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register_sidebar_widget() WP 2.2.0

Deprecated in 2.8.0. It is no longer supported and can be removed in future releases. Use wp_register_sidebar_widget() instead.

Register widget for sidebar with backward compatibility.

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_sidebar_widget() after argument list and backward compatibility is complete.

  • See: wp_register_sidebar_widget()

No Hooks.


Nothing (null).


register_sidebar_widget( $name, $output_callback, $classname );
$name(string/int) (required)
Widget ID.
$output_callback(callable) (required)
Run when widget is called.
Classname widget option.
Default: ''
$params(mixed) (required)
,... Widget parameters.

Code of register sidebar widget: wp-includes/deprecated.php WP 5.2.2

function register_sidebar_widget($name, $output_callback, $classname = '') {
	_deprecated_function( __FUNCTION__, '2.8.0', 'wp_register_sidebar_widget()' );
	// Compat
	if ( is_array($name) ) {
		if ( count($name) == 3 )
			$name = sprintf($name[0], $name[2]);
			$name = $name[0];

	$id = sanitize_title($name);
	$options = array();
	if ( !empty($classname) && is_string($classname) )
		$options['classname'] = $classname;
	$params = array_slice(func_get_args(), 2);
	$args = array($id, $name, $output_callback, $options);
	if ( !empty($params) )
		$args = array_merge($args, $params);

	call_user_func_array('wp_register_sidebar_widget', $args);