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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

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Widget Shortcode

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

ເດືອນພຶດສະພາ 12, 2021
Plugin works as described
ເດືອນກຸມພາ 3, 2021
I had tried another plugin to use a widget in the gutenberg block editor on a page, however that plugin had some issues so was not ideal. Widget shortcode enabled me to add my widget by copying the generated shortcode to the shortcode block in the block editor, resulting in the widget being displayed perfectly on the page.
ເດືອນມັງກອນ 13, 2021
Its a great little plugin. Quite useful thing to have on your site for easy customization. I hope the author will keep it updated and in-line with future wordpress releases.
ເດືອນພະຈິກ 2, 2020
Works perfectly, I hope the author will keep this great plugin up to date! Thanks !
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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 13 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

0.3.5

  • Add support for the Additional CSS Classes field in Gutenberg

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