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WordPress Create A Widget Tutorial

WordPress Create A Widget Tutorial for your easy understanding of creating new Widget for your theme and Plugin with the Help of this tutorial. Lets get into the topic to create a simple widget for your easy understanding.


Lets start by extending the WordPress built in Widget Class. It helps us to code and get a structured Widget.  Here is a Sample code.

class KV_Simple_Widget extend WP_Widget { 

}// End of Class.

The above class must be hooked into your WordPress Plugin’s main file or Your theme ” functions.php “.  Than the class will take care. And you need to hook this above class to create your widget with the help of following code.

add_action(   'widgets_init',   create_function('','return register_widget("KV_Simple_Widget");'));

Now, Lets move to add information to your widget and make it to available on admin Widgets page.

class KV_Simple_Widget extends WP_Widget {

    function KV_Simple_Widget() {                  

                'KV Simple Widget', // kv name your widget here. 
                 array(    'classname' => 'KV_Simple_Widget',  'description' => 'A simple plugin to create Exchange rates widget.' ) //description to know about your widget. 

The above class requires one another function. Just hook this function to get view the Widget details on admin widget page.

  function widget($args, $instance) { // kv widget sidebar output
        extract($args, EXTR_SKIP);
        echo $before_widget; // kv pre-widget code from theme
        print  'Your Widget Operation Goes here. ' ; 
	echo $after_widget; // kv  post-widget code from theme
} // Class ends here. 

Thats it for simple class to create Widget.



About Varadharaj V

The founder of Kvcodes, Varadharaj V is an ERP Analyst and a Web developer specializing in WordPress(WP), WP Theme development, WP Plugin development, Frontaccounting(FA), Sales, Purchases, Inventory, Ledgers, Payroll & HRM, CRM, FA Core Customization, PHP and Data Analyst. Database Management Advance Level

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