Hybrid Hook Widgets is a plugin that creates new widget areas for the Hybrid theme and attaches them to the theme’s action hooks. Basically, it allows you to add widgets pretty much anywhere.
Typically, to add extra stuff to the theme, you must use one of Hybrid’s action hooks. This can be quite confusing to some users. This plugin was created mainly for those users without much XHTML and PHP knowledge. It allows them to take advantage of Hybrid’s advanced hook system without the need to understand how it works. Of course, even advanced users can take advantage of this, especially when dealing with client work.
This plugin is for WordPress 2.8+ only.
You must have the Hybrid theme installed to use it.
Full instructions for use can be found in the plugin’s
readme.html file, which is included with the plugin download.
- Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
- Go to your Widgets panel and add widgets to the new widget area.
More detailed instructions can be found in the plugin’s
- Why create this plugin?
Many users don’t understand how to use action hooks from a child theme. PHP might not be their thing. I wanted these users to be able to easily take advantage of some of Hybrid’s more advanced features without having to learn how to code.
- What does this plugin do, exactly?
It creates 11 new widget areas that hook into various parts of the theme. This allows users to add widgets virtually anywhere.
- What widgets areas are available?
Aside from Hybrid’s many default widget areas, you’ll get 11 new ones:
- Hook: Before HTML
- Hook: After HTML
- Hook: Before Header
- Hook: Header
- Hook: After Header
- Hook: Before Container
- Hook: After Container
- Hook: Before Footer
- Hook: Footer
- Hook: Before HTML
- Hook: Comment Form
- I don’t understand any of this. What should I do?
You should do a little reading. The
readme.htmlfile included with the plugin has links to tons of resources. Everything you need to know is there.
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