Getting Started


  1. To install from the Plugins Admin:
    • In the WordPress Admin, go to “Plugins > Add New.”
    • Type “intelliwidget” in the “Search” box and click “Search Plugins.”
    • Locate “IntelliWidget Per Page Featured Posts and Menus” in the list and click “Install Now.”
  2. To install manually:
    • Download the IntelliWidget plugin archive.
    • In the WordPress Admin, go to “Plugins > Add New.”
    • Click the “Upload” link at the top of the page.
    • Browse your computer for the IntelliWidget zip archive and click “Install.”
  3. In the WordPress Admin, go to “Plugins > Installed Plugins.” Locate “IntelliWidget Per Page Featured Posts and Menus” in the list and click “Activate.”
  4. Follow the “Quick Introduction” below.

Getting Started: An Introduction

Here is a very simple example that illustrates the basics: a Parent Profile replaced by a Child Profile. Don’t worry, each option is explained in more detail later.

  1. Add New IntelliWidgetStart by dragging the widget labeled “IntelliWidget” over to one of your existing sidebars. The new IntelliWidget panel will open revealing the various settings groups. This is now the “Parent Profile” for this IntelliWidget instance.
  2. Post Selection ToggleOpen the “Post Selection” panel by clicking the bar. You will see a multi-select menu containing all of your pages and posts.
  3. Post Selection Panel DetailHold down the option key (“Command” on Mac) and select a few of your pages and click the “Save” button at the bottom of the widget panel.
  4. Front End Example - Parent ProfileLoad a page from your site in a browser that uses the sidebar you just modified. You will see a menu of the pages you added in the previous step. This is the default behavior: a menu of page links sorted by title.
  5. Edit Page IntelliWidget ProfilesIn the WordPress Admin, go to “Pages” and select the page you just viewed. You will now see a new meta box labeled “IntelliWidget Profiles.”
  6. Add New Child ProfileClick “+ Add New Profile.” A tabbed panel will appear containing settings almost exactly like the ones in the Widgets Admin.
  7. Replace Parent ProfileClick the “Parent Profile to Replace” dropdown menu and you will see an option for the sidebar where you added the IntelliWidget Parent Profile. Select this option.
  8. Additional Text ToggleOpen the “Additional Text/HTML” Panel by clicking the bar.
  9. Display Position MenuSelect “This text only (no posts)” option in the “Display” dropdown menu.
  10. Additional Text InputType some text in the “Custom Text/HTML” textarea. Click “Save Settings.”
  11. Replaced Profile ExampleNow load the page you just edited in your browser. Instead of the menu from before, you now see the new title and the custom text you typed. If you go to any other page that uses the same sidebar, you will see the menu from before.
  12. Use another Profile MenuFinally, you can select this page in the “Use Profiles From” menu from any other page to re-use these settings. This is useful if you have a sub-set of pages that need to re-use the same sidebar content.