class praw.models.ButtonWidget(reddit, _data)

Class to represent a widget containing one or more buttons.

Find an existing one:

button_widget = None
widgets = reddit.subreddit("redditdev").widgets
for widget in widgets.sidebar:
    if isinstance(widget, praw.models.ButtonWidget):
        button_widget = widget

for button in button_widget:
    print(button.text, button.url)

Create one (requires proper moderator permissions):

widgets = reddit.subreddit("redditdev").widgets
buttons = [
        "kind": "text",
        "text": "View source",
        "url": "https://github.com/praw-dev/praw",
        "color": "#FF0000",
        "textColor": "#00FF00",
        "fillColor": "#0000FF",
        "hoverState": {
            "kind": "text",
            "text": "ecruos weiV",
            "color": "#000000",
            "textColor": "#FFFFFF",
            "fillColor": "#0000FF",
        "kind": "text",
        "text": "View documentation",
        "url": "https://praw.readthedocs.io",
        "color": "#FFFFFF",
        "textColor": "#FFFF00",
        "fillColor": "#0000FF",
styles = {"backgroundColor": "#FFFF66", "headerColor": "#3333EE"}
button_widget = widgets.mod.add_button_widget(
    "Things to click", "Click some of these *cool* links!", buttons, styles

For more information on creation, see add_button_widget().

Update one (requires proper moderator permissions):

new_styles = {"backgroundColor": "#FFFFFF", "headerColor": "#FF9900"}
button_widget = button_widget.mod.update(shortName="My fav buttons", styles=new_styles)

Delete one (requires proper moderator permissions):


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 necessarily complete.




A list of Buttons. These can also be accessed just by iterating over the ButtonWidget (e.g. for button in button_widget).


The description, in Markdown.


The description, in HTML.


The widget ID.


The widget kind (always "button").


The short name of the widget.


A dict with the keys "backgroundColor" and "headerColor".


The Subreddit the button widget belongs to.

__contains__(item: Any) bool

Test if item exists in the list.

__getitem__(index: int) Any

Return the item at position index in the list.

__init__(reddit, _data)

Initialize an instance of the class.

__iter__() Iterator[Any]

Return an iterator to the list.

__len__() int

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 the data in the SubredditWidgets that this widget belongs to outdated. To remedy this, call refresh().

classmethod parse(data: Dict[str, Any], reddit: praw.Reddit) Any

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.