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Enable shortcodes in text widgets

This single line enables the shortcode functions in widgets. By default WordPress prints the [shortcode] tag and will not render it. do_shortcode is the template function to display a shortcode in a template file so we just need to add that to our widget_text filter.

 * Snippet Name: Enable shortcodes in text widgets
 * Snippet URL: http://www.wpcustoms.net/snippets/enable-shortcodes-in-text-widgets/
  add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode', 11);