This was based initially on the Flickr Badge Widget, but it is a lot
more basic, and uses a Plogger library feed
for its source.
I wrote it because Flickr started wanting to charge me for hosting photos. I pay a few bucks a month on web hosting, and didn’t see the point in
also paying Flickr, given that uploading via SCP is no harder than using
jUploadr or whatever. I installed Plogger, which seems to be a
decent bare-bones replacement.
However, the one thing I missed about Flickr was the nice WordPress
widget that showed my photos in the sidebar of my blog. So, I scratched
my own itch and wrote this widget. Presto – thumbnail images in the
You just assign it a Plogger feed URL and it does its thing. (The GPL
PHP RSS library lastRSS is included – which makes this widget GPL too.)
It is still very basic and needs some developer TLC to give it the
features that Plogger deserves. Hit me up if you can help – I don’t have
much free time, so improvements will be slow if it’s just me on my
This is how you install it:
- Put the whole plogger-badge-widget directory into wp-content/plugins.
- Make sure the “cache” subdirectory is writable by the webserver user.
- Go to Options in your WordPress admin panel and switch on the plugin.
- Add the widget to your sidebar in Presentation / Widgets.
Why doesn’t this plugin have feature X?
Because I have no time. Please feel free to suggest improvements, but
if you want it done quickly, send me a patch.
Contributors & Developers
“Plogger Badge Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.