Easy Widgets

Easy Widgets plugin lets you easily create widgets in WordPress.

Author:Talasan Nicholson (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.0
WordPress version tested:3.4.2
Plugin version:1.1.1
Added to WordPress repository:09-09-2012
Last updated:17-09-2012
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
Rating, %:74
Rated by:3
Plugin URI:http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/easy-widg...
Total downloads:1 475
Active installs:40+
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Easy Widgets plugin provides an API to easily add widgets in WordPress.

Example of Use

  1. Create a file "widgets.php" in your themes /inc/ folder
  2. In functions.php use locate_template to include your widgets.php file: locate_template(array('/inc/widgets.php'), true);
  3. In widgets.php, do something like below:

     * Custom widgets.
    $prefix = 'replaceMe_';
    $widgets = array();
    // -----------------------------------------------
     * easyBox widget
    $widgets[] = array(
        'id' => 'easyBox',
        'title' => $prefix.'easyBox',
        'desc' => 'Create a simple text widget',
        // All fields can be called by their
        // simple variables: title => $title
        'fields' => array(
                'name' => 'Title',
                'id' => 'title',
                'type' => 'text'
                'name' => 'Body',
                'id' => 'body',
                'type' => 'textarea'
                'name' => 'Category',
                'id' => 'category',
                'type' => 'select',
                'options' => array(
        // This is what will appear in the sidebar as HTML
        'output' => '
            <article class="easyBox">
    // -----------------------------------------------
     * Iterate and register the widgets
    if (class_exists('WidgetCreator')) {
        foreach ($widgets AS &$w) {
            $WC = new WidgetCreator($w);
    else trigger_error('WidgetCreator does not exist.', E_USER_ERROR);


  • Easily create custom widgets to use on your website.
  • Lets you control the output of the widget.
  • Flawlessly integrates itself into your themes.

Supported Field Types

  • text
  • textarea
  • checkbox
  • select

More to come soon, as it seems necessary. You may request new fields.