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

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Thu Jul 17 03:37:06 GMT 2008

#4280: Allow to constrain widgets being displayed on certain page types only
 Reporter:  torbens                  |        Owner:  mufasa  
     Type:  enhancement              |       Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal                   |    Milestone:  2.7     
Component:  Administration           |      Version:  2.2     
 Severity:  normal                   |   Resolution:          
 Keywords:  has-patch needs-testing  |  
Comment (by mufasa):

 Replying to [comment:34 ryan]:
 > The UI is still insane.  If we wanted checkboxes we would have done this
 at the launch of widgets.  The sidebars for each page type need to be
 separate.  Someone needs to do the hard work of coming up with a good UI.

 I use widgets all the time. While I have been editing my widgets to
 display on certain pages I keep getting little visions of what I really
 want and what would be better and I have come to the conclusion that maybe
 we are all looking at this the wrong way.

 I think that my brain is trying to tell me that we need to be able to
 select what widgets to add to a page when adding that page. As opposed to
 assigning widgets to pages from the widgets page - which now seems to me
 as counter intuitive.

 Using checkboxes to display what widgets are available in a post or page
 seems to make more sense. It is far more managable than trying to display
 thousands of pages in a list from the widgets page.

 If you had more than one sidebar there could be a drop down just like DD32

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4280#comment:40>
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