function wp_widget_description( $id ) {}

Retrieve description for widget.
When registering widgets, the options can also include ‘description’ that describes the widget for display on the widget administration panel or in the theme.


  • int|string $id: Widget ID.

Return values

returns:Widget description, if available. Null on failure to retrieve description.

Source code

function wp_widget_description( $id ) {

	if ( !is_scalar($id) )


	global $wp_registered_widgets;

	if ( isset($wp_registered_widgets[$id]['description']) )

		return esc_html( $wp_registered_widgets[$id]['description'] );



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