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How to use your own widget icon in the WordPress Widget customizer

In developing deeper integration with the Customizer functionality of WordPress, I wanted to use a custom icon for my IDX+ plugin’s widgets. By default, WordPress defines a list of icons using their dashicons icon set and tries to guess the best icon for your widget based on the CSS class of your widget. Check out […]

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How to Tell if Your WordPress Widget is Active

Ever wonder if your widget is activated on an external site? Here’s how to find out. When you register a sidebar widget, you use code like this: register_sidebar_widget(array(‘Name of Widget’, ‘class-of-widget’), ‘widget_function’); If you want to check whether the widget is activated (you may want to for a variety of reasons), you can do it […]

Personal Plugins

VerticalResponse Widget for WordPress

Don’t have VerticalResponse? Try it out for free. This is a portal page for bug reports, recommendations, or feedback on the VerticalResponse Newsletter widget for WordPress.  Get the VR widget from Go to the widget’s page on to download the most recent version of the plugin. Bugs, feedback, suggestions: Leave feedback in the […]

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Constant Contact WordPress Widget – Add a Newsletter Signup Form to your Sidebar

This widget adds a Constant Contact signup form to your blog’s sidebar without touching code. Download the Widget Includes options for Title, Button Text, Tag Wrapper, Form ID Code, and Intro Paragraph, show or hide CC link, Safe Subscribe link, and template options. New: add a form in your page or post by writing [constantcontact] […]