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Widgetized header yet?


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Old Jun 14, 2009, 10:09 PM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
I want to use the Sponsors Slideshow Widget, http://kolja.galerie-neander.de/plug...ideshow-widget, in the header in place of a tweak to the header code to show a rotating banner. I'm using this widget in the right sidebar now, and it's fabulous.

Will the header area be widgetized in the next version? Will it accept regular widgets like this one?
  #2  
Old Jun 18, 2009, 06:18 AM
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Flynn
 
3,768 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
Yes, you'll be able to add own widget areas similar to how the header area is configured now

%logo%
%widgets(..extra info, i.e. how many cells...)%
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Old Jun 18, 2009, 06:26 AM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
Great! What's the ETA on that version?
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Old Jun 18, 2009, 04:56 PM
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3,768 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
I hope to release it within "days". There was no development the last 10 days, I'll proceed tomorrow
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Old Jun 18, 2009, 05:18 PM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
No development in the last 10 days??? Flynn, don't you know we expect you to work 24/7 on this??

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Old Jun 23, 2009, 05:21 AM
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timdevogel
 
141 posts · May 2009
Hi Paulae,
I tried to activate the widget, but received the following disappointing message:
Fatal error: Class 'WP_Widget' not found in /usr/home/ws/pressmed/www.elektroretailmagazine.nl/www/wp-content/plugins/sponsors-slideshow-widget/sponsors-slideshow-widget.php on line 27
Any idea how to fix this? The widget seems to be just what I'm looking for and I'd really like to use it.
  #7  
Old Jun 23, 2009, 05:32 AM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
I've had error messages similar to that when my site wasn't using PHP 5, or when I tried to install a non-upgraded plugin on a Wordpress 2.8 site. The site where I'm using this plugin is still at WP 2.7.1 and Atahualpa 3.2.

You can see the Sponsor Slideshow in action at http://www.larchmontgazette.com. The third and fourth ad boxes in the right sidebar are done with the plugin. Nice fade, not jerky. The upper two ads are for advertisers who pay more to have their own slots, no rotation. One is just a plain linked image, and the other is done with another plugin that allows me to assign a different real estate ad each day of the month, linked to that particular real estate agent's featured ad. Pretty nifty.
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 05:41 AM
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23,600 posts · Mar 2009
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The Sponsors Slideshow Widget REQUIRES WordPress 2.8 or higher. WP-Widget is new with WP 2.8
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 05:58 AM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
Hmmm. Well, the version I'm using works fine with WP 2.7.1.

I'm not clear on the connection with WP-Widget. I don't have that installed. Maybe he does, and there is a conflict?

Last edited by paulae; Jun 23, 2009 at 06:00 AM.
  #10  
Old Jun 23, 2009, 09:21 AM
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timdevogel
 
141 posts · May 2009
Ok, I'll remove the WP-Widget & see what happens
  #11  
Old Jun 23, 2009, 09:27 AM
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timdevogel
 
141 posts · May 2009
Nope, doesn't help. Guess I'll just have to upgrade soon.
  #12  
Old Jun 23, 2009, 12:12 PM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
I see the version being promoted on the WP.org site is 1.7, and I'm using 1.6.1. You could try that:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/...dget/download/
  #13  
Old Jun 25, 2009, 09:09 AM
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timdevogel
 
141 posts · May 2009
Thanks Paulae. That did the trick. Now figuring out how get it to work.
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Old Jun 25, 2009, 09:20 AM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
It's really simple once you understand the concept. You create a new category in the Links area. I called it ads. Then Ad New, put in the URL you want to click through to, choose the category, description for hover, if desired, then down in Advanced, put the URL of the image. I made a new folder in root (not in the Wordpress directory) and put all the ads in there via FTP. Then Save/Add Link. Do this for each image you want to include in the slideshow.

Now when you add the Sponsors Slideshow widget to a sidebar, you'll see the link category you created in the drop-down list. Just choose that, fill in the size of the images (I think they should all be the same), timing, type of fade effect (plain fade works best, I think), and order. I chose random. Save that, and you're all set. You can have multiple instances of the widget.
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Old Jun 25, 2009, 09:53 AM
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timdevogel
 
141 posts · May 2009
I'm going to try this tomorrow, but I know this is going to work. Thanks a million, Paulae! Do you know if this also works for Flash (.swf) content?
  #16  
Old Jun 25, 2009, 06:05 PM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
No, I don't know about putting Flash content in there. If it works, let us know.
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Old Jun 28, 2009, 05:23 PM
fromtheranks
 
149 posts · Apr 2009
Dev Env't: XP Pro SP3, IIS 5.1, MySQL 5.1, PHP 5.2.x, WP 2.7.1, Atahualpa 3.3.3, IE 7, FF 3.0.x
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flynn
Yes, you'll be able to add own widget areas similar to how the header area is configured now

%logo%
%widgets(..extra info, i.e. how many cells...)%
Flynn, as and FYI, I am really looking forward to this feature. I'm planning on installing the Search Unleashed plugin ... but ... I'd really love to have it in the header area to replace the default search box.

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