Widget Wrangler

Widget Wrangler | Jonathan Daggerhart


As of version 2.3, Widget Wrangler requires PHP 5.3 or higher

Widget Wrangler is a plugin for WordPress that gives administrators a clean interface for managing widgets on a page by page basis. On each page, you can control what widgets appear where.

Widget Wrangler provides the following features:

  • Widgets as a post type
  • PHP in widgets
  • Custom Widget templates
  • Control Widget visibility on any page (or post type)
  • Control Widget visibility globally (Display Logic)
  • Alter WordPress Sidebar HTML
  • Shortcodes for Widgets
  • Compatible with almost any existing WordPress Widget
  • Hide Widget Titles
  • Automatic Theme Setup

Widget Wrangler Setup Screencast


  1. Visit Plugins >> Add New on your site and search for “widget wrangler”. Download and activate the plugin.

Automatic Theme Setup

If you want to use a single Corral per WordPress sidebar (or are unsure what all this means), visit Widget Wrangler >> Settings >> Tools and click “Setup Theme”. This will automatically create one Corral for each WordPress Sidebar, and place the Corral Widget into each Sidebar.

Manual Setup

  1. Add a new corral under the Widget Wrangler >> Corrals menu item
  2. Corral Display: Add a Corral to your existing theme’s sidebars by using the Widget Wrangler Corral widget in the Appearance >> Widgets area.
  3. Begin adding widgets under the Widget Wrangler >> Add New menu
  4. Set default widgets on the Widget Wrangler >> Presets >> Default page

Plugin author

Jonathan Daggerhart

Plugin official website address

If you encounter problems in using the Widget Wrangler plugin, you can comment below, and I will try my best to help you solve the problem

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