Initializing a widget

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The initialize() method

A widget extending SiteOrigin_Widget can optionally override the initialize method to handle any required initialization steps. This code could technically be put in the widget constructor, but we use this method for better code organization and readability.

Registering front end scripts and styles

The SiteOrigin_Widget base class provides two convenience methods, register_frontend_scripts and register_frontend_styles, for enqueueing scripts and styles necessary for rendering the template on the front end. The arguments to these methods are simply an array of arrays. Each array contains the arguments exactly as they would appear when calling wp_enqueue_script or wp_enqueue_style.

function initialize() {
    $this->register_frontend_scripts(
        array(
            array( 'hello-world-script', 'absolute/path/to/my/script.js', array( 'jquery' ), '1.0' )
        )
    );

    $this->register_frontend_styles(
        array(
            array( 'hello-world-style', 'absolute/path/to/my/style.css', array(), '1.0' )
        )
    );
}