Right Column Callouts

WordPress has a variety of different widgets for customizing the right sidebar, which appears on the three-column template and some others. To customize a sidebar:

  • From the WordPress dashboard, click “Widgets” in the left menu.
  • This page contains three areas:
    • Available widgets are shown on the left. Click and drag a widget onto a sidebar to add it.
    • Available sidebars are shown on the right. To edit an existing sidebar, expand the sidebar and expand the widget you want to edit, make your changes, then click Save at the bottom of the widget.
    • Inactive sidebars and widgets are shown on the bottom left. If you want to remove a widget from a sidebar but keep its settings for future reference, drag the widget to this area.

Categories

Shows a listing of categories of blog posts. Settings include widget title and several display options.

Custom Callout

Shows a simple custom callout with built-in style. Settings include:

  • Widget title: displayed at the top of the widget.
  • Image from Media Library: select an image from the media library by title.
  • Main content: the primary text of the widget.
  • Link text: the text of the callout button.
  • Link URL: the URL that the button links to.

Custom Latest Post

Shows the most recent blog post from a chosen category. Settings include:

  • Widget title: displayed at the top of the widget.
  • Post category: the category of post to display. If there is no post in the selected category, nothing will be displayed. Select “All” to display the most recent post regardless of category.

Facebook Page Like Widget

Creates a “Like” button where users can Like pages on Facebook. To best match the styles on the site, it is recommended that you use the following settings:

  • Widget title: leave blank
  • Facebook Application ID: 503595753002055
  • Facebook Page URL: http://www.facebook.com/MarylandHumanitiesCouncil
  • Show posts from the Page timeline: yes
  • Hide cover: no
  • Show profile photos when friends like this: no
  • Show small header: yes
  • Adapt to plugin container width: yes
  • Set height: 350
  • Language: English (US)
  • Custom CSS: leave blank

Events

Displays a custom list of events from the Events page. To best match the styles on the site, it is recommended that you use the following settings:

  • Widget title: “Events”, or another succinct title
  • Number of events: 3
  • Scope: Future events
  • Order by: start date, start time, event name
  • Order: Ascending
  • Category IDs: 0
  • Show all events link at bottom: no
  • List item format: <li><div class=”date”><span class=”month”>#M</span><span class=”day”>#j</span></div><div class=”title”>#_EVENTLINK</div>{has_location}<div class=”location”>#_LOCATION</div>{/has_location}<div class=”time”>#_EVENTTIMES</div></li>
  • No events message: <li>No events</li>

Events Calendar

Displays a custom calendar of events from the Events page. To best match the styles on the site, it is recommended that you use the following settings:

  • Title: leave blank
  • Show long events: no
  • Category IDs: 0

Visual Editor

Allows custom HTML to be entered, with an available WYSIWYG editor. To match the existing styles for sidebar links, use the ul.link-list style:

  • Click the bulleted list button to insert a default list.
  • From the Format dropdown, select Formats and select ul.link-list from the menu.
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