class praw.models.RulesWidget(reddit, _data)

Class to represent a rules widget.

widgets = reddit.subreddit('redditdev').widgets
rules_widget = None
for widget in widgets.sidebar:
    if isinstance(widget, praw.models.RulesWidget):
        rules_widget = widget
from pprint import pprint; pprint(

Update one (requires proper moderator permissions):

new_styles = {'backgroundColor': '#FFFFFF', 'headerColor': '#FF9900'}
rules_widget.mod.update(display='compact', shortName='The LAWS',

Typical Attributes

This table describes attributes that typically belong to objects of this class. Since attributes are dynamically provided (see Determine Available Attributes of an Object), there is not a guarantee that these attributes will always be present, nor is this list comprehensive in any way.

Attribute Description
data A list of the subreddit rules. Can be iterated over by iterating over the RulesWidget (e.g. for rule in rules_widget).
display The display style of the widget, either 'full' or 'compact'.
id The widget ID.
kind The widget kind (always 'subreddit-rules').
shortName The short name of the widget.
styles A dict with the keys 'backgroundColor' and 'headerColor'.
subreddit The Subreddit the button widget belongs to.

Test if item exists in the list.


Return the item at position index in the list.

__init__(reddit, _data)

Initialize the rules widget.


Return an iterator to the list.


Return the number of items in the list.


Get an instance of WidgetModeration for this widget.


Using any of the methods of WidgetModeration will likely make outdated the data in the SubredditWidgets that this widget belongs to. To remedy this, call refresh().

classmethod parse(data, reddit)

Return an instance of cls from data.

  • data – The structured data.
  • reddit – An instance of Reddit.


This list of attributes is not complete. PRAW dynamically provides the attributes that Reddit returns via the API. Because those attributes are subject to change on Reddit’s end, PRAW makes no effort to document them, other than to instruct you on how to discover what is available. See Determine Available Attributes of an Object for detailed information.