wp_widget_description( int|string $id )

Retrieve description for widget.

Description Description

When registering widgets, the options can also include ‘description’ that describes the widget for display on the widget administration panel or in the theme.

Parameters Parameters


(int|string) (Required) Widget ID.

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Return Return

(string|void) Widget description, if available.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/widgets.php

function wp_widget_description( $id ) {
	if ( ! is_scalar( $id ) ) {

	global $wp_registered_widgets;

	if ( isset( $wp_registered_widgets[ $id ]['description'] ) ) {
		return esc_html( $wp_registered_widgets[ $id ]['description'] );

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Version Description
2.5.0 Introduced.

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