Shiba Widgets 1.4

The Shiba Widgets plugin allows you to assign different widgets to different posts, pages, categories, or tags. Shiba Widgets 1.4 contains updates for WordPress 3.1. It was tested on WordPress 3.0 and 3.1.

Shiba Widgets 1.4 will only work on WordPress 3.0 and above.

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New features for Shiba Widgets 1.4 –

1. Quick Edit and Bulk Edit

Widget sets can now be quickly assigned to posts and pages through the native WordPress Quick Edit and Bulk Edit interface.

When you click on the Quick Edit link for posts or pages, there is now a Widget Set custom dropdown menu. Pick the widget set you want to assign and click on the Update button when you are done.

To assign widget sets to posts/pages in bulk –

  1. Check all the posts you want to edit, and select Edit in the Bulk Actions dropdown menu at the top of the screen.
  2. Select the widget set you want to assign to all of the selected posts from the Widget Set dropdown menu.
  3. Click on the Update button once you are done.

Shiba Widgets 1.4 will only work on WordPress 3.0 and above.

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  1. says

    Hi, I am getting a wierd error with the shiba widgets plugin. I even tried a couple different versions. I am running it fine on another site. However on this site, when I go to edit which widgets are in the bar I can’t move any widgets to it – OR remove any widgets from the bar – OR even open any of the widgets that are in the sidebar. I have tried on a couple different browsers IE, firefox and safari with the same results. Have you seen this error before? In IE the error is – Object doesn’t support this property or method post.php code:0

    • says

      Sounds like the javascript on the page did not load. This could be for a variety of reasons.
      – What WordPress version are you running? Are you running the same version on both sites?
      – Did you try turning off other plugins? There could be plugin conflicts. Are you running the same plugins on both sites?
      – Sometimes there can also be theme conflicts.

      For something like this, it is difficult to debug without onsite testing. You can try running it on a basic configuration, for example all plugins turned off, in 2010 theme, and see how it goes.

    • ShibaShake says

      I am actually about to release a new version so perhaps you want to hold off for a bit.

      In terms of plugin updates – I always update on my test site first and test things out to make sure that there are no issues with my configuration. Then after a bit I update my main site. I have been bitten one too many times by updating and then having to go back to a previous version.

  2. hans says

    Hi,I was looking for plugin like this for a long time. Finally I landed here :).
    But I tried to install this plugin on wordpress 3.1.2 (localhost), but when I activated it, I got the message like this “The plugin does not have a valid header.” 🙁
    Can u help me with this?

  3. says

    I have installed this plugin to support a sidebar widget system, so users can build widget sets and apply them to pages. The problem is it appears the Widget Set menu is available only to admins–I need it accessible for editors and authors too. Is there a way to do this?

    Also, a bug just FYI, when I attempt to go to Options I get this:

    Fatal error: Call to a member function on a non-object in /…/shiba-widget-options.php on line 86

    • ShibaShake says

      Currently permissions are set to ‘switch_themes’. You can change that by hooking into the shiba_widgets_permission filter. Or you can simply change the $permission variable in the shiba-widgets.php.

      Fatal error: Call to a member function on a non-object in /…/shiba-widget-options.php on line 86

      Hmmm, that is strange and I am not able to duplicate this bug on my environment. Do you have the latest version of the plugin? (1.4.2)

  4. says

    hi. im using shiba widgets 1.2.2 on my client’s site. i went to edit some widgets and add more and got this error:
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function tag_rows() in /home/content/a/b/e/abekurek/html/wp-content/plugins/shiba-widgets/shiba-edit-widgets.php on line 212

    the website it working fine. i was going to grab shiba widgets 1.4 but i dont want to break the site for my client. i looked at the code and nothing looks broken.

    what do you suggest i do?


    • ShibaShake says

      Hello Mike,
      As you know, there are many WordPress core updates and when this happens core functions may get deprecated. Personally, whenever there is a new WordPress release, I first test it on my test site. Then, I wait a bit for the release to firm up before installing it on my sites. There will usually be some issues with each site, but that is part and parcel of using WordPress and the free plugins that come along with it.

      However, each situation is unique, and I can only speak to my own preferences for my own sites.

    • ShibaShake says

      Yeah if there is no widget set assigned, the Default set is used. If you want it to default to an empty widget set then simply empty out the Default widget set.

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