Create WordPress widget template from scratch

I’ve save down the most basic widget code for WordPress, you can copy this to your plugin and modify it to start your first widget. You can save time on this tutorial to help you create wordpress widget from scratch.

<?php

class example_widget extends WP_Widget {
    function __construct() {
        parent::__construct(false, $name = 'Example Widget');	
    }
 
 	/** @see WP_Widget::widget -- do not rename this */
    function widget($args, $instance) {	
        extract( $args );
        $title 		= apply_filters('widget_title', $instance['title']);
        $message 	= $instance['message'];
        ?>
		<?php echo $before_widget; ?>
			<?php if ( $title )
			echo $before_title . $title . $after_title; ?>
			<ul>
				<li><?php echo $message; ?></li>
			</ul>
			<?php echo $after_widget; ?>
        <?php
    }
 
    /** @see WP_Widget::update -- do not rename this */
    function update($new_instance, $old_instance) {		
		$instance = $old_instance;
		$instance['title'] = strip_tags($new_instance['title']);
		$instance['message'] = strip_tags($new_instance['message']);
        return $instance;
    }
 
    /** @see WP_Widget::form -- do not rename this */
    function form($instance) {	
        $title 		= esc_attr($instance['title']);
        $message	= esc_attr($instance['message']);
        ?>
         <p>
          <label for="<?php echo $this->get_field_id('title'); ?>"><?php _e('Title:'); ?></label> 
          <input class="" id="<?php echo $this->get_field_id('title'); ?>" name="<?php echo $this->get_field_name('title'); ?>" type="text" value="<?php echo $title; ?>" />
        </p>
		<p>
          <label for="<?php echo $this->get_field_id('message'); ?>"><?php _e('Simple Message'); ?></label> 
          <input class="" id="<?php echo $this->get_field_id('message'); ?>" name="<?php echo $this->get_field_name('message'); ?>" type="text" value="<?php echo $message; ?>" />
        </p>
        <?php 
    }
 
 
} // end class example_widget
add_action('widgets_init', create_function('', 'return register_widget("example_widget");'));
?>

Author: Justin Soo

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