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Today In History

Description

The Today In History widget gives you access to a database of notable events that have happened throughout history. The database is hosted with Macnative.com and the widget queries it once a day to update the contents of the widget.

Please visit the Plugin Homepage for more information

Installation

  1. Unzip and upload the “Today in History” plugin folder to wp-content/plugins/
  2. Activate the plugin from your WordPress admin panel.
  3. Installation finished.

FAQ

How do I customize the appearance of the widget?

In the widget options there is a checkbox titled ‘Default Styling’ if you uncheck that box, you can include the following CSS in your own css file with any required changes to apply your custom look and feel to the widget.

<style type="text/css">
    h5.TIH_Date {
        font-size: 18px;
        font-style: italic;
        color: #555;
        font-weight: bold;
        text-align: center;
    }
    p.TIH_Event {
        text-indent: 25px;
        margin-top: 10px;
        padding-bottom: 10px;
    }
    div#TIH_Bottom {
        margin: 5px 0 5px 20px;
        clear: both;
        font-size: 8px !important;
    }
tihBottom a {

font-size: 8px !important;
}

How do I manage what items appear

In the Widget Settings there are multiple checkboxes that give you access to specific categories of content. Simply uncheck any categories that you would rather not have in your widget, click save and you should be good to go.

What if my favorite historical event is not in the database?

Drop me a line and I will work on getting it added.

Contributors & Developers

“Today In History” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

0.5.1 [2012-11-03]

  • Fixed and Issue that caused the Plugin Version to report incorrectly

0.5 [2012-11-03]

  • Fixed and Issue that caused the results to not return the correct day

0.4.2 [2012-08-23]

  • Updated for WordPress 3.4.1

0.4.1 [2012-06-16]

  • Updated for WordPress 3.4

0.4 [2012-04-25]

  • Updated for WordPress 3.3.2

0.3 [2012-01-29]

  • Initial Release