Aug 012018
 
Plugin version: 3.8.9.1
Last updated: September 25, 2022 (2 months ago)
Tested up to (WP version): WP 6.0.3
Downloaded: 0
Rating: 5 (out of 5)

Description


Widget Options lets you add more options to widget settings so you can take full control of your website’s widgets. With over 1,060,000+ downloads and an average rating of 4.9 stars, there is no doubt that Widget Options is the perfect solution for you to manage your widgets better and easier.

Widget Options expands widget settings by adding elegant and feature-packed options to every widget so you can completely manage and control its visibility and appearance. It allows you to fine tune your sidebar widget visibility depending on user roles, devices, dates, and more!

Built with seamless integration with WordPress, Widget Options is yet the world’s most complete widget management plugin.

MORE OPTIONS IN THE WIDGET SETTINGS MEANS MORE CONTROL

With the expanded widget settings that Widget Options bring, you can do all of the following with ease.

SHOW OR HIDE WIDGETS ON SPECIFIC WORDPRESS PAGES

With the Widget Options plugin, you can easily control every widget’s visibility or restrictions on different pages, posts, custom post types, categories, tags, and custom taxonomies.

SHOW OR HIDE WIDGETS ON MOBILE DEVICES, DESKTOP AND/OR TABLET

Display fewer widgets on your mobile devices for easier website navigation without affecting your desktop and tablet versions. This is one of the features of Widget Options that proves it to be a flexible widget area manager. The device visibility section in the widget settings show which sidebar widgets are active or visible in each device type.

CUSTOM WORDPRESS WIDGET ALIGNMENTS

Change your widget alignment to match the entire look of your website. Comes with center, left, right, and justified alignment options.

CUSTOM WIDGET ID & CLASSES

Create predefined classes on the plugin’s settings page and use them later for each widget. You can also add custom widget ID and additional classes for styling or javascript purposes.

DISPLAY WIDGET LOGIC

Use WordPress Conditional tags to manage and restrict your widgets using display widget logic option if you’re geeky enough to use PHP conditions and in need of custom restrictions.

HIDE WIDGET TITLE

Easily hide widget titles from the front-end display while retaining them on the backend dashboard for labeling.

ENABLE / DISABLE OPTIONS

Use only the features you want and disable any other widget options easily using the brand new settings page.

USER LOGIN STATE

Decide which widgets have to be visible or invisible to either logged-in or non-logged-in users. This feature is helpful when you want certain website functions to be available only to registered users.

STICKY/FIXED WORDPRESS WIDGETS (Premium)

This premium feature allows widgets to be always visible to users as they scroll up and down a webpage. Make your most important widgets sticky or fixed so that users can access them easily.

WIDGET OPTIONS’ TIME-SAVING FEATURES

Widget plugins shouldn’t only give you control over your widgets. They must also save you a lot of time! Here are Widget Options’ features that can do that.

LIVE WIDGET SEARCH FILTER

Admins save time and manage widgets more efficiently by enabling the live widget search box on your widget dashboard to locate widgets easier. No need to scroll the page.

NO NEED TO DRAG WORDPRESS WIDGETS TO MOVE THEM

Increase productivity and improve widgets management by moving any widgets easily with just a click-and-select action. No more drag-and-drop! This is a convenient option especially when using small-screen devices such as tablets or mobile phones.

IMPORT & EXPORT WIDGETS AND WIDGET AREA BACKUP

You can now import and export WordPress widgets easily and create backups of specific sidebar widget areas. Move widgets to another website with ease.

VIEW YOUR CHANGES LIVE

This plugin is customizer-ready for easier modification. View your changes live before saving it.

COMPATIBLE WITH THE MOST POPULAR PAGE BUILDERS

Not all widget plugins are designed to work with page builders. If your websites use SiteOrigin, Elementor, or Beaver, you can make the most of Widget Options. This is another reason why we call it the most flexible widget area manager!

PAGE BUILDER BY SITEORIGIN PLUGIN COMPATIBLE

With Widget Options on your website that is powered by SiteOrigin Page Builder, you can add more control to the widget panels. Manage visibility on specific device types, change alignments, hide widget panel title, add custom classes, and control visibility using display widget logic option!

Page Builder by SiteOrigin Plugin + Widget Options = Total Freedom!

