[wp-hackers] 2.1 Ongoing Work

Rob r at robm.me.uk
Fri Oct 20 23:54:24 GMT 2006

On 21/10/06, Craig <nuclearmoose at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/19/06, Mark Jaquith <mark.wordpress at txfx.net> wrote:
> >
> > On Oct 19, 2006, at 3:54 PM, Ryan Boren wrote:
> >
> > I like the idea of bundling widgets.  I was doing a project for a
> > company, sticking their widget in the WP sidebar... was trying to
> > sell them on making it a widget, but they weren't happy with the
> > penetration of the widgets plugin (so we ended up using the less
> > versatile wp_meta hook).  It definitely fills a gap.  Do we do it as
> > a bundled plugin or do we make it core?
> Exposing my complete-lack-of-technical-knowlege-fu, but one thing that
> frustrates me about widgets is the all or nothingness of them. As I
> understand it, a sidebar may contain widgets but that precludes other
> sidebar goodies, no? In other words, I can have widgets, or sidebar
> functions that call non-widget stuff, but not both.
> Am I missing something here? I guess I don't truly understand what widgets
> are, in terms of how they function and interact with my site or site's
> theme.
> Craig.
> Nuclear Moose.
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Surely you can just put your regular, theme-based sidebar stuff in your
theme's sidebar.php, just below or above the widget code? That's what I used
to do, before I decided I didn't need the non-widget stuff :)

Rob Miller

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