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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#9693 closed feature request (wontfix)

Configure Widgets per Theme

Reported by: hakre Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.8
Component: General Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: Cc:


It should be possible to configure Widgets for all themes, even those that are not currently activated.

This helps in previewing themes and preconfigure them.

Additionally if a theme is activated based on a plugin (styleswitcher, special theme for search engine robotos) this would do a great job.

Change History (4)

#1 @Denis-de-Bernardy
6 years ago

patch suggestion:

add an option, theme_sidebar_widgets. something like:

  'foo' => $foo_sidebars_widgets,
  'bar' => $bar_sidebars_widgets,

and then a filter on pre_option_sidebars_widgets, that returns theme_sidebar_widgets for the specified theme. That way we'll keep backward compat (I use that option all over the place, personally)

#2 @hakre
6 years ago

Oh, I should have specified that I want that in the Backend on the Themes packe. A link to configure the Widgets for even the deactivated Themes with Mouse and Keyboard in the Browser.

#3 @DD32
6 years ago

Sounds like plugin material to me.

Most users will not have a need for such a function, Infact, The only situations i can think of that would need something like this, are very niche cases where other plugins will be needed to make it possible to begin with.

Suggest closing this as wontfix (rather, wontimplement) myself based on that..

#4 @Denis-de-Bernardy
6 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

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