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About.me Widget – NO LONGER SUPPORTED

Description

This widget is no longer supported or maintained.

Set your blog up right with an About section instantly pulled from your about.me page.

Automatic

Your blog is immediately populated with a photo, biography and links to all your social networks. As your about.me page is updated, so is your about.me widget on your WordPress blog.

Social

Readers can easily connect where you are online via the social icons included in the widget. Increase friends and followers and show off your online presence.

Customize

Set the name of the section (About the Author, Who I Am etc.), change the size of your name, and choose which elements of your about.me page to display!

Visual

Bring in the beautiful background from your about.me page, as well as the visual icons from your social networks.

If you don’t have an account, sign up at about.me to easily create a page and use the widget.

Screenshots

  • The widget configuration view.
  • Sample about.me widget.
  • About.me widget in side bar of a post

Installation

Quickly get the about.me widget working on your blog:

  1. Upload the widget archive to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to Appearance >> Widgets to move the widget into your theme and configure the name and settings.

If you don’t have an account, sign up at about.me to easily create a page and use the widget.

Embed in a Post

You can embed your about.me page in a post instead of adding it to your theme. To do so:

  1. Install and activate the about.me widget as described above, but do not move the widget into your theme.
  2. Add the following shortcode to your post, substituting your own about.me username:

    [aboutme username=”user_name”]

Your about.me page will be embedded in the post with your background image, name, bio, and icons for your social networks.

Note: Embedding in a post is in Beta testing.

FAQ

Will the widget update automatically?

Yes, when you update your about.me page, your widget will update within a few hours.

Can I edit the widget?

Yes, you control the title of the widget, the text size and determine whether you’d like an image to display or not.

What does: “We encountered an error while communicating with the about.me server.” mean?

If you see this more than once please contact us at help@about.me!

Where can I post feedback?

Let us know what you think at our feedback forum.

How do I get an about.me page?

Head to about.me to register for your free about.me page. It takes less than a minute to set up.

Reviews

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Contributors & Developers

“About.me Widget – NO LONGER SUPPORTED” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1.7

  • Added deprecation notice

1.1.6

  • Updated Error Message

1.1.5

  • Discard # in profile url to so that correct username is extracted

1.1.4

  • Make text suitable for translation in widget configuration

1.1.3

  • Changed text in widget configuration

1.1.2

  • disable auto email in case error in api call

1.1.1

  • Revised error handling

1.1

  • Added new configuration options for the background image, apps, headline, and biography
  • Added support for embedding about.me page in a post via a shortcode (Beta)

1.0.4

  • Check if api url is empty

1.0.3

  • Updated error messages

1.0.2

  • Updated Plugin URI in plugin header

1.0.1

  • readme.txt updated
  • Added screenshots and banner

1.0

  • Initial release