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Kiva.org Loans Widget

Displays rotating entrepreneurs the blogger has invested in publicly, with pictures and links back to Kiva.org.

The Kiva.org Loans Widget allows the user to display their public loans from Kiva.org on their blog via a sidebar widget. The user specifies their Kiva lender name, the number of loans (N) to show, and the size of the images that will be displayed. The widget then randomly selects N of the user's loans from the Kiva API, and displays brief information about each of them... linking back to Kiva.org.

If you have marked any of your Kiva loans as private, or have lent anonymously, your loans will not show up in the Kiva Loans Widget. Only public loans are available to the Kiva.org Loans Widget.

Important: This Kiva Widget requires your Kiva Lender Name. This is not your email that you use to login to Kiva.org! Your Kiva Lender Name is the name Kiva uses in the URL for your Kiva Lender Page. You can access and change your Kiva Lender Name via the last item on "My Lender Page" under "My Portfolio" on Kiva.org.

The Kiva.org Loans Widget includes caching of the data collected from Kiva.org to prevent a call to Kiva on every page load. This cache clears once a day.

Version 4.1 includes text updates and aesthetic fixes

Version 4.0 includes text updates and testing up to WordPress 4.2.2.

Version 2.9 includes an important update that fixes a big problem that causes the kiva file cache to fill up and take up lots of space. Please upgrade asap!

Version 2.8 includes an important update that handles when the Kiva server is unavailable.

Version 2.7 includes an important upgrade that allows Kiva to track the widgets requests. Please upgrade your copy of the Kiva.org Loans Widget.

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.13
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 40+


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