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Flattr Shortcode Widget


  • Example of the widget on a page
  • Example of the widget using the Multi-Flattr feature


Installation is easy:

  1. Download and unzip the plugin.
  2. Copy the folder to the plugins directory of your blog.
  3. Enable the plugin in your admin panel.
  4. Configure the widget (not avaialable yet)
  5. Include a widget in a post or page by adding the appropriate shortcode to your page or post.


Comming in a later version.


View the Arbitrary section.


The Flattr Shortcode Widget in my Feed is a static image pointing to

Flattr need to update the way their API works to allow for a flattr to be submitted without someone flattring and be able to return a value with the flattr page for your submission. If you manually creat the thing on Flattr or the thing has been created on flattr then you can add “rssurl={rssurl}” as a variable and replacing {rssurl} with the url of your thing on flattr.


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Contributors & Developers

“Flattr Shortcode Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




*NEW: Screenshots of plugin
*NEW: Ability to flattr developer from settings page


*BUG FIX: Quote marks cause the generated widget to be invalid.


*BUG FIX: A function was used that stopped backward compatability before version 3.0


*NEW: Flattr UID option for induvidual users allowing each user to have their own default Flattr UID
*NEW: Options Page to set the default Flattr UID for the blog
*UPDATE: Flattr Shortcode modified – new uid tag added


*UPDATE: More tags added


*BUG FIX: Feeds would try and render the javascript button.
*NEW: RSS displays a Flattr this image in substitute of the js widget but this links to the flattr home page due to Flattr API restictions
*BUG FIX: Default widget size is not reset to large after creating a compact widget if the Official Flattr Widget is not installed.
*BUG FIX: Name change was not fully migrated


*BUG FIX: Anchor now set when used with multi-flattr feature
*BUG FIX: Anchors tag is now closed properly
*UPDATE: Additional flattrs made by multi-flattr are hidden from listing on to stop spamming
*BUG FIX: Further whitespace removal to all variables


*NEW: Anchors added so that multiple flattrs can be used on the same URL
*NEW: Your backlink from flattr can link straight back to the widget rather than just back to the page (uses anchors)
*NEW: You can define how many flattr widgets you want to be generated and each work independantly (allows multiple flattrs)
*NEW: You can use multiple flattrs and anchor features simultaniously
*UPDATE: All true/flase values must now be set to ‘1’ (true) or ‘0’ (flase)
*BUG FIX: Hide not always set to true
*BUG FIX: Default language now works
*UPDATE: Arrays now used instead of lots of independant variables
*BUG FIX: Whitespace in variables that would cause the widget to fail is now removed


*BUG FIX: Decription was not filled in if not manually set


*BUG FIX: Problems with svn sync fixed
*BUG FIX: Version numbers corrected


*UPDATE: Widget name changed from “Flattr Widget” to “Flattr Shortcode Widget”
*BUG FIX: Fixed “Fatal error: Using $this when not in object context”


*UPDATE: Major updates to readme.txt
*NEW: Added to WordPress Plugin Directory
*BUG FIX: Bug that interfered default size of widget for official plugin has been corrected


*NEW: Codebase created
*NEW: readme.txt created