WordPress and Plugin Widgets
There are many widgets that are included with a WordPress installation, and most plugins that are added to a site also include their own widgets. Â These widgets will not have the color and style flexibility as the SNO widgets, and they will always appear in the default widget style defined on the Theme Options page. Â The following list highlights some of the more useful WordPress and Plugin widgets.
This widget is available as part of the form builder add-on. It is used to place contact/submission forms on your site so that your users can fill out information. Â Before you add this widget to a widget area, you should create your contact/submission form by clicking on New Form under Forms and following the on-screen directions for form creation.Â In the title box, change the words â€śGravity Formsâ€ť to the actual name of your form. Â Then leave the â€śShow the Titleâ€ť box unchecked — if you check this, youâ€™ll end up with a double title.
These widgets display events that have been added using the My Calendar feature (found on the bottom left of your Dashboard area).Â The widget will, by default, load display options.Â You can use HTML to change the display of events in this list, and you can define specific event categories to be displayed or have the widget display all events. Click on HelpÂ under the My CalendarÂ tab to see all the template tag options you can use while configuring this widget.
This widget creates a month by month list of links to stories published in those months.
This widget allows you to display all links or a category of links that youâ€™ve added using the inherent WordPress Links feature. Â You can add and edit links with the Links menu on the left side of your dashboard.
This widget displays thumbnails of photos from galleries or a particular gallery. Â These thumbnails will enlarge on click and display the photo caption beneath the enlarged photo.Â You can set it to display recently added photos or random photos from any set combination of galleries.Â All the configuration options are in the widget itself and not in the NextGen gallery tools.
NextGen Slideshow Widget
This widget displays a slideshow view of photos from galleries or a particular gallery. Â You should set the width of the gallery to the width of the content area for the widget area it is added to.Â Be careful not to add too many photos to one particular slideshow or you will affect the load time of your site.Â All the configuration options are in the widget itself and not in the NextGen gallery tools.
This widget adds a poll to your site — you can create polls with the Poll feature (found in the bottom left of your Dashboard area).Â You can set the widget to display a particular poll or to automatically display the most recently added poll.
This widget will display a list of the most recent comments your readers have made on the stories on your site.
This widget will allow you to display the RSS feed from any other blog or news source. Â Just enter the feed address in the box provided.
This is a generic widget that allows you to add any sort of embed code, text, or html to your site.Â Rather than use this widget, you should use the SNO Embed Widget for embed codes as it allows you to control the appearance of the widget, and it also automatically resizes embed code to the proper size.Â For generic text or HTML, you should use the SNO Text Widget as it allows you to control the appearance of the widget.