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Compassion Widget


The Compassion Widget plug-in uses the WordPress widget system to insert and display a Compassion International banner. A user can select from various available Compassion International banners. When a site visitor clicks on a banner they will be taken to the corresponding page on the Compassion International website (


  • This is a screenshot of the WordPress admin area with the Compassion Widget options opened when a new widget is created in a widget area.
  • This is a screenshot of the Compassion Widget options with a specified source code, country, and text link.
  • This is a screenshot of a displayed Compassion Widget banner with a text link.
  • This is a screenshot of an entire webpage with a Compassion Widget banner displayed.


  1. Upload directory /compassion-widget to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plug-in through the ‘Plug-ins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Navigate to Appearance -> Widgets menu in WordPress
  4. Drag the ‘Compassion Banners’ widget from the available widgets box into an available widget area
  5. If you have a source code from Compassion, select ‘Use Source Code’ and enter your source code in the field that appears
  6. Optionally select a specific country from which to show children
  7. Click ‘View Available Banners’ to select the banner to be displayed
  8. Optionally select a text link to display with the banner
  9. Click the save button to save the widget options


What sizes are available for the Compassion Banners?

Sizes range from 120 px X 60 px up to 425 px X 600 px.

What if I don’t have a widget area big enough to display the banner I have selected?

Currently these are the only options available to insert the banner into a widget area on your webpage.


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  • Initial release