Frontend widget instance filter

Widgets Bundle > Advanced Concepts > Filters> Frontend widget instance filter

This filter allows you to modify the widget instance before the Widgets Bundle renders your widget. This instance is the version that the Widgets Bundle passes to the get_less_variables and get_template_variables. This filter allows you to modify the instance on the frontend without effecting the instance that's handled by the forms or stored in the database.

This filter has 2 versions. 'siteorigin_widgets_instance' and 'siteorigin_widgets_instance_' . $this->id_base. One targets all widgets and the other only targets a widget with a specific id_base. It gets 2 arguments; the first is the instance to be filtered and the second is a copy of the widget object.

The following is an example of filtering the button widget.

function wbe_filter_button_frontend_instance($instance, $widget){
    if( $instance['text'] == 'Download Now' ) {
        // We want to run any buttons that say download now through a custom function
        // wbe_modify_button_text is an example function
        $instance['text'] = wbe_modify_button_text( $instance['text'] );

    return $instance;
add_filter('siteorigin_widgets_instance_sow-button', 'wbe_filter_button_frontend_instance', 10, 2);

The function wbe_modify_button_text doesn't exist, but you could replace it with something like a translation function, or maybe you want to add some user specific tracking argument to the button URL.