Warning: This function has been deprecated. Use wp_register_widget_control() instead.

register_widget_control( int|string $name, callable $control_callback, int $width = '', int $height = '' )

Registers widget control callback for customizing options.

Description Description

Allows $name to be an array that accepts either three elements to grab the first element and the third for the name or just uses the first element of the array for the name.

Passes to wp_register_widget_control() after the argument list has been compiled.

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Parameters Parameters


(int|string) (Required) Sidebar ID.


(callable) (Required) Widget control callback to display and process form.


(int) (Optional) Widget width.

Default value: ''


(int) (Optional) Widget height.

Default value: ''

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/deprecated.php

function register_widget_control($name, $control_callback, $width = '', $height = '') {
	_deprecated_function( __FUNCTION__, '2.8.0', 'wp_register_widget_control()' );
	// Compat
	if ( is_array($name) ) {
		if ( count($name) == 3 )
			$name = sprintf($name[0], $name[2]);
			$name = $name[0];

	$id = sanitize_title($name);
	$options = array();
	if ( !empty($width) )
		$options['width'] = $width;
	if ( !empty($height) )
		$options['height'] = $height;
	$params = array_slice(func_get_args(), 4);
	$args = array($id, $name, $control_callback, $options);
	if ( !empty($params) )
		$args = array_merge($args, $params);

	call_user_func_array('wp_register_widget_control', $args);

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Changelog Changelog

Version Description
2.8.0 Use wp_register_widget_control()
2.2.0 Introduced.

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