Contributors: kasparsd, jamescollins
Tags: widget, widgets, widget context, context, logic, widget logic, visibility, widget visibility
Requires at least: 3.0
Tested up to: 5.3
Stable tag: 1.2.0
License: GPLv2 or later
Requires PHP: 5.6
Show or hide widgets on specific posts, pages and sections of your site.
== Description ==
Use [Widget Context](https://widgetcontext.com) to show or hide widgets on certain sections of your site -- front page, posts, pages, archives, search, etc. Use targeting by URLs (with wildcard support) for maximum flexibility.
= Block Context =
**New**: We've started working on the [Block Context plugin](https://blockcontext.com) which brings similar functionality to Gutenberg blocks.
= Contribute =
- Suggest code improvements [on GitHub](https://github.com/kasparsd/widget-context-wporg).
- Report bugs and suggestions on [WordPress.org forums](http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/widget-context).
- [Help translate](https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/widget-context) to your language.
= Documentation =
= Target by URL =
The “Target by URL” is a very powerful feature with a lot of flexibility for targeting sections of your website based on the request URLs. It was inspired by a similar feature in the [Drupal CMS](https://www.drupal.org).
- Use relative URLs such as `page/sub-page` instead of absolute URLs `https://example.com/page/sub-page`.
- Relative are URLs more flexible and make the logic portable between different domains and server environments.
= Wildcards =
Use the wildcard symbol `*` for matching dynamic parts of the URL. For example:
- `topic/widgets/*` to match all posts in the widgets category, if your permalink structure is set to `/topic/%category%/%postname%`.
- `page-slug/*` to match all child pages of the page-slug parent page.
- Use a trailing `?*` to capture URL with all query arguments such as `utm_source`, etc. For example, for every `blog/post-slug` also include `blog/post-slug?*`.
== Installation ==
- Search for **Widget Context** under "Plugins → Add New" in your WordPress dashboard.
- Widget Context settings will appear automatically under **each widget** under "Appearance → Widgets".
- Visit "Settings → Widget Context" to configure the available widget visibility contexts.
== Changelog ==
= 1.2.0 (August 20, 2019) =
- Set PHP 5.6 as the minimum supported version of PHP to match WordPress core.
- Developer tooling update: introduce PHP autoloading, PHP unit tests with proper mocking, linting for JS, switch to Docker inside a Vagrant wrapper for local development environment and update to the latest version of WordPress coding standards (see [#50](https://github.com/kasparsd/widget-context-wporg/pull/50)).
= 1.1.1 (June 9, 2019) =
- Mark as tested with WordPress 5.2.
- Add test coverage reporting and remove [Debug Bar](https://wordpress.org/plugins/debug-bar/) integration since it wasn't complete. Refactor plugin structure to support dependency integration. See [#47](https://github.com/kasparsd/widget-context-wporg/pull/47).
- Added local development environment, see [#48](https://github.com/kasparsd/widget-context-wporg/pull/48).
= 1.1.0 (June 13, 2018) =
- Fix URL matching for URLs with query strings.
- Introduce unit tests for the URL context.
= 1.0.7 (June 5, 2018) =
- Mark as tested with WordPress 4.9.6.
- Use the localisation service provided by [WP.org](https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/widget-context).
- Support for Composer.
= 1.0.6 (January 20, 2018) =
- Fix path to admin scripts and styles, props @tedgeving.
- Mark as tested with WordPress 4.9.2.
= 1.0.5 (May 8, 2017) =
- Confirm the plugin works with the latest version of WordPress.
- Add support for continuous testing via [wp-dev-lib](https://github.com/xwp/wp-dev-lib).
= 1.0.4 (May 6, 2016) =
- Confirm the plugin works with the latest version of WordPress.
- Fix the PHP class constructor warning.
- Move the widget context settings link.
- Fix the initial context state in the customizer.
= 1.0.3 =
- Include Russian translation (Thanks Flector!).
- Add textdomain to the remaining strings.
- Enable debugging if [Debug Bar](https://wordpress.org/plugins/debug-bar/) is available.
= 1.0.2 =
- Load available custom post types and taxonomies right before visibility checks to avoid PHP warnings.
- Run visibility checks only after the main post query has run. Fixes issues with WooCommerce.
= 1.0.1 =
- Fix PHP warning in custom post type and taxonomy module.
= 1.0 =
- Public release of the 1.0 refactoring.
= 1.0-beta =
- Improved settings page.
= 1.0-alpha =
- Refactor code to allow custom widget context modules.
= 0.8.3 =
- Fix PHP warning that occurred on PHP 5.2.x.
= 0.8.2 =
- Improved SSL/HTTPS detection.
- Fix: Ensure that is_active_sidebar() & is_dynamic_sidebar() don't return true when there are no widgets displayed on a page.
- Two new filters so that other plugins can override widget context display/visibility logic.
= 0.8.1 =
- Revert back to changing callback function in `$wp_registered_widgets` for attaching widget context setting controls.
- Fix the word count logic.
= 0.8 =
- Major code rewrite and refactoring to improve performance and usability.
- Fix bugs with URL targeting and empty lines in the "Target by URL" textarea.
= 0.7.2 =
- Fix PHP warnings/notices. Props to [James Collins](http://om4.com.au/).
= 0.7.1 =
- Confirm that the plugin works with the latest version of WP.
= 0.7 =
- Bug fix: check for active sidebars only after $paged has been set.
= 0.6 =
- Don't check for used sidebars on each widget load. Allow absolute URLs in the URL check.
= 0.5 =
- Added distinction between is_front_page() and is_home(). Remove widgets from wp_get_sidebars_widgets() if they are not being displayed -- this way you can check if a particular sidebar is empty.
= 0.4.5 =
- Widget output callback couldn't determine the widget_id.
= 0.4.4 =
- Fixed widget control parameter transfer for widgets that don't use the new widget api.
= 0.4.2 =
- Initial release on Plugin repository.
== Upgrade Notice ==
= 1.2.0 =
PHP 5.6 is now the minimum supported version of PHP. Also included is developer tooling update and improved PHP unit tests.
== Screenshots ==
1. Widget Context settings at the bottom of every widget
2. Widget Context plugin settings
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