GaryO RWD site today, 12/14/18, on Home Page, for Keynote Presentation CPT. Nice! Found in Facebook Genesis group. From plugin site: Genesis Featured Widget Amplified adds additional functionality to the Genesis Featured Posts Widget. Specifically it: …
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Notable Installations

  1. GaryO RWD site - Home page widget for CPT Keynote Presentations!
  2. GaryO RWD site - After-Entry widget for recent posts

List Custom Taxonomy Widget

Creates a listing of custom taxonmy in sidebar.

Notable Installations

  1. nwbDocs - For Useful Plugin Categories and many other CPTs

Widget Context

From the respo: Use Widget Context to show and hide widgets on certain sections of your site — front page, posts, pages, archives, search, etc. Use targeting by URLs (with wildcard support) for maximum flexibility. (Discovered 10/25/2020; should try)

Widget CSS Classes

(From the Repo:) Widget CSS Classes gives you the ability to add custom classes and ids to your WordPress widgets Please note that this plugin doesn’t enable you to enter custom CSS. You’ll need to edit your theme’s style.css or …
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Notable Installations

  1. Pretty much everywhere -

Widget Options

My new GO-TO now! It works with MEPR and hiding widgets based on membership, using simple MEPR conditional.
Lots of 5-star ratings. But a quick test on OTT tells me it’s not as robust as Dynamic Widgets.
At 10/25/2020, it looks as if there has been a takeover by another dev. I should give it another chance. Liking it at 9/29/21 (installed on FTO).

Notable Installations

  1. First tried on OTT RWD site - Deleted it shortly thereafter.
  2. SEBA BG dot org - Added 7/30/21 to test
  3. Following Through dot Org - Addd 9/29/21 - real nice
  4. nwb Docs - Added 10/11/21 - PERFECT for MEPR and widget protection