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Metro Theme Widget Titles plugin
* Plugin Name: Metro Theme Widget Titles
* Plugin URI:
* Description: Fixes a theme/plugin compatibility issue by removing the StudioPress Metro theme widget title filter and adding another filter that is compatible with plugins.
* Version: 0.1
* Author: John Sundberg
* Author URI:
* License: GPLv2 or later
Copyright 2013 John Sundberg (email:
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* Remove the Metro theme widget title filter
add_action( 'genesis_before', 'remove_metro_widget_title_filter' );
function remove_metro_widget_title_filter() {
remove_filter( 'widget_title', 'metro_widget_title' );
* Now re-add the span class to widget titles in a way that is compatible with plugins
add_filter( 'genesis_register_sidebar_defaults', 'bhww_metro_widget_titles' );
function bhww_metro_widget_titles( $defaults ) {
return array(
'before_widget' => '<div id="%1$s" class="widget %2$s"><div class="widget-wrap">',
'after_widget' => "</div></div>\n",
'before_title' => '<h4 class="widgettitle"><span class="widget-headline">', // Added span tag and class
'after_title' => "</span></h4>\n", // Added closing span tag
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