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    How to add widget in footer ?

    Guy anyone know how to add wp widget in Footer ??
    I just need tag widget in the footer
    thanks
    Last edited by SonnyCooL; 15 October, 2010 at 02:17 AM.

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    For this you need to add another Sidebar to your theme even though it's not actually in the sidebar.

    In the latest Twenty Ten theme that comes with WP they have an example.

    In the theme there is a functions.php file that has a function to register a footer sidebar:

    PHP Code:
    // Area 3, located in the footer. Empty by default.
        
    register_sidebar( array(
            
    'name' => __'First Footer Widget Area''twentyten' ),
            
    'id' => 'first-footer-widget-area',
            
    'description' => __'The first footer widget area''twentyten' ),
            
    'before_widget' => '<li id="%1$s" class="widget-container %2$s">',
            
    'after_widget' => '</li>',
            
    'before_title' => '<h3 class="widget-title">',
            
    'after_title' => '</h3>',
        ) ); 
    So this causes the new sidebar to show up in the Admin area of your blog so you can drag and drop widgets to it. Assuming you selected the theme using this code.

    But now you need to add the place-holder code to your theme.

    In the twenty ten theme, I see this code in the footer.php code:

    PHP Code:
    get_sidebar'footer' ); 
    But I don't see how this code relates 'footer' to the first block of code.

    I haven't done this myself but I hope this gets you started in unraveling one of the many mysteries of WordPress.

    The help page is at:
    Widgets API � WordPress Codex

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Andy101 View Post
    For this you need to add another Sidebar to your theme even though it's not actually in the sidebar.

    In the latest Twenty Ten theme that comes with WP they have an example.

    In the theme there is a functions.php file that has a function to register a footer sidebar:

    PHP Code:
    // Area 3, located in the footer. Empty by default.
        
    register_sidebar( array(
            
    'name' => __'First Footer Widget Area''twentyten' ),
            
    'id' => 'first-footer-widget-area',
            
    'description' => __'The first footer widget area''twentyten' ),
            
    'before_widget' => '<li id="%1$s" class="widget-container %2$s">',
            
    'after_widget' => '</li>',
            
    'before_title' => '<h3 class="widget-title">',
            
    'after_title' => '</h3>',
        ) ); 
    So this causes the new sidebar to show up in the Admin area of your blog so you can drag and drop widgets to it. Assuming you selected the theme using this code.

    But now you need to add the place-holder code to your theme.

    In the twenty ten theme, I see this code in the footer.php code:

    PHP Code:
    get_sidebar'footer' ); 
    But I don't see how this code relates 'footer' to the first block of code.

    I haven't done this myself but I hope this gets you started in unraveling one of the many mysteries of WordPress.

    The help page is at:
    Widgets API � WordPress Codex
    Thanks ....
    btw i just learn this :
    PHP Code:
    <?php wp_tag_cloud(); ?>
    Just add this in footer.php and my tag cloud show

    Thanks

  4. #4
    That's cool. So you added a higher level specific function to the footer and no need to have another sidebar to drag and drop widgets to

  5. #5
    should have explained it right from the beginning. BTW usually these things aren't styled to be displayed in the footer, so be careful.

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