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Adding widgets programatically


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9 December 2009 at 12:55am Community Member, 509 Posts

Hi All,

I was just wondering if there was a way of adding widgets to the widget area via code?

Can I add something in my _config.php file? Or extend the relevent class?

I am mainly looking at the blog module for doing this, and I cant hack the module, because it is pulled in via SVN externals.

Any thoughts?



9 December 2009 at 9:31am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

The only way to add them programmatically is to set the ParentID to the ID of the widget the that of the widget area. Something like..

$widget = new Widget();
$widget->ParentID = $widgetarea->ID;

Rather then put that in your _config you could probably put that in your requireDefaultRecords() function on page so rebuilding the database triggers the check. You would populate $widgetarea by doing a query on the blogholder.