Extra Sidebar Widgets – Twitter Timeline

UPDATE September 2018: Twitter Widget on Glow Blogs Change

You can no longer display a search only a twitter users timeline.

  1. Turn on Jetpack Plugin: Dashboard->Plugins
  2. Activate the Extra Sidebar Widgets: Dashboards-> Jetpack->Settings
  3. In the Widget Area of your Dashboard add the twitter timeline widget.
  4. Add your twitter username to the widget and that is it.

On this post we use the Widget Visibility jetpack feature only to show the twitter timerline widget for @glowscot’s tweets. You will only see it on this post in single post view.

 

Extra Sidebar Widgets – Image

This widget allows you to easily add images to your sidebar.

You can see one on the sidebar of this post.

On this post we use the Widget Visibility jetpack feature only to show this on posts categorised ‘image’. You will only see it on this post in single post view.

Here is a screenshot of the widget editor. You need to know the url of an image to use or to upload one to your media libaray.

Image Widget
Image Widget

 

Extra Sidebar Widgets – RSS Links

This widget adds RSS links for your posts and or comments.

This will allow visitors to subscribe to updated for you blog in an RSS Reader or to your podcast in a podcatcher, iTunes for example.

You can see a working example on the sidebar of this blog and a screenshot below.

 

RSS Links Screenshot

You can customise the appearance of the links in the Widget section of your dashboard:

Edit RSS Widget

Extra Sidebar Widgets – Facebook Like

Display a Facebook Like Box to connect visitors to your Facebook Page.

On this post we use the Widget Visibility jetpack feature only to show this on posts categorised ‘Contact Info’. You will only see it on this post in single post view.

Extra Sidebar Widgets – Contact Info

Contact Info allows you to add this to your sidebar. We called the example ‘Where is VQ‘, we could have added phone numbers and hours.

  1. Activate the Jetpack Plugin if you have not already done so: Dashboard->Plugins
  2. Activate the Extra Sidebar Widgets: Dashboards-> Jetpack->Settings
  3. In th Widget Area of the Dashboard drag the Contact Info widget onto a widget area. Edit the details.

On this post we use the Widget Visibility jetpack feature only to show this on posts categorised ‘Contact Info’. You will only see it on this post in single post view.