Want to use shortcodes in the standard WordPress text widget?
If so this plugin by CodeAndReload is just the plugin you need.
The plugin will parse shortcodes and smilies entered in a text widget .
If you have ‘Convert emoticons to graphics on display’ set to on the plugin will convert these as demo’ed in the text widget.
Available options to set in the admin area
1.Parse Shortcodes and Smilies
2.Parse Shortcodes only
3.Parse Smilies only
4.Don’t Parse smilies or Shortcodes.
Great plugin easy to use with plugins that do not supply a widget