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Temporarily disable an instance of a widget

Started by on Mar 14, 2008 – Contents updated: Aug 10, 2016

Mar 14, 2008 03:26    

I would like to be able to disable a particular instance of a widget on a particular blog without altering the widget's behavior in other blogs.

In v2.4.0-rc2, the "Plugins install" screen under "Global Settings" uses the enable/disable interface that I would like to see implemented on the "Widgets" page under "Blog Settings".

The feature will make it easier for me (the system admin and general tech guy) to help fickle, non-tech blog authors make their blogs look "just right".

Mar 14, 2008 03:32

Widgets work a bit differently than plugins do, meaning you can add or remove a widget from a blog without affecting all other blogs. So that's all you have to do is go to the blog you don't want a widget on, and remove it.

Mar 14, 2008 03:49

I understand that I can remove individual instances of a widget, but that's sometimes inconvenient.

After I install, position, and configure the widget with the appropriate code, the user says "Maybe I don't like that. What would it look like without that?" And then..."I do like it after all - put it back."

It would be a lot easier if I could just disable the widget instead of removing it and then re-adding and re-configuring it after the user changes her mind.

Mar 14, 2008 04:09

Okay I guess I mis-understood then. Wanna know what'll be even easier? Tell your users to click it themselves :)

Yeah this would be a good improvement then.

Along the same lines, having "widget schemes" somewhere that you could flip through a few configurations and save a new one so that after tinkering you could easily go back to "the broccoli scheme" for example would do a very similar thing AND let you apply the same layout elsewhere easily.

Widgets are new so maybe it'll take a bit of time to get it friendly in the back office?


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