Very Simple Custom Textwidget

Description

About

This is a very simple plugin to add a custom text widget in your sidebar.

It has the same look as the native text widget, but with extra input fields to set an image and a more info link.

NOTICE

This plugin will be removed from repository. Main reasons are the new native text, image and HTML widget and the small number of active installs.

You can keep using plugin, but without updates and without support from author.

How to use

After installation go to Appearance > Widgets and add the custom text widget to your sidebar.

You will notice the extra input fields:

  • Image
  • Link to post, page or website for more info
  • Link label

Set image

I recommend using an image from the media library of your website: copy file link and paste this link in relevant input field.

Set more info link

You can set a link (URL) to a post, page or website for more info.

And you can label this link, default (translated) label is “More info”.

Question?

Please take a look at the FAQ section.

Translation

Not included but plugin supports WordPress language packs.

More translations are very welcome!

Credits

Without the WordPress codex and help from the WordPress community I was not able to develop this plugin, so: thank you!

Enjoy!

Screenshots

  • Very Simple Custom Textwidget (dashboard).
  • Very Simple Custom Textwidget (Twenty Seventeen theme).

Installation

Please check Description section for installation info.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Please check Description section for installation info.

Where is the settingspage?

Plugin has no settingspage, use the custom text widget to make it work.

How do I set plugin language?

Plugin will use the site language, set in Settings > General.

If plugin isn’t translated into this language, language fallback will be English.

Why not use the native text and image widget instead?

This plugin is developed before the introduction of the new native text and image widget.

But these widgets still have basic functionality.

With this plugin you combine both native widgets into one.

Can I add multiple custom text widgets?

Yes, as many as you want.

Can I add HTML markup?

Yes, HTML markup is allowed in text field.

Example: <h3>this is a heading</h3>
Example: <strong>this is bold text</strong>

How can I make a donation?

You like my plugin and you’re willing to make a donation? Nice! There’s a PayPal donate link at my website.

Question or comment?

Please open a topic in plugin forum.

Contributors & Developers

“Very Simple Custom Textwidget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Very Simple Custom Textwidget” has been translated into 4 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Very Simple Custom Textwidget” into your language.

Interested in development?

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

Changelog

Version 3.5

  • readme file: removed donate link
  • updated theme author info

Version 3.4

  • last update: this plugin will be removed from repository
  • main reasons are the new native text, image and HTML widget and the small number of active installs
  • you can keep using plugin, but without updates and without support from author
  • changed CSS class vsct_sidebar into vsct-sidebar
  • updated file vsct-style
  • updated readme file

Version 3.3

  • best practice: removed closing PHP tag from most files
  • best practice: added newline at end of most files

Version 3.2

  • bugfix: wrong behavior in frontend in case image location is not set
  • updated file vsct-widget

Version 3.1

  • new css classes for image
  • updated file vsct-widget
  • updated file vsct-style
  • updated readme file

For all versions please check file changelog.