Geocache Stat Bar Widget

Description

We’ve built a simple little widget so you can display your official Geocaching stat bar in your WordPress theme’s sidebar! With this widget you can easily display the official Geocaching stat bar bearing your username, finds and hides on your blog. You can also display a short message like, “Let’s go geocaching!”

Original imagery used for the banner in the wordpress.org repository created by Vector Open Stock.

Screenshots

  • Sample Geocache stat bar badge
  • Widget settings

Installation

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit “Plugins > Add New.”
  2. Search for “Geocache Stat Bar Widget.”
  3. Click on the button labelled “Install Now.”
  4. Once installation completes, click on the button labelled “Activate.”
  5. Now go to “Appearance > Widgets.”
  6. Enter your username and UID into the widget settings, select which image you want displayed and set a friendly message.”
  7. Lastly, drag the widget onto your sidebard wherever you would like it displayed. That’s it!

From WordPress.org

  1. Download the zip file containing the Geocache Stat Bar Widget.
  2. Upload the contents of the zip file to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate the plugin from your Plugins page.
  4. Installation continues form step 5 as described above.

You’ll need your Geocaching UID to configure the widget preferences. To obtain your UID, log in to you Geocache account, go to your dashboard, then click “Owned trackables” in the left column. The page that loads will have a URL with some generated code that looks something like this:

http://www.geocaching.com/track/search?o=1&uid=db5629ca-06d2-4f95-8c72-bdb425934722.

What you want to copy (and paste) is everything after “uid=”, like so – guid=db5629ca-06d2-4f95-8c72-bdb425934722” into the UID field of the widget settings.

The Geocache Stat Bar comes 200 pixels wide, so be sure you sidebar area is set up to handle the width.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit “Plugins > Add New.”
  2. Search for “Geocache Stat Bar Widget.”
  3. Click on the button labelled “Install Now.”
  4. Once installation completes, click on the button labelled “Activate.”
  5. Now go to “Appearance > Widgets.”
  6. Enter your username and UID into the widget settings, select which image you want displayed and set a friendly message.”
  7. Lastly, drag the widget onto your sidebard wherever you would like it displayed. That’s it!

From WordPress.org

  1. Download the zip file containing the Geocache Stat Bar Widget.
  2. Upload the contents of the zip file to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate the plugin from your Plugins page.
  4. Installation continues form step 5 as described above.

You’ll need your Geocaching UID to configure the widget preferences. To obtain your UID, log in to you Geocache account, go to your dashboard, then click “Owned trackables” in the left column. The page that loads will have a URL with some generated code that looks something like this:

http://www.geocaching.com/track/search?o=1&uid=db5629ca-06d2-4f95-8c72-bdb425934722.

What you want to copy (and paste) is everything after “uid=”, like so – guid=db5629ca-06d2-4f95-8c72-bdb425934722” into the UID field of the widget settings.

The Geocache Stat Bar comes 200 pixels wide, so be sure you sidebar area is set up to handle the width.

What is Geocaching?

How do I get my GUID

Log in to your Geocachng account, go to your dashboard, then click “Owned trackables” in the left column. The page that loads will have a URL with some generated code that looks something like this: http://www.geocaching.com/track/search?o=1&uid=db5629ca-06d2-4f95-8c72-bdb425934722. What you want to copy and paste is everything after “uid=”, like so – db5629ca-06d2-4f95-8c72-bdb425934722” into the UID field of the widget settings.

Contributors & Developers

“Geocache Stat Bar Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

  • 0.91 – Improved i18n support and updated instructions.
  • 0.91.1 – Bug fix – text domain needs to be in quotes.