Plugin Author: Widget Options Team
WordPress profile: Widget Options Team
Last updated: August 23, 2023 (6 months ago)
Tested up to (WP version): WP 6.3.3
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
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
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
- Does Not Contain
- Is Empty
- Is Not Empty
The ACF function is also available for Elementor and Beaver Builder.
UPGRADE TO WIDGET OPTIONS EXTENDED
Turn Widget Options into an even more flexible widget area manager. Upgrade to Widget Options Extended today!
- 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 Widget Options Extended features.
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.
Contact and Credits
Widget Options for WordPress is maintained and developed by Widget Options Team.
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!
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.
All of them! Yes, we haven’t come across any single non-working widgets yet.
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.
Widgets Visibility Options
Device Visibility Options
Widgets Custom Alignment
Widget CSS ID & Classes
Display Widget Logic
Pagebuilder by SiteOrigin Plugin Widget Options
Widget Importer & Exporter Feature
Beaver Builder Integration
Elementor Pagebuilder Integration
Advanced Custom Fields ( ACF ) Support
Latest Change log entry:
- Fixed: Menu widgets showing on wrong pages
- Fixed: Compatibility with PHP8.1 and 8.2
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+ 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.
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