I’ve been using WordPress to drive my website for a short while now. The ease of use, the ability to customise the page layout, and the great page themes are all fabulous. In addition, there’s a recent feature to add a dynamic sidebar via customisable widgets.
To use any of the widgets listed below, follow these simple instructions.
1. Download the chosen widget(s).
2. Extract the zip file and upload the contents to your wp-content/plugins/widgets directory.
3. Enable the widget via the SiteAdmin->Plugins menu.
4. Drag and drop the widget into your side bar. Don’t forget to configure the widget!
Recently I have moved to using Zenphoto as the main gallery for my site. In order to replicate the random image on the main page, I have created a new Zenphoto widget. To make life easy, this uses some configuration data collected by the ZenphotoPress plugin, but is otherwise quite standalone.
Download the WP Zenphoto widget (version 1.0)
Seeing as how I also use Coppermine to drive my photo album, I decided to create a very simple widget to display a random image from the Coppermine in the sidebar.
Download the WP Coppermine widget (version 1.0)
Widget RequirementsIn order to use these widgets, you’ll need to ensure that WordPress has been properly configured. As a minimum you will need to have installed…
The |Coppermine widget relies on the presence of a WordPress plugin for Coppermine, originally developed by Stilglog. That site isn’t available anymore, so I’ve packed up a local copy here.
*Note that after a few problems, this local copy of the plugin is back online.
You must download, install, configure and enable this plugin before the widget will work properly. Also, if you have any problems using the plugin, I cannot help because I didn’t write it 🙂 If you can find Stilglog, please ask him!!
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