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Creating a Custom Widget in WordPress
// Creating a Custom widget
/**
* Adds Foo_Widget widget.
*/
class Foo_Widget extends WP_Widget {
/**
* Register widget with WordPress.
*/
function __construct() {
parent::__construct(
'foo_widget', // Base ID
__( 'Custom Meetup Widget', 'text_domain' ), // Name
array( 'description' => __( 'An example of a custom widget', 'text_domain' ), ) // Args
);
}
/**
* Front-end display of widget.
*
* @see WP_Widget::widget()
*
* @param array $args Widget arguments.
* @param array $instance Saved values from database.
*/
public function widget( $args, $instance ) {
echo $args['before_widget'];
if ( ! empty( $instance['title'] ) ) {
echo $args['before_title'] . apply_filters( 'widget_title', $instance['title'] ). $args['after_title'];
}
echo __( 'Hello, World!', 'text_domain' );
echo $args['after_widget'];
}
/**
* Back-end widget form.
*
* @see WP_Widget::form()
*
* @param array $instance Previously saved values from database.
*/
public function form( $instance ) {
$title = ! empty( $instance['title'] ) ? $instance['title'] : __( 'New title', 'text_domain' );
?>
<p>
<label for="<?php echo $this->get_field_id( 'title' ); ?>"><?php _e( 'Title:' ); ?></label>
<input class="widefat" id="<?php echo $this->get_field_id( 'title' ); ?>" name="<?php echo $this->get_field_name( 'title' ); ?>" type="text" value="<?php echo esc_attr( $title ); ?>">
</p>
<?php
}
/**
* Sanitize widget form values as they are saved.
*
* @see WP_Widget::update()
*
* @param array $new_instance Values just sent to be saved.
* @param array $old_instance Previously saved values from database.
*
* @return array Updated safe values to be saved.
*/
public function update( $new_instance, $old_instance ) {
$instance = array();
$instance['title'] = ( ! empty( $new_instance['title'] ) ) ? strip_tags( $new_instance['title'] ) : '';
return $instance;
}
} // class Foo_Widget
// register Foo_Widget widget
function register_foo_widget() {
register_widget( 'Foo_Widget' );
}
add_action( 'widgets_init', 'register_foo_widget' );
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