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Widgets Area Chooser


Dragging and dropping widgets into sidebars can be tricky. This plugin lets you click a widget, and then choose where it should be placed. Simple. Easy.

Note: This plugin assumes you have MP6 installed and activated. Without MP6, things may look wonky.


Install this plugin just like any normal WordPress plugin, by dropping the folder into your wp-content/plugins/ folder. Once you activate the plugin, just click on a widget and a dialog will display asking you where you’d like to place your widget.


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“Widgets Area Chooser” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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The sidebar select now appears below the selected widget, rather than the old overlay. Adding a widget now scrolls the page up to the sidebar to make sure its in view.


Replaced the select with a list of sidebars. Cleaned up the javascript and squashed a few bugs with the help of the great azaozz. Now, when you choose a sidebar, it will open and highlight the new widget.


You can add widgets to open widget areas, and it should save. Otherwise, you’re out of luck.


Starting development with a concept UI. Nothing actually works, yet.