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Adding widgets programatically

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Community Member, 541 Posts

9 December 2009 at 12:55am

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?



Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

9 December 2009 at 9:31am

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.