As far as I can tell, theme development is a mixture of those satisfying moments when a spark of creative genius brings about a particularly attractive design element, and pure monotony as you go through the required motions in bringing your creation to life. Perhaps more often the latter than the former.
So if I spot something that can make the task of designing themes a little easier with no downside, I’ll happily take the opportunity to plug it. Monster Widget is one such something.
There is nothing complicated about Monster Widget’s functionality – all it does is consolidate all 13 core widgets into one single widget. So if you want to check the appearance of all core widgets in your theme design, you drag and drop just one widget, rather than 13.
That’s it! It’s just a simple little timesaver which you can add to your standard WordPress development installation.
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