Useful Plugin Categories Archive: Widgets

amr shortcode any widget

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

Dashboard Widgets Suite

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

Dynamic Widgets

ME: 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.

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 …
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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 …
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List Custom Taxonomy Widget

ME: Creates a listing of custom taxonmy in sidebar.

Widget Context

ME: 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 …
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Widget Options

ME: 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).