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[resolved] Activating the built-in Image Widget? (6 posts)

  1. amosuro
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm having trouble getting my head around the supposed Image Widget that comes built in with WordPress. I've read a number of articles explaining how it works, but for some reason I do not have it displayed in my Widgets area (both the Active and Inactive widget section).

    Can somebody explain to me whether I need to somehow 'activate' this widget if I am using a custom theme, and if so, how?

    Thank you very much!

  2. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    the supposed Image Widget that comes built in with WordPress

    where is that information coming from?
    it might be referring to WordPress.com (?)

    (afaik) WordPress.org does not have a default image widget;

    you could install the jetpack plugin to get an image widget, or install any other image widget plugin...

  3. amosuro
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is what I suspected, but reading this blog article from WordPress is quite misleading:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/image-widget/

    It suggests that there is a standard image widget built in...

  4. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    there is a difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org -

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    as I suspected, your referenced source is from WordPress.com and therefore only applies to .com

  5. Peter Chester
    Modern Tribe
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That's interesting. I didn't even realize there was a .com image widget. I've actually talked to some of the folks who run .org about including our image widget in the core but they had a bunch of UI requests that I thought were sort of silly.

  6. amosuro
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well it's definitely something that should be put in there, especially since the functionality is already set up for .com.

    Thanks guys

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