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DMG Text Widget


DMG Text Widget replaces the standard text widget with one that includes advanced options to apply a CSS class, add paragraphs, apply shortcodes, hide the title and make the title a link.

Two hooks are available to filter the title and text; dmg_text_widget_title for the title and dmg_text_widget_text for the text.

For example, to change the title on a single page or post, you could add this to your functions.php file:

function myTitleFilter( $title )
    if( is_singular() )
        return "<strong>$title</strong>";
        return $title;      
add_filter( 'dmg_text_widget_title' , 'myTitleFilter');

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Adding CSS Class(es)

Enter strings, either space or comma separated, which will be applied as CSS classes to the widget wrapper. These classes are sanitized using the sanitize_html_class() function built in to WordPress.

Make the Title a link

Enter a valid URL to make the title a link.

Automatically add paragraphs

This setting automatically adds paragraph tags to any text. This uses the WordPress wpautop() function.

Apply shortcodes

This setting processes the text and applies any shortcodes found.

Show the Title

This setting controls the visibility of the widget title. If unchecked, the title (including the before_title and after_title code defined when registering the sidebar) will not be displayed.



  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/dmg-text-widget directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ page in the WordPress admin area
  3. Drag onto any active sidebar on the ‘Appearance > Widgets’ page
  4. Click on the ‘Show Advanced’ link in the widget to change advanced options.


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  • Added option to make the title a link by adding a URL
  • Tested with WordPress 4.6
  • Corrected typo’s in readme.txt
  • Update readme.txt


  • Corrected typos in readme.txt


  • Initial version