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Setup

Installation

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Log in as an administrator and go to Plugins > Add New. You can install the plugin by uploading the plugin file or searching it in the WordPress plugins directory.

a) Click the Upload Plugin button and choose the plugin’s zip file, click the Install Now button.

b) Or, type Widgets in the search field and click Search Plugins, locate the Widgets Control plugin by itthinx and install it by clicking Install Now.

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Now activate the plugin to have the widget placement features available.

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FTP

You can also install the plugin via FTP, see Manual Plugin Installation

Settings

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Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 14.42.55The Widgets Control plugin is basically setup-free. It provides an option to have the cache cleared automatically when updates to the widget structure are detected. This option is disabled by default and caching systems get better at recognizing changes so you might not even need to use this option. Anyhow, if you desire to have the cache cleared automatically while you set up your widgets, you can enable this option.

Automatic Cache Clearing

It works with W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache and WP Engine’s caching system.To enable automatic cache clearing, go to Plugins > Widgets Control and enable the Automatic Cache Clearing option. Once you have set up your widgets, it is recommended to disable the option to avoid unnecessary cache clearing which can impact your site’s overall performance once it is production-ready.
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