WordPress plugin in a sidebar

asked Oct 16, 2013 in Website Builder by SunFun (3,000 points)
Hey all
I added a widget to my WordPres site sidebar and now I want to add the plugin vertical Thumbnail Slider which doesn’t provide a widget on the sidebar? I can’t seem to find out how to do it. The plugin does come with a short code. If anyone knows how to do this please help. Your help is highly appreciated
Thanks and regards

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answered Oct 16, 2013 by WebProX (12,200 points)
Try to add the shortcode to any texwidget, and add this code to your function.php file
add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode');
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answered Oct 18, 2013 by cloudxplore (420 points)
You can either install the “Allow Shortcodes in Text Widgets” plugin, or add a custom function file to your theme.

Go to Plugins → Add New,    Search for “Allow shortcodes in text widgets” and Install and activate the plugin
create a new file called myfunctions.php with the following code
add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode');
Save the file and upload it via FTP to your web server under wp-content/themes/yourtheme/ocmx/includes/