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  • Is there anyone out there willing to help out in creating a WordPress plug-in that can work with Basically the plug-in is a sidebar widget that can pull in a random image from either the main image feed or a specific users image feed. It doesn’t seem like it should be hard to create. I can help out in anyway. I think this would be a great plu-in that a lot of people would use.

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  • brilliant request.. although i cannot help code something like this, i do want to voice my support for the idea..

    Yep – I’m looking for something similar:

    – A widget (not a plug in) – so it can be placed in sidebar via widget interface (under Presentation);
    – images to be pulled from image-folder – I now have thumbs (.png) in my portfolio-posts – thumbs are screenshot of the websites we made – click on the thumb and a larger version (.jpg) opens
    – the rotator just displays the thumbs (.png) – by clicking on the image, the post opens

    So, what is needed in the settings:
    – path to the image folder
    – extension of the images (.png in my case) – or perhaps some wildcard (all my thumbs are preceded by ‘th-‘)
    – a list will be populated with all found images in that folder
    – next to each image you enter the postname\path\id – I only need posts of my ‘portfolio’-category, so maybe you can display just those posts, so that you can link them to a thumb? (actually, as each post contains the thumb itself, a smart programmer should be able to derive it – but, I will be more than happy to do it myself)
    – maybe some size and speed settings – random or not etc.

    I tried Piclens, but it comes with some drawbacks:
    – images are resized (as they are derived from posts, degrading the pic-qualtiy) – and not using the high quality thumbs that I created;
    – ugly border;
    – not all images are displayed (probably because it looks at the current page with posts – not at all posts in a category);

    Any suggestions? Or is there someone out there, smarter than me, that can make this? I just want that thing – you get the credits, you can do with it whatever you want.

    Look online for a PHP script that does what you want. Open your template for the sidebar and add <?php include(“”); ?>. I’m using this to include random quotes at

    Thanks Tyler – any suggestions?

    (tried to visit your site, but…. “There doesn’t seem to be a wp-config.php file…”)

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