POST /sites/$site/widgets/widget:$id

Update a widget on a site by its ID.

Resource Information

Method POST
Requires authentication? Yes

Method Parameters

Parameter Type Description
$site (string) Site ID or domain.
$id (string) Widget ID

Query Parameters

Parameter Type Description
context (string)
(default) Formats the output as HTML for display. Shortcodes are parsed, paragraph tags are added, etc..
Formats the output for editing. Shortcodes are left unparsed, significant whitespace is kept, etc..
http_envelope (bool)
Some environments (like in-browser JavaScript or Flash) block or divert responses with a non-200 HTTP status code. Setting this parameter will force the HTTP status code to always be 200. The JSON response is wrapped in an "envelope" containing the "real" HTTP status code and headers.
pretty (bool)
Output pretty JSON
meta (string) Optional. Loads data from the endpoints found in the 'meta' part of the response. Comma-separated list. Example: meta=site,likes
fields (string) Optional. Returns specified fields only. Comma-separated list. Example: fields=ID,title
callback (string) An optional JSONP callback function.

Request Parameters

Parameter Type Description
sidebar (string) Optional. The ID of the sidebar where this widget will be active.
position (int) Optional. The new position of the widget in the sidebar.
settings (object) Optional. The settings to merge into the widget.

Response Parameters

Parameter Type Description
id (string) The ID of the widget.
sidebar (string) The ID of the sidebar where this widget will be active.
position (int) The position of the widget in the sidebar.
settings (array) The settings for the widget.

Resource Errors

These are the possible errors returned by this endpoint.

HTTP Code Error Identifier Error Message
403 unauthorized User is not authorized to access widgets
400 missing_data The data you provided was not accurate.
400 no_data No data was provided.
403 unauthorized User cannot access this private blog.
403 unauthorized User cannot access this restricted blog


curl \
 -H 'authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN' \
 --data-urlencode 'sidebar=sidebar-2' \
 --data-urlencode 'position=0' \
 --data-urlencode 'settings=Array' \
$options  = array (
  'http' => 
  array (
    'ignore_errors' => true,
    'method' => 'POST',
    'header' => 
    array (
      0 => 'authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN',
      1 => 'Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded',
    'content' => 
     http_build_query(  array (
        'sidebar' => 'sidebar-2',
        'position' => '0',
        'settings' => 
        array (
          'title' => 'hello world',

$context  = stream_context_create( $options );
$response = file_get_contents(
$response = json_decode( $response );


    "id": "text-3",
    "id_base": "text",
    "settings": {
        "title": "hello world"
    "sidebar": "sidebar-2",
    "position": 0