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#47152 closed enhancement (invalid)

New Widgets

Reported by: jacobsidelnikov Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 5.2
Component: Widgets Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Can you add new widgets to the appearance section.
For example the one widget that I would love to have is a Birthdays Widget where on the registration page for a user you can add the date of birth and then it displays a birthday greeting on the side of your website when the users birthday hits. I know that there are plugins that allow you to do this but they were all updated years ago and will break many things for this feature.

Change History (4)

#1 @welcher
10 months ago

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Hi, @jacobsidelnikov! Welcome and thank you for the ticket and interest in contributing to WordPress core!

This is kind of custom widget is better suited as a plugin. If you are using one now that needs updating, I would encourage you to reach out to the plugin author to have it updated.

#2 @jacobsidelnikov
10 months ago

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  • Type changed from feature request to enhancement
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I reached out to the plugin editor half a year ago and he responded that he would not do it because he is know working for a company in greece. I think that it should be made core because it is a feature within the signup process of a wordpress form and you should be able to display that to people who access you site who signed up with the said wordpress form.

#3 @jacobsidelnikov
10 months ago

No plugins are available at this moment that can do this except for the one that was last updated 3 years ago.

#4 @welcher
10 months ago

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  • Status changed from reopened to closed

@jacobsidelnikov I appreciate your need for this widget, however as I stated before, this is a customized use-case and while it's certainly valid for your needs, it's not something that has a wide enough need to warrant a new widget that ships with WordPress core.

In addition, one of the 9 priorities for 2019 ( https://make.wordpress.org/core/2018/12/08/9-priorities-for-2019/ ) is to move the existing Widgets into blocks and revamp the widgets experience using Gutenberg. Given that direction, introducing a new widget is not something that makes sense at this point.

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