Wordpress - display specific widget

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asked Nov 18, 2010 by fomicz

I'm lost a bit.

Let's say I have a dynmic footer-siderbar. Easy so far.

    <?php get_sidebar("name") ?>  

Displys it in the footer.

But here we are. I want EACH widget inside of my grid:

         <div style="width: 100px:">
            <div style="width: 25%">First widget here</div>
            <div style="width: 25%">Second widget here<</div>
            <div style="width: 25%">Third widget here<</div>
            <div style="width: 25%">Fourth widget here<</div>

So get_sidebar isn't an option now, since it displays all widgets in a row. And I don't want to edit widgets itself.

How they do that in themes?


5 Answers

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answered Nov 18, 2010 by rhapsody

You can use the 'the_widget' function for this:

<?php the_widget($widget, $instance, $args); ?>

More information can be found on the Wordpress Codex - The_Widget reference.

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answered Nov 18, 2010 by vince-pettit

This is a good reference as well - Function Reference/dynamic sidebar « WordPress Codex

If you use the method on that page:

<ul id="sidebar">
 <?php if ( !dynamic_sidebar() ) : ?>
    <li>{static sidebar item 1}</li>
    <li>{static sidebar item 2}</li>
 <?php endif; ?>

You could then use CSS styling to position the sidebar widgets across the footer.

Edit to include the following...

Arras theme CSS:

#footer             { margin: 20px auto 0; width: 980px; background: #ECEBE6; padding-bottom: 10px; border: 1px solid #CCC; }
#footer .widgetcontainer    { padding: 5px 10px; min-width: 150px; }
.no-js #footer .widgetcontainer { height: 190px; }
#footer .widgettitle    { background: none; border: none; font-size: 14px; color: #444; padding: 0 0 10px; letter-spacing: -1px; }
#footer .widgetcontent  { font-size: 12px; background: none; padding: 0; border: none; }
#footer .footer-message { margin: 0; padding: 10px 15px 0; font-size: 11px; }
#footer .footer-message p { margin: 0 0 0.5em; }
#footer .footer-message .floatright { margin-left: 20px; }
#footer-sidebar     { overflow: hidden; margin: 10px 10px 0; padding: 0 0 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #CCC; }
#footer-sidebar .widgetcontainer    { float: left; margin: 0; max-width: 250px; }
#footer-sidebar ul  { list-style: none; margin: 0; padding: 0; }
#footer-sidebar li  { margin: 0 0 3px; }

Footer coding:

<ul id="footer-sidebar" class="clearfix xoxo">
        <?php if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar('Footer') ) : ?>
    <?php endif; ?>

In the theme it then places the widgets across the page.

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answered Nov 11, 2012 by globalz

Please checkout my new plugin that displays a specific widget.

Visit: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/widget-instance/

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answered Nov 4, 2013 by mahesh-budeti

Alternatively you can also use :

<?php dynamic_sidebar( 'sidebar-1' ); ?>   
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answered Sep 15, 2017 by jeffrey-carandang

You can use Widget Options Plugin to restrict or control the widgets visibility on any pages and devices; available for free on the repository : https://wordpress.org/plugins/widget-options/. Or try using widget_display_callback https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/hooks/widget_display_callback/ . I hope this helps.

function custom_display_callback( $instance, $widget, $args ){
    if( is_page() ){
        return false;
    return $instance;
add_filter( 'widget_display_callback', 'custom_display_callback', 50, 3 );

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