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Hidden Widget Titles

Description

What’s It Do?

Hidden Widget Titles simply allows for widget titles to be visible in the admin panel but not on the website.

Why Use It?

WordPress sidebars with a large amount of widgets can get pretty hard on the eyes. This plugin allows you give the widgets names for organization purposes in the admin panel, while preventing those titles from being needlessly output on your website.

How Does It Work?

Very simply. If you wish to hide the entire title, simply add a ! as the first character in the title. If you wish to hide sections of the title, surround those sections with square brackets [];

Roadmap

This plugin is very simple and serves a specific purpose. For this reason, there are no planned features. However, the plugin is actively maintained.

If you have an idea, suggest it.

Notes

  • The plugin will have unexpected results if you nest hidden sections, such as: [hidden [title]]

Installation

Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.

FAQ

Q. How do I use it?

A. Simply install and activate the plugin. It will work automatically if you use the appropriate characters in the widget title.

Q. Can I change what characters are used to hide the title or a section of the title?

A. Yes, you can change the character to hiding the whole title, and also the start and end characters for hiding sections using filters.

Reviews

Thanks! Works great.

Thank you for making this. I've been struggling for years and it occurred to me that someone else must have solved this problem by now. Works perfectly.
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Contributors & Developers

“Hidden Widget Titles” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

v1.0.1

  • Added forgotten Date comment in main file.
  • Replaced main filters anonymous function with the named function hwt_process_title().

v1.0.0

  • Initial release.