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Build a Bare-Bones WordPress 2.8+ Widget

This tutorial is going to be a little more advanced than some of the fare around here, but in the end you'll have all the information you need to know to create your very own WordPress widget! And that's worth the effort, I think. However, you will need to understand a little bit of PHP for this to make much sense.

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