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[resolved] Social icons in widget (5 posts)

  1. Pasquino
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi. I'd like to include social icons in widget. ┬┐Is that possible? Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-biographia/

  2. vicchi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Pasquino,

    Not in the current version of the plugin I'm afraid. Actually, this would be a bit interesting to achieve as (in most themes) the amount of screen real estate for sidebars is quite narrow ... you'd have to really scale the social icons down to be able to fit them in in a way which looked good I think.

    But for now, this isn't supported. If enough people ask for it, I'll look at adding this in a future release, but to manage expectations, this is the first request I've had for this.

    -Gary

  3. Pasquino
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I think it's possible to do something similar with the shortcode in a text widget. However, the original widget would be better. Hopefully more people will ask. Thank you for this excellent plugin. I love it.

  4. Pasquino
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    And thanks for your quick response!

  5. vicchi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    It's true, you can put the [wp_biographia] shortcode into a text widget, but the problem here is one of sizing.

    From looking at my blog, which uses a child theme based on the TwentyTen theme, the dimensions of the Biography Box underneath a post are 600px by 481px. Compare that with the dimensions of a widget in the sidebar, which has a width of 200px. Trying to cram something which looks relatively good when laid out with 600px of space into 200px of space is not going to look good.

    Now I appreciate that there's a whole lot of variations in the way themes are laid out and in the width of a post vs. the width of a sidebar, but my concern here is that even if I do try to implement the social icons as part of the sidebar widget, it's only going to look halfway decent on a theme with a layout similar to the ones I test on.

    That's probably going to make a whole lot of support queries along the lines of "how can I make this look good on my theme" ... I know that's me being selfish but I only have a limited amount of time for supporting the plugin.

    I need to think about this a bit more. It's a good idea for a new feature. I'm just not sure how to make it work so that it works for a high percentage of people.

    -Gary

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