ELEMENTOR PAGE BUILDER READY

Extend Widget Options’ visibility restrictions on elementor widgets! You can now have the same widget management features available to your Elementor-powered websites.

BEAVER BUILDER PLUGIN READY

Widget Options now comes with Beaver Builder plugin integration – integrated for a smooth website building workflow. You can fully manage each module in many ways you want!

ADVANCED CUSTOM FIELDS (ACF) SUPPORT

Easily show or hide any widget using your ACF fields and conditions. You can create restrictions on your widgets with the following conditions:

  • Equal To
  • Not Equal To
  • Contains
  • Does Not Contain
  • Is Empty
  • Is Not Empty

The ACF function is also available for Elementor and Beaver Builder.

UPGRADE TO EXTENDED WIDGET OPTIONS

Turn Widget Options into an even more flexible widget area manager. Upgrade to Extended Widget Options today! today!

Premium Features

  • Custom WordPress Widget Styling
  • Widget Animations on scroll and page load
  • Sticky / Fixed WordPress Widgets
  • Custom Widget Links
  • Widget Cache
  • Custom Widget Columns Display
  • Restrict Widget Visibility per User Roles
  • Widget Visibility per Days and Date Range
  • Extended Taxonomy and Terms Support
  • Display Sidebars and Widgets using Shortcodes
  • Disable any WordPress Widgets
  • Permission Options
  • Target URLs and Wildcard Restrictions
  • Option for child page to inherit parent widget visibilities
  • Clone Widget

Check full Extended Widget Options features.

ADD-ONS

In need of a WordPress Sliding Panel for your widgets? Check out Sliding Widget Options add-on, and transform any of your widgets to modal pop-up, slide in and/or sliding widget panel; and increase your website’s user engagement!

We keep Widget Options up-to-date and make this flexible widget area manager even more, well, flexible! If you like to contribute, report issues or have suggestions, you can find the development version on Github.

More information

Contact and Credits

Widget Options for WordPress is maintained and developed by Widget Options Team.



FAQ


How do I begin working with this plugin?

After Widget Options plugin activation you’ll get welcome message with detailed video instructions to get started. Then go to Settings > Widget Options to enable/disable the features you want. Then go to Appearance > Widgets and start optimising your widgets!

How do I add set of predefined custom CSS classes for widgets?

Easy! Simply go to Settings > Widget Options and on Classes & ID module click Configure Settings then you can add your predefined CSS classes for your widgets.

What widgets are supported?

All of them! Yes, we haven’t come across any single non-working widgets yet.

How’s the speed and loading time compare to other plugins?

Widget Options is a featured pack fully lightweight plugin. Using Query Monitor plugin you’ll find that the plugin doesn’t load too much queries and doesn’t affect your website’s loading time. You can check more information how optimized Widget Options is here.



Screenshots:


  1. Widgets Visibility Options

    Widgets Visibility Options

  2. Device Visibility Options

    Device Visibility Options

  3. Widgets Custom Alignment

    Widgets Custom Alignment

  4. Widget CSS ID & Classes

    Widget CSS ID & Classes

  5. Display Widget Logic

    Display Widget Logic

  6. Pagebuilder by SiteOrigin Plugin Widget Options

    Pagebuilder by SiteOrigin Plugin Widget Options

  7. Widget Importer & Exporter Feature

    Widget Importer & Exporter Feature

  8. Beaver Builder Integration

    Beaver Builder Integration

  9. Elementor Pagebuilder Integration

    Elementor Pagebuilder Integration

  10. Advanced Custom Fields ( ACF ) Support

    Advanced Custom Fields ( ACF ) Support



Other notes:




Latest Change log entry:


  • Added additional update wp.org description
  • Updated title from Widget Options – Add Context To WordPress Widgets to Widget Options – The #1 WordPress Widget Control Plugin


Tags:


flexible widget area manager, restrict widgets, widget plugins, widget settings, widgets

+ Jason's Comments

There has been a few widget control plugins for setting widget display options which have lost developer support. This plugin is supported and has many more options including integration for Siteorigin Page builder.


Website Optimization and Maintenance

There are a few ways to optimize and speed up your website for viewers and search engines: database clean up, image optimization, page / script compression, CPU / server load optimization, server file caching and utilize browser caching.

I provide website tune ups on request and recommend a schedule for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Page Speed optimization.

Optimization is best applied together with website security and protection and backup and maintenance.

Top