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ecycler Widget


This WordPress plugin adds a sidebar widget to display your ecycler ( badge. In addition to the sidebar widget, the ecycler badge may also be displayed on your posts or pages using a shortcode.

Collectors: Use this widget to promote your ecycler business in conjunction with your marketing posters.

Discarders: Use this widget to show your pledge to recycle. Ecycler is a new way to recycle.

OPTIONAL: In order to maximize the power of this widget, you will need to register at


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  • Main site:

About ecycler ( creates a new way to recycle by connecting people discarding cans, bottles, newspapers and other materials with those wishing to collect them.

Ecycler provides an alternative to the many U.S. households, businesses and institutions that are not offered curb-side recycling. It’s also an option for people who have to pay for curb-side recycling or who want to have their recyclables picked up when and where they desire.


  • Fully Installed ecycler widget for a Discarder
  • Fully Installed ecycler widget for a Collector
  • Widget configuration screen


  1. Upload the ecycler folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Enable the Widget through the Appearance –> Widgets menu (drag your Widget to the location you want it on your widget list)
  4. If you have already registered on, type in your ecycler Profile ID
  5. Change any other configuration settings here such as Title
  6. Click “Save”

Congratulations! Your ecycler widget is now working! If you would like to see your ecycler badge on one of your Pages or one of your Posts, place this shortcode anywhere: [ecycler-badge]

This plugin may work on WordPress releases prior to 2.7 but it has not been tested.


What does this widget do?

This widget simply displays your ecycler badge on the sidebar of your blog. There are two different badges available, one for the collector and one for the discarder.

Why so simple?

Over the next versions, we fully expect to add functionality to enable you to show your recycling efforts. This will include the ability to display your carbon offset achieved through your recycling efforts.

How can I get my ecycler badge in one of my posts?

Add this shortcode anywhere you’d like to see the badge: [ecycler-badge]

What is

At we bring together those who have recyclables to give away with those who want to collect those recyclables. Many US households, businesses and institutions are not offered curb-side recycling; we’re giving them that option.

The collectors-or entrepreneurs-will make either 100% or 60% of the value of the recyclables, depending on if the discarder wants a payment in exchange for those recyclables.

The discarder has the ability to track his recycling in terms of the number of units and their combined carbon offsets.


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  • Tested and confirmed fully functional for latest WordPress Version 3.4.2

  • Tested and confirmed fully functional for latest WordPress Version 3.2.1
  • Updated the text that appears below the badge

  • Tested and confirmed fully functional for latest WordPress Version 3.1
  • Slight enhancement to the code for a quicker load

  • Tested and confirmed fully functional for latest WordPress Version 3.0.2

  • Added ability to view your ecycler badge from within a Post or a Page using this shortcode: [ecycler-badge]
  • URL title text changed
  • Confirmed WordPress 3.0 functionality

  • Added a new set of badges
  • Fixed a spelling error

  • Added ecycler text under the badge
  • Option to turn on / turn off the ecycler text

  • Code tweaks to ensure compatibility with latest WordPress versions

  • Added new scalable ecycler badges
  • Ability to select a discarder badge or a collector badge for your blog

  • Added a corrected ecycler badge, sorry for the confusion

  • Added a new ecycler badge

  • Added ability to change image (badge) width via configuration panel
  • Various code updates for better formatting

  • Inaugural public version