WordPress Widget Options Tutorial (Part 3) – The Title and Stuff



In this short series we’re going to cover how to add some options to a WordPress widget, use those options to submit data, and then use that data to do some stuff.

This will not be a tutorial for beginners, so please check out some of my older tutorials before hand.

In this part I will be showing you what you can expect from this series.

Video by Austin Gregory of AwfulMedia.com

Learn WordPress:

On the Codex:
http://codex.wordpress.org/Widgets_API

Tutsplus:
http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/creative-coding/building-custom-wordpress-widgets/

What are arrays?
http://php.net/manual/en/language.types.array.php

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http://www.awfulmedia.com/

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10 thoughts on “WordPress Widget Options Tutorial (Part 3) – The Title and Stuff

  1. This series was pretty helpful, but I feel like there was some stuff left out. Can you give us an update or something? Can you elaborate on what $this->get_field_X('text') does?

    Is it possible for me to save data in a multidimensional array? For example, if I wanted to allow the user to save an arbitrary amount of dates in to $instance under a single tag ($instance['dates'][x] for x=1..n n=natural, for instance (heh).) 

    Thanks, and great vids on wp widgets. Subbed.

  2. What happened to the end and the rest of the lesson here?? There must be more somewhere else. Please update this lesson to a conclusion please.

  3. i love your videos, that's really helping me building my first wordpress site .. 
    i wanna to widgetize my wordpress theme. can you mention that in your next tutorials please ? :)

  4. Third, I failed to insert the code "previous posts" and "new posts" function. They don't work. I am not sure what I am missing. Please make a short video for this if you have time. =) Thank you so much.

  5. The second problem that Im facing is that, How can I make a video pop up window without installing a plugin? For example, if we are making a theme for sell, how can we ask the users to install a plugin? So, I want to use coding rather than plugins.

  6. Hi, I encounter few problems. Please help~
    So, I'm making a background slider.
    style="background-image: url(' blah blah blah ')"
    I want to know the function for getting the post's featured image display so that I can put it into the url(' ').
    I cannot find the function that work for this code. Please help.

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