Widget Control Plugin Preview; Looking for Beta Testers

After playing with a few design ideas for the upcoming update of the Widget Context plugin, I have decided to make the following changes:

  • Move the widget control settings to post edit and category edit screen with support for custom post types and custom taxonomies.
  • Make it a paid plugin in order to enable continuous development and upgrades.
  • Rename it to Widget Control.

Here is a preview of the new UI:

Widget Control Plugin UI

Widget Control Plugin UI

Widget Control on Category edit screen

Widget Control on Category edit screen

Looking for Beta Testers

If you would like to beta test this plugin and report bugs as well as suggestions for user interface improvements, please leave a comment below with one or more features that you would like to see in this plugin. All beta testers will receive the plugin for free, once it has been released to public.


  1. Dale Gregory says:

    I have been using your Widget Context plugin for years now and I would love to be a beta tester for your new Widget Control plugin. I would like to still be able to control which pages a widget will and will not show on either by URL or with a check box. My site is a very page heavy site, but there are some widgets I prefer not to show on certain pages. Thanks for your hard work on Widget Context and on the new Widget Control.

  2. Joel says:

    I don’t have any brilliant ideas but I will test it if you’d like. I think keep the plugin simple and functional. The way you have it setup in the screenshots makes a lot of sense.

  3. Kel says:

    I have Widget Context running on a few sites too and would also love to help beta test your plugin. Thanks!

  4. Deb says:

    I will be happy to test as well – this sounds like it will be an easier interface for my clients and I prefer a paid plugin that works rather than a free one that has a steep learning curve.

  5. Rick says:

    Hi kaspars I would like to test drive this plugin and see how it is. So this new version will be available commercialy?

  6. I’d love to be a Beta tester. Just started building my site and found widget context. It’s very powerful, but would love even more control over widget placement.

  7. Will says:

    I’d be interested in beta testing. I’d like to see the plugin be fully MultiSite compatible.

  8. Anthony says:

    This is a great plugin sir.I was looking for one like this for some time and could not find any.I would love to test this plugin if it is not to late to apply^-^.

  9. CockpitSeeker says:

    As of today sep. 2013, what’s up with the Widget Control plugin project? Hell I’d be interested…

    • Kaspars says:

      CockpitSeeker, all code is on GitHub. I still haven’t decided on the perfect UX for most use cases so any feedback on your particular requirements would be awesome.

      • Got it. I’ve not activated it YET, though…
        Widget Control settings are not in the wp widget page (I’d be very curious if you could elaborate on that :) ). For people having more widgets than pages, that’s fine, however…
        …as I see no more support for url and wildcards
        …when having to deal with way more pages than widgets, on a page, with a large amount of children pages, you get infinite clicking mileage to setup each and every children page manually

        …meaning upon activation of the plugin, I’d have to visit each of my 130 pages settings :/ (tell me if I missed something)

        I propose a solution here (widget control on categories is ok as it adds extra control I guess ^^)

        It’s not perfect as one would still have to navigate in all parent pages for setup (if I’m not mistaken)
        My (temporary) conclusion is that a widget controller had better be in the wp widget page settings to remain 1 click away from configuration (or not?)

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