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Me and another user cannot add a custom widget to a plugin page. Under: admin -> layout -> add widget the plugin page simply doesn't appear as an option for the widget to appear on and not every admin wants to have a widget: "Show widget in this position on all available pages"

Will this require custom programming to fix on github?

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Which plugin in this?
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All plugin pages with any plugin widget are affected (from the limited observation I've made).

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Most plugins are set to appear only on certain locations/pages. Something that is designed for a sidebar may not work well at full width at the top of the page.

If you really need to put a widget somewhere else, you can edit the plugin code. Change the allow_template and allow_region functions to simply return true, eg:

function allow_template($template)
{
    return true;
}
function allow_region($region)
{
    return true;
}


Edit: I may have misunderstood, do you want a widget plugin to appear on a custom page plugin? If so, yes you'd need to edit the widget plugin to output on the specific page. You can do that in the output_widget function, like this:

function output_widget($region, $place, $themeobject, $template, $request, $qa_content)
{
    if ( $template == 'plugin' && $request == 'cusotmpage' )
    {
        // plugin output goes here
    }
}

 

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Solution: I implemented my widget in the badge-page.php directly:

function process_request($request) {
// ... page code

// WIDGET CALL: we want the best-user-widget also to be displayed on this page
$widget['title'] = "Best Users per Month";
$module=qa_load_module('widget', $widget['title']);
$region = "side";
$place = "high";
$qa_content['widgets'][$region][$place][] = $module;

return $qa_content;
}


cheers :)
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Thanks echteinfachtv - I'm going to try implementing some code too, so it's good to know what's working and what isn't.
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There really should be a more sensible way of assigning a widget to a custom plugin page without modifying the pages plugin code. Very strange that.
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at least it is good to know the way how to do it :)
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