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Widget Confusion – How to customise html of a widget?

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    Again, I can’t really find more information on what I want to do other than in the info in the WP codex. Essentially what I would like to do is change the HTML being outputted by widgets such as “latest post” and so on so that I can put my own classes in there and other stuff.

    I’ve tried changing functions.php but the changes don’t seem to take effect. Could someone direct me to where I need to make the changes or better still a page that tells me all this? I’m guessing I have overlooked something … somewhere.


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    Jeff Sayre


    Since this is a BuddyPress forum, I’ll assume you’re talking about the Buddypress widget “Recent Blog Posts” and not the WordPress widget “Recent Posts”

    You need to look in bp-blogs-widgets.php for the code. But, do not change the code within that file. It is a core BuddyPress file and any changes you make will be lost the next time you upgrade. Instead, make a copy of that file and create your own custom widget.

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    Hi Jeff,

    Thanks for all your help so far. I was indeed talking about the BuddyPress widget. I’ll have a go at that and see what results I get :) thank you. All I really need to do is add some CSS classes and a container box but what I put in functions.php (obviously) gets ignored.


    How do you create a custom widget?

    ok i found a previous posting, nevermind

    hmm ok the previous posting was pointing to this

    However, i’m not able to customize it.I tried changing some things but it doesnt show up anything on the mu admin area/widgets. No real documentation anywhere again, i have no idea what functions to call or how anything is structured.

    hmm maybe i should study wordpress?

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