Organize List of Widgets

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    Ben Noyes
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    Please forgive my ignorance, but, is there a way to organize widgets to make it easy to identify which page it is used on? I will eventually have 15+ pages on my website. I have only worked on the front page.

    It occurred to me that if I need to edit a specific widget for a specific page, it will be difficult to find it since their label doesn’t include the page name.

    #18471

    Sushil Adhikari
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    This is one of those things where you will have to know what widgets are where by knowing the page and “position” they are in, then in your Widget manager (as I call it), you can open those widget positions and see all widgets in that position…hopefully the one you will be editing.

    If you use JetPack, it has a nice feature that goes on the bottom of each widget to show what pages that widget is on. The other method is Dynamic Widgets, but it means you still have to open the settings for it to see where it’s assigned.

    Overall, there is no easy way to look at one location and see where each one is and on what page. My best recommendation is to be familiar where your widgets are in your pages, the positions they are in, and then in your admin, that info will help you determine where your widget is by opening the widget position.

    #18472

    Ben Noyes
    Member

    I was afraid that might be the case. So it sounds like, if I used 10 different text widgets on 10 different pages in the “Top 1” widget area, then I would see 10 text widgets under “Top 1” of the widgets page. That could make it time consuming to locate the right one to edit if I didn’t remember which one it was.

    Do you recall which JetPack feature it was that you referred to?

    Thanks so much for the help!

    #14243

    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    Just depends on the title of your widget. Whatever the title is on the front-end, it will be the title on the backend of the site. Also, I doubt you will be editing widgets often?

    The jetpack plugin that does widget assignments is the Widget Visibility

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