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BNS Add Widget


Add a widget area to the footer of any theme by way of the wp_footer action hook. Works just like the widget areas commonly created with code in the functions.php template file.
* Copyright 2010-2016 Edward Caissie (email :

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2,
as published by the Free Software Foundation.

You may NOT assume that you can use any other version of the GPL.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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The license for this software can also likely be found here:


  • The new blank widget area


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload bns-add-widget.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate through the ‘Plugins’ menu.
  3. Read
  4. Add your widget choice to the BNS Add Widget area under Appearance | Widgets

— or –

  1. Go to ‘Plugins’ menu under your Dashboard
  2. Click on the ‘Add New’ link
  3. Search for bns-add-widget
  4. Install.
  5. Activate through the ‘Plugins’ menu.
  6. Read
  7. Add your widget choice to the BNS Add Widget area under Appearance | Widgets


How can I get support for this plugin?

Please note, support may be available on the WordPress Support forums; but, it may be faster to visit:

How can I style the plugin output?

The plugin uses the register_sidebar() WordPress function; additional classes are added via the plugin code:

  • .bns-add-widget
  • h2.bns-widget-title
  • .bnsaw-credit


September 3, 2016
This plugin lets you put other plugin’s widgets into the footer! People, this is awesome. I use it and it works great, I love using it with Javascript HTML Adder. Can’t believe, with thousands of installs of this plugin, I’m the first to review this. This is a 5 star plugin, love it. Get it, use it.
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Contributors & Developers

“BNS Add Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Released February 2016
  • Added links to plugin meta row for more community involvement
  • Added some helper methods
  • Added .pot and en_CA translation files
  • Updated location of custom CSS for plugin
  • Updated copyright years in all files


  • Released November 2015
  • Change to singleton format
  • Moved update_message into class
  • Removed bns-add-widget.pot file in favor of


  • Released April 2015
  • Added bnsft_in_plugin_update_message function
  • Added bns-add-widget.pot translation file
  • Cleaned up code to get rid of extraneous comments
  • Corrected $exit_message to be i18n compatible
  • Updated copyright year


  • Released April 2014
  • Reformat code to better meet WordPress Coding Standards
  • Update Copyright year


  • Released December 2013
  • Code Reformatting (nothing to see here)


  • Release May 2013
  • Version number compatibility updates


  • Release February 2013
  • Documentation and comments
  • Fixed misread token issue


  • Release November 2012
  • Added filter hook and CSS wrapper to credit text
  • Removed load_plugin_textdomain as redundant


  • Implemented OOP style coding methods
  • Documentation improvements


  • Set stylesheet versions to dynamically match the plugin version
  • ‘readme.txt’ updates


  • Documentation updates
  • Updated long description
  • Added license references to ‘readme.txt’ header section


  • confirmed compatible with WordPress 3.4


  • confirmed compatible with WordPress 3.3
  • added phpDoc Style documentation
  • added i18n support
  • added bnsaw-style.css for plugin specific elements
  • added conditional enqueue of bnsaw-custom-style.css stylesheet for end-user modifications
  • added description parameter to widget area definition
  • added additional style for widget area
  • updated required WordPress version to 2.7


  • confirmed compatible with WordPress version 3.2-beta2-18055
  • removed conditionals checking for *_sidebar functions
  • lowered required WordPress version to 2.2


  • Confirm compatible with WordPress 3.1 (beta)


  • compatible with WordPress version 3.0
  • cleaned up CSS elements to better match WordPress default widget code


  • compatible with WordPress version 2.9.2
  • updated license declaration


  • clarified the plugin is released under a GPL-compatible license


  • Initial release.