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Stu’s Quick Pic


  • A simple plug-in widget to allow the display of a picture from its URL.
    Developed to allow existing webcam files to be displayed on a blog
    sidebar without actually modifying the file. The title of the displayed
    widget, the image height and width, alternate text for the image and
    image URL can be modified on the widget admin page.

    • The image is initialized to my webcam picture of a Shark Oil Barometer
      which is located in Switzer Canyon in Arizona, USA. The link for that
      page is But, this can be easily
      modified to another URL source.
    • I am not a professional programmer. I produced this widget when I couldn’t
      find one that allowed the combination of a URL based image and adjustments
      to the height and width of the image. So, I am sharing it because I think
      others would value it. While I would like to hear feedback on how the plugin
      is functioning for others, I am making no commitment to solving integration
      issues, providing updates, or any othersort of support that you would expect
      of a professional. I just don’t have the knowledge to do that.
    • I am using this widget on my own blog ( and
      intend to for the long-term. So, I think it is reasonably safe. There is no
      error trapping for entering the wrong values in the admin window on the
      widgets page. You are the error trap. If you enter goofy things, you will
      get goofy, possibly irritating results. Still, you can just delete it
      manually and move along.
    • With all those disclaimers, I hope this tool works for you. It was fun learning
      while writing this tool. I am open to learning more to make it better. Please,
      let me if you have thoughts, questions or suggestions at

      I’ll see what I can do.


  1. Upload the unzipped stuquickpic.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Include the widget on your sidebar, header or footer as allowed by your them.
    This is done on the ‘Widgets’ admin page which is found in the ‘Appearance’
    section of the admin menu. See screenshot2.png. Drag the widget to the appro-
    priate section.
  4. Setup the widget to show your picture using the admin window. Adjust sizing
    to fit your theme. See Screenshot2.png When picking a border color, simply enter
    the internet name for the color(
    Custom colors can be entered with the hex code (i.e. #114488). There is no error
    checking of color names. Mispelled color names will result in no border appearing.


  1. How do I upload my webcam image to the internet?

    This is outside the scope of this widget, but I use YAWCAM 0.3. I found it at I don’t know about it’s on-going availability

  2. How do I send you a question?

    As I am writing this before launching on WordPress, I have no real FAQs. My
    WordPress username is stu-in-flag. My email is
    Please, send me questions or constructive comments

Contributors & Developers

“Stu’s Quick Pic” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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0.1 Version 0.1 was used only by me. It was quite a learning experience.

0.2 Initial Public Release. Version 0.1 was used only by me.

0.3 Added link for image. Fixed typo in the variable initiation for sqplalttxt.
Cleaned up readme.txt to look better on

0.4 Added code for image link to open in new page.

0.5 Added border option