Flare is a simple yet eye-catching social sharing bar that gets you followed and lets your content get shared via posts, pages, and media types.
You sure can! Just use the the_widget() function to deploy the FlareFollowWidget widget in your template files. For example:
<?php the_widget( 'FlareFollowWidget', array( 'title' => "Follow Me", 'iconstyle' => "round", 'iconsize' => 64, 'iconspacing' => 5 ) ); ?>
The widget takes four "instance" parameters:
title- The title of the widget area
iconstyle- The style of the icon. This can be any of the keys found in the
Flare->iconstylesarray in the main
iconsize- The size of the icon in pixels as an integer (ex.
64for 64 pixels)
iconspacing- The spacing between the icons in pixels as an integer (ex.
10for 10 pixels)
Reddit fuzzes their count, so every time a count total is requested or displayed in the widget, its going to be a little different (usually +/- 20). This issue is on Reddit, so unfortunately we can't really do anything about it :(
When it all boils down to it, Flare is just HTML and CSS. We try to place the Flare widgets in a location that is as un-obtrusive as possible and works in as many layouts as possible. As there are an infinite variety of themes out there though, your website's theme might not work well with where we attempt to place Flare. The good news is, you can fix this by writing some CSS in your theme's style.css file. Use a browser inspector such as Firebug for Firefox or the developer tools for Chrome and Safari to find out what styles need modifying for your Flare layout and write some overrides in your theme's style.css file.
Unfortunately we cannot check the size of the content inside the social widgets themselves as they are in IFRAME tags. We set the IFRAME tag dimensions to work pretty well for most situations, but sometimes, they need to be wider. As mentioned in the previous FAQ though, you can always write a line or two of CSS in your theme's style.css file to change the width of the bubbles.