[wp-hackers] Programmatic Widget Handling

Peter Westwood peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Wed Oct 20 15:54:13 UTC 2010

On 20 Oct 2010, at 16:48, Jeremy Clarke wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 5:04 AM, Peter Westwood
> <peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk>wrote:
>> It sounds like what you need is a comprehensive widget management api!
>> The best way to get this is to work through the current widget code in
>> wp-admin/widgets.php and try and abstract it out into an api which that code
>> can use and your plugin can use.
>> Submit this as a core patch and once it is included you will have an api to
>> base your plugin on.
> +1
> WP needs this badly. Among other automation-related uses it would be great
> if themes could define initial widgets for their widget zones in
> functions.php rather than having hard-coded alternate content (which
> confuses users who go to Appearance > Widgets and see nothing there to
> explain what's already visible on the site).

Yes please!

Peter Westwood
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