[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #4280: Allow to constrain widgets being displayed on certain page types only

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Sun Dec 21 06:43:40 GMT 2008

#4280: Allow to constrain widgets being displayed on certain page types only
 Reporter:  torbens                  |        Owner:  mufasa  
     Type:  feature request          |       Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal                   |    Milestone:  2.8     
Component:  Administration           |      Version:  2.2     
 Severity:  normal                   |   Resolution:          
 Keywords:  has-patch needs-testing  |  
Comment (by strider72):

 GUI suggestion:

 You can create Widget "Sets" that you can name.  On the widgets page you
 can set which Widget Set shows on the main blog page or on individual

 On particular pages, you can assign a Widget Set (similar to setting a
 Page Template).

 How to handle scaling?  Well, if you make a Widget Set named "Page-xx",
 where xx is a number, then that Set is by default the Set that shows up
 for Page with ID of xx, and it does NOT show up on the drop-down list on
 Edit Page where you select a set, *unless* you are on page xx.

 That is, if I make a Widget Set named "Page-4", then when editing the Page
 with ID of 4 it's set to that Widget Set (though I can pick a different
 named set if I like).  When editing Page with ID 3, the named sets show up
 in a drop down; but I do NOT see the "Page-4" set on that drop-down,
 because that only shows up for Page 4.  Sets with any other naming show up
 on the drop-down for all pages and can be selected for any page.

 Thus, specific pages can have a set made just for that one page, but those
 one-off sets don't clutter up the GUI for all the other pages.  If you
 have a set that you want to use on multiple pages, you make a regular
 named set and can assign that via drop-down to as many pages as you like.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4280#comment:47>
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