Widgets Update


The widgets team has been working hard! We’ve spent some time working with (and joining) the MP6 team to get a redesigned widgets screen into the latest version of MP6. If you haven’t seen it yet, download (or update) MP6, and you’ll get this beauty:

We’ve also created a new pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party named Widget Area Chooser, which lets you click to add a widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. to any of your sidebars:

We’ve also made some great progress on the Widget Customizer plugin, which lets you manage your widgets from within the customizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.:

How can you help?
This week, we’ll be focusing on getting the Widget Customizer plugin updated to let you add new widgets. If you want to join in, you can head over to GitHub and submit some patches, do some testing and add an issue, or just drop your ideas/thoughts. Or, you can just post a comment below and we’ll add you to our group Skype chat.

Also, we’d love some code review on the Widget Area Chooser plugin.

We’ll be meeting next week in #wordpress-ui at our normal time, October 28 @ 20:00 UTC.