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WordPress Widgets Extended

Description

WPWE or in other words WordPress Widgets Extended is a plugin that adds new widgets to you websites. These widgets can be easily customized.

Currently the following Widgets are available:

  • “WPWE – Recent Posts” – Simply displays the recent posts on your website with or without thumbnail and post meta data.
  • “WPWE – Recent Comments” – Displays the recent Comments on your website with or without Author Avatar ( GRAvatar ).
  • “WPWE – Authors” – Displays a list of authors in your sidebar. With or without Avatar. Also can be set to display how many posts ware written by the author.
  • “WPWE – Pages” – Displays recent pages, if not set by ID. Also if the theme has Page Thumbnail support, can display that aswell.
  • “WPWE – tags” – Displays displays tags and posts cout with that tags, can be displayed as list or non-list

  • More to come.

Screenshots

  • Recent Posts Widget display/options
  • Recent Comments Widget display/options
  • Authors Widget display/options
  • Pages Widget display/options
  • Tags Widget display/options

Installation

  1. Upload thewidgets-extended folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place the widgets you like in your theme’s sidebar

FAQ

How can I display Page Thumbnails?

You need to add the following Function into your Theme’s functions.php if it dose not supports Page Thumbnails

if ( function_exists( 'add_theme_support' ) ) {
    add_theme_support( 'page-thumbnails' );  
}

Contributors & Developers

“WordPress Widgets Extended” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.1

  • Initial Release

0.2

  • Fixed Widgets Directory path

0.3

  • Added some Copyright stuff.
  • Fixed “The plugin does not have a valid header.” error.

0.4

  • Fixed thumbnail size. ( 60×60 )
  • Next version will include a dropdown with all registered size on your site

0.5

  • Changed Recent Posts widget name to Posts
  • Added the option to display Posts using post IDs
  • Changed the Link on the comment author name to the comment, on the Recent Posts Comment

0.6

  • Fixed thumbnail sizes ( No need to regenerate them when plugin is activated )
  • Added tags Widgte ( allows you to display post count )