I’m delighted to announce the release of the Hide Widget Title plugin. This plugin was created in partnership with some developers that I’ve been working with for the past several months for various personal and client projects.
It solved a huge problem for me and I hope it will do the same for you.
What Does it Do?
The Hide Widget Title plugin adds a checkbox to all widgets that enables you to hide a widget title on the frontend of your site. All widget titles remain visible in admin.
Why I had it Created
I administer a few sites that make heavy use of Widgets. These range from Text Widgets holding hand coded content to Widgets created by other plugins. When I say heavy use, I’m talking about a lot of Widgets…one installation is using over 120 sidebar widgets, each displayed on different pages throughout the 700+ page site.
Most of the Widgets cannot have their titles displayed on the frontend of the site per the design limitations. The problem was that I had to leave the title fields blank in order to meet the design specs. and this meant that I had no way of knowing what was in each Widget easily in the backend.
I found myself opening dozens of Widgets to find the one I needed in order to make a simple change. I did get pretty good at guessing though.
In order to make my life easier (and hopefully yours) I had to do one of two things:
- Hide individual Widget titles on the frontend using CSS
- Have a plugin made to allow the title to be easily turned on and off on the frontend while always being visible to the admin in the backend
If you find this plugin useful, I only ask that you share it with others via you’re own blog post or a social bookmark or network of some sort. If you don’t, well that’s OK too;)