Widget Wrangler is a plugin that gives administrators a clean interface for managing widgets on a page by page basis.
Widget Wrangler is great! Easy and fun to use. It's part of the plugin suite I use on all my wordpress sites. Simple usage means I can teach end-user clients how to manage widgets on a page-to-page basis and not worry that they'll mess anything up. Each update gets better. Highly recommended.
Widget Wrangler Features
Widget CorralsWhen you wrangle your widgets you need a place to put them. Corrals are that place. Like a WordPress sidebar, a corral is a container for widgets. But unlike sidebars, you can place corrals right into your posts or move widgets between them on any page you’d like without making a new template.
Drag and Drop InterfaceWith a simple drag and drop interface you can change the order of your widgets in corrals, move them or even remove the widget completely. Widget Wrangler gives you the power to arrange and rearrange widgets as you see fit, on every single page of your site.
Override Widgets Per-PageOverride default settings on a per-page basis, to customize pages for your site. Each page on your WordPress site can control what widgets appear and where. This is managed by a simple drag and drop interface that appears when editing a page.
Custom Widget TemplatesDo you have a widget on a specific post that you want to show up just a little differently? Lucky for you, Widget Wrangler lets you completely control the HTML of any given widget in a template. Templates can target all widgets, widget types and individual widgets. Template suggestions are hierarchical, so you can have the highest precision where you need it.
Clone WordPress WidgetsGot a favorite contributed WordPress widget? Use that widget with Widget Wrangler. Simply copy the WordPress widget into the Widget Wrangler's interface, and it will be added to the list of manageable widgets on a page by page basis. Widgets designed for WordPress 3+ are able to be used with the 'Copy WP Widget' option in the Widget Wrangler menu. Widgets programmed for older versions of WordPress may not work.
Advanced ParsingMake a widget do what you want, when you want it. Parse PHP, custom HTML, whatever you need. There are two tokens available for the widget’s title and content that can be used to easily place those values within custom output.
Theme SetupIf you have a lot of Widgets and multiple regions for them save yourself some time with the theme setup. It automatically creates a widget corral in each region and makes a wrangleable copy of each widget you have set up. Take your setup from something you do over a cup of coffee to something you do over a blink or two.
Additional PresetsWith Widget Wrangler Pro you can create your own presets. Need to update your widget configuration being used on hundreds of pages? No problem, that's where Presets shine. Presets can be assigned anywhere the Wrangler appears. And as always presets can be overridden at the post or term level for maximum flexibility.
Working with larger sites we often find ourselves repeating tedious steps and losing hours of productivity. As developers this presented a nice challenge. First we put together rough tools to allow us to build sites the way we wanted to. Then we realized that these could help other people too, so we polished our internal plugins and made them easy to use.
These plugins are the fruits of our labor. They are made with efficiency and ease of use in mind. We want to give everyone developer level power with straight forward drag and drop interfaces.
Widget Wrangler frees users from whipping up a new sidebar template or page when they want to have a different configuration once in a while.
Query Wrangler lets users make WP queries using a powerful interface to filter and sort their results.
These plugins have saved us hundreds of hours of development time. And we're happy to offer them to you so you can do the same.