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Button Widget


A simple customizable button widget for your sidebars to allow users take actions, and make choices, with a single tap.


  • Widget settings interface
  • Button widget visible on TwentyTwenty theme’s footer.


Minimum Requirements

  • PHP version 7.2 or greater.
  • MySQL version 5.6 or greater or MariaDB version 10.0 or greater.
  • WordPress version 5.0 or greater.

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option — WordPress will handle the file transfer, and you won’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of the plugin, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu, and click “Add New.”

In the search field type “Button Widget”, then click “Search Plugins.” Once you’ve found the plugin, you can view details about it such as the point release, rating, and description. Click “Install Now,” and WordPress will take it from there.

Manual installation

The manual installation method requires downloading the plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favorite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.


Automatic updates should work smoothly, but we still recommend you back up your site.


How do I use the plugin?

  1. Log into your WordPress website and navigate to Appearance » Widgets.
  2. Locate the Button widget and drag it to the sidebar area where you wish it to appear.
  3. Click the down arrow in the upper right corner to expand the widget’s interface.
  4. Then click the Save button to save the widget’s customization.
  5. Preview the site. You should now see the added button widget is visible.

How do I get help with the plugin?

The easiest way to receive support is to “Create a new topic” by visiting Community Forums page here.

Make sure to check the “Notify me of follow-up replies via email” checkbox to receive notifications, as soon as a reply posted to your question or inquiry.

Please note that this is an opensource 100% volunteer project, and it’s not unusual to get reply days or even weeks later.

Can I help in translating this plugin into a new language?

The plugin is fully translation-ready and localized using the GNU framework, and translators are welcome to contribute to the plugin.

Here’s the WordPress translation website →

How do I contribute to this plugin?

We welcome contributions in any form, and you can help reporting, testing, and detailing bugs.

Here’s the GitHub development repository →

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Genver 27, 2021
Why has this not been offered before? No matter, we are grateful it is here now, it is exactly what has always been needed: an easy way to add a simple button as a widget without having to write or copy code. Bravo!
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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.6


  • Multiple code standards improvements.
  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.5


  • Added additional CSS class(es) support.


  • Multiple code standards improvements.
  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.4


  • Ability to leave color picker control values empty.


  • Initial release.