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Support #14842

Question about widgets and block editor

Added by Gina Cherry about 2 months ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

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2021-10-06
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Description

I make extensive use of the Widget Context plugin to control which widgets appear in different areas of my websites. As I understand it, this plugin does not work with the new widget block editor. How can I accomplish this type of control over widgets in the new environment?


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Related to CUNY Academic Commons - Support #14812: Custom Sidebars and Wordpress 5.6Resolved2021-09-27

Related to CUNY Academic Commons - Support #14799: install the official Classic Widgets?Resolved2021-09-22

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#1 Updated by Boone Gorges about 2 months ago

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges about 2 months ago

  • Related to Support #14799: install the official Classic Widgets? added

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges about 2 months ago

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Hi Gina - For the time being, I believe the answer is: you can't. That is, if you want to continue using functionality like what Widget Context provides, you'll need to enable the Classic Widgets plugin, described in ticket #14799.

At the moment, I'm not aware of a way to replicate Widget Context with the block-based widgets. But I'm hopeful that in the next 6-12 months, now that block widgets are in the wild, new tools will emerge that will enable just what you're looking for. We'll continue to keep our eyes open.

#4 Updated by Gina Cherry about 2 months ago

Thanks, Boone. I'm aware of the plugin, but was not aware that we had it installed on the Commons (maybe that happened after I last checked). This is also helpful for us in the BMCC OpenLab, where we were debating whether to install the plugin. Since many of our sites use Widget Context, it sounds like we'll need it there as well.

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