[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #31675: register_sidebar() without `id` parameter should be _doing_it_wrong()

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Wed Mar 18 01:44:29 UTC 2015

#31675: register_sidebar() without `id` parameter should be _doing_it_wrong()
 Reporter:  markjaquith  |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Widgets      |    Version:
 Severity:  normal       |   Keywords:
  Focuses:               |
 If you register a widget area with `register_sidebar()` and neglect to
 provide an `id` parameter, WordPress generates auto-increment ones for
 you. The `id` is how WordPress stores the widget area's contents.

 Consider this:

 register_sidebar( array( 'One' ) );
 register_sidebar( array( 'Two' ) );
 register_sidebar( array( 'Three' ) );

 If you comment out 'One' or 'Two', the contents of the remaining ones will
 get scrambled!

 Best practice is to provide an 'id'. We should encourage that.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/31675>
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