Enhanced Text Widget

Description

Try it out on your free dummy site: Click here => https://tastewp.com/plugins/enhanced-text-widget.
(this trick works for all plugins in the WP repo – just replace “wordpress” with “tastewp” in the URL)

Note: This is a classic widget type, in order for it to work on the latest version of WordPress you will need Classic Widgets plugin installed on your site.

UPDATE: Plugin ownership changed for this plugin. We are currently evaluating possible enhancements for it. Stay tuned! If you have any suggestions yourself, please let us know in the Support Forum.

An enhanced version of the default text widget where you may have Text, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, Shortcodes and/or PHP as content with linkable widget title.

Options

  • Title
  • Title URL
  • Widget CSS class
  • Content supports Text, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, Shortcodes, and PHP
  • Option to not display a title
  • Option to open Title URL in new window
  • Option to automatically add paragraphs to content
  • Option to not output before/after_widget/title (bare widget)

For questions, please ask in the support forum

Support

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This plugin is part of the Inisev product family – check out our other products.

Screenshots

  • Widget options

Installation

  1. Download and extract the zip archive
  2. Upload enhanced-text-widget folder to /wp-content/plugins/
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Add the widget to a sidebar and configure the options as desired

FAQ

Nothing right now.

Reviews

aviento 9, 2023 2 replies
Been using this plugin for years, and we are 100% satisfied. Works as promised, with very little fuss. Amazing support from a free plugin. Many thanks to the developers.
octubre 20, 2018
Needed a simple widget to display some custom fields somewhere on my website. So added the relevent PHP and it just works as expected. Easy to use.
chunyo 27, 2018
I’ve been using this for a very long time on one of my sites when I needed to jerry rig a solution together to display different ad groups on posts based on their category. I’ve had no issues and it’s still working in 2018!
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Enhanced Text Widget” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.6.6

  • [NOTE] Adjusted sanitization for widget fields even further
  • [NOTE] Tested up with WordPress 6.4.3

1.6.5

  • [NOTE] Upgraded analyst module to latest version
  • [NOTE] Improved sanitization of widget fields

1.6.4

  • [NOTE] Previous release didn’t contain all branches and code that should be included, adjusted

1.6.3

  • [FIX] Resolved reported issues with etw_hide_admin_notification_callback action
  • [FIX] Adjusted plugin permissions in Multisite WP mode
  • [NOTE] Tested with WordPress 6.4.2

1.6.2

  • Updated “Try it out” module

1.6.1

  • Fixed incorrect calls to plugins_url
  • Updated banner module
  • Updated opt-in module
  • Tested with WordPress 6.4
  • Resolved issues with PHP 8.2

1.6.0

  • Forced “Try it out” module to be disabled by default, user can still enable it manually.

1.5.9

  • Updated all plugin modules

1.5.8

  • Limited access to editors+
  • Tested the plugin with WP beta 6.3
  • Updated carrousel module (added capability check)

1.5.7

  • Tested with WordPress 6.2
  • Adjusted old database versions compatibility
  • Updated carrousel module

1.5.6

  • Adjusted PHP compatibility

1.5.5

  • Added try it out module

1.5.4

  • Tested up to WordPress 6.1-RC5
  • Updated try it out URL in readme to properly setup demo site
  • Adjusted carrousel module

1.5.3

  • Added admin notice for new Widget editor
  • Fixed Some minor fixes
  • Tested up to WordPress 6.0-beta1

1.5.2

  • Tested up to WordPress 5.7.1
  • Added support for PHP 8
  • Updated banner

1.5.1

  • Tested with new version of WordPress
  • Updated Opt-in

1.5

  • Fixed issue with not registered widget

1.4.9

  • Rollback

1.4.8

  • Tested with new version of WordPress

1.4.7

  • Revival
  • Added feedback system
  • Updated readme

1.4.6

  • Tested up to WordPress 4.8

1.4.5

  • Adds option to hide empty widgets

1.4.4

  • Updates tested to 4.0
  • Updates license to GPLv3
  • Minor code refactoring

1.4.3

  • Adds Italian translation

1.4.2

  • Removes widget caching
  • Fixes issue with multiline PHP code

1.4

  • Display text field in monospace font
  • Code refactoring

1.3.4

  • This adds option to hide the title
  • Tested up to 3.5.1

1.3.3

  • Fixes “Do not output before/after_widget/title” option
  • Code cleanup

1.3.2

  • Bug fixes

1.3

  • Fixed debug warnings
  • Fixed code merge issue

1.2

  • This adds option to display bare text (no before/after widget/title elements are shown).

1.1

  • Adds css class parameter that wraps widget.

1.0

  • First release.