[wp-hackers] Prevent display of dynamic sidebar in widgets.php

Andy Charrington-Wilden andycharrington at gmail.com
Sun May 15 16:55:03 UTC 2011

Hi Nacin

Thanks for the response. I'm not sure what you mean though. Could you please elaborate a little?

I am successfully emulating the widgets page functionality in my plugin to allow assigning of widgets to sidebars. 

I'm not sure how using the widget call would work? 


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On 15 May 2011, at 17:25, Andrew Nacin <wp at andrewnacin.com> wrote:

> On May 14, 2011 4:24 PM, "Andy Charrington-Wilden" <
> andycharrington at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all
>> I am trying to find a way to exclude a dynamic sidebar from the default
> widgets page (widgets.php) in wp-admin. I know it sounds crazy but I am
> using dynamic sidebars as part of a plugin and as such don't want the user
> to be able to assign widgets to the sidebars my plugin creates.
>> Does that makes sense? I hope so!
>> I haven't found any hooks I can use, so am wondering if the only option is
> to use CSS to hide the sidebar in widgets.php. Not the ideal solution to be
> honest so was hoping someone here had some bright ideas!
> Instead of leveraging dynamic_side ar() maybe your plugin should just call
> the_widget(). There isn't an API for assigning widgets to sidebars anyway.
> Nacin
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