DoubleMule Widget Robot Thesis Theme Widgetizing Code Generator
Hook Widgetizer Bot Version Thesis 1.8.5 / WordPress 3.4.1
successful registration and widgetization of any area in Thesis, a hook is contingent upon the use of unique values. If you have already created widgetized areas in your custom_functions.php
file, or find yourself with widgetized areas generated by plugins or child themes... use of this tool may cause problems up to and including... divorce, chest pains, difficulty breathing, and/or PHP syntax errors
Consult a physician should you experience these symptoms.
Better still, confirm that numbers such as...
been previously used in your theme, child theme, or custom_functions.php
files as registered identifiers. To reduce the likelihood of this unfortunate potential, the Mules will begin with the number 50
, as aftermarket widgetized areas in the Thesis theme oft begin with the number 3
and increment from there.
In Thesis, the two default sidebars occupy registered areas 1 and 2... you have been warned, biped!
The DoubleMule Widgetizing Tool... What's This Doohickey... Do...?
The herd has pastures to plow and hay to munch... we shall say only this: in Thesis, and Wordpress overall, there are various hooks and filters. Custom functions and code of the PHP variety, often containing other JS or HTML code, can be written in, for Thesis, custom_functions.php
and for many concepts, this is jolly good.
However, at times, a "widgetized" area is preferable for reasons of ease and maintenance. Against slopping through the code for an About Us
text blob above your sidebars... this being common in custom_functions.php
... why, the merest thought of adjusting content in a text widget hits the ear as calf-simple. Any areas that see frequent updates are candidates for "widgetization" hardly a word, but we shall let it pass...
Instructions for use of the Thesis Theme Widgetizing Code Generator...
The herd just knows you will botch this... but here shall we go in futile attempt to assist you.
Hover your mouse here
No, really, hover on it this is an example of the hovering helper tips you shall find next to each potentially widgetizable... oh, the herd despises the word... but, widgetizable
area below. Pause for a moment to absorb the elven green of "too much nitrogen on healthy alfalfa" this garish swab of color approximates location for the hook you are widgetizing, were you to check the box and submit via the widgetizing code generator robot button. Glory to goodness, a jolly green pop-up image! Special as twin foals, is it not?
Below you will find every reasonably widget-capable
hook at present available to Thesis users. This does not
, by any stretch of reason, mean to imply you should widgetize fifty sections of your site. Pick one or two you may need... then click submit. Or, because human curiosity rivals that of blind cats, carry on...do them all! But ask not the herd's advice thereafter... we shall recommend you do great harm to your person.
When you are done selecting various components you do not need but clicked anyway, as is your nature click the "Generate" submit button at the very end. Your widgetized Thesis code will leap from the screen and spank you like a newborn biped! Or to the effect of that.
Copy and paste the resulting PHP into your custom_functions.php
file, either within the Thesis Custom File Editor located in the WordPress administration interface... or in a local version of custom_functions.php
you publish to your web host by way of an FTP client.
If you are among the brighter of your species, you may recognize you have the ability to click the BACK button. You may make adjustments to the seelcted hooks, then click the Generate button once more to create a new set of widgetized PHP code.
Your god may have faith in you. The herd does not. Please note the Mules provide quite precisely zero support of this tool
or its destructive capacity to your site, whether express or implied and as you are a human, destruction is implied by swift express.
But Enough of Informative Jabber... Let's Get Widget!
Select the hook or hooks you wish to widgetize within the Thesis Theme for Wordpress...