Widget Pack

Plugin Link: Theme Blvd Widget Pack

In this section, we'll take a quick glimpse of each widget included in the Widget Pack, to give you a quick idea of what each one should display.

Note: The screenshots below are taken from the theme, Swagger. Widgets will not display exactly the same in all theme designs and you can expect some slight design variations depending on the particular theme you're using.

Mini Post Grid Widget

Description

This widget takes the theme framework's post grid system and gives you a simulated version on a smaller scale with some slight modifications. The purpose of this widget is to give you a chance to quickly embed a set of image thumbnails that coorespond to posts you've setup. The Mini Post Grid does not include the theme's standard post grid design, as it will only give you thumbnails for each post you're using.

Note: You can also insert a Mini Post Grid via shortcode: Shortcodes > Display Posts

Mini Post List Widget

Description

This widget takes the theme framework's post list system and gives you stripped-down version. The purpose of this widget is to give you a quick way to list out posts. The Mini Post List does not include the theme's standard post list design.

This widget will give you a similar effect many other widgets may give you when listing posts with thumbnails. However, the main difference is that this widget will use the framework's internal thumbnail linking system. This means that any link options you've setup for your post options will apply to the thumbnails displayed in the Mini Post List.

Note: You can also insert a Mini Post Grid via shortcode: Shortcodes > Display Posts

Simple Contact Widget

Description

This widget will allow you to quickly display some contact information.

Common Problems

Links aren't working.

Problem: You're inserting URL's you want to link to within the widget options, but when you view your site, and you click the links, they're not going where they're supposed to.

Solution: This is a common issue when people aren't putting in full, properly formatted URL's. This means that the URL's you're inputting must have "http://" at the start.

For example, this would be full URL: http://twitter.com/username

Video Widget

Description

This widget will take a video URL you enter and feed it through to WordPress's internal oEmbed system. When you do this the theme's filters will also get applied as described here in order to allow the video to be responsive with the rest of your site.

Common Problems

What is a video URL?

Problem: You're not sure what you need to put in for a "Video URL" or what kinds of videos you can input.

Solution: Since the widget works with WordPress's internal oEmbed system, you can put in any video that WordPress supports.

  • YouTube Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJSZ1TwjcsQ
  • Vimeo Example: http://vimeo.com/41205967