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Extra’s Custom Sidebar Widgets

Extra comes with tons of custom widgets built for needs of bloggers and publications.

Overview

WordPress Widgets add content and features inside any widget-ready area on your website, such as your footer or sidebar. In addition to the widgets that come with WordPress by default, Extra includes custom widgets for displaying posts, advertisements, social feeds, and more.

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Using Widgets

You can add widgets to your sidebar areas using the drag-and-drop interface in Appearence>>Widgets as demonstrated in the animation below. Next, we’ll take a look at each of Extra’s nine custom widgets in detail.

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Authors

With the Authors Widget you can display a list of your site’s authors, each with a profile picture and number of posts stat.

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Login

The Login Widget lets you display user login fields to users who are not currently logged in.

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Ads

As it’s name implies, the Ads widget allows you to display advertisements. You can configure multiple images in a single instance of the widget and the images will be shown in a round-robin fashion (based on page-load).

Basic Linked Image

Image URL

The image’s source URL. (eg. //yoursite.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/image.png)

Link URL

The URL that the image should be linked to. (your affiliate/ad URL)

Custom HTML

Ad HTML

Custom HTML Ad code.

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Recent Comments

With the Recent Comments Widget you can display a list of your site’s most recent post comments.

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Recent Posts

The Recent Posts Widget lets you display a list of your most recently published posts.

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Recent Reviews

With the Recent Reviews Widget you can display a list of your most recently published review posts.

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Recent Videos

The Recent Videos Widget lets you display a list of your most recently published posts that use the video post format.

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Social Follow

The Social Follow Widget lets you display links to your social profiles along with your follower counts.

Facebook

Page URL

Your page’s Facebook Web Address. You can find this in your page’s About tab.

Page Slug

This is the last part of your page’s URL. The part after http://facebook.com/

App ID & App Secret

To obtain an App ID and App Secret, follow the directions provided here.

The callback URL should use the following format: https://yoursite.com/wp-admin/widgets.php

Note: If you have already done this for Monarch, you can use the same ID & Secret.

Google+

Page URL

Google+ ID

Your page’s Google+ ID.

eg. +elegantthemes

Google API Key

To obtain an API Key, follow the steps provided here.

The callback URL should use the following format: https://yoursite.com/wp-admin/widgets.php

Note: If you have already done this for Monarch, you can use the same API Key.

Youtube

Page URL

Youtube Username

Google API Key

To obtain an API Key, follow the steps provided here.

The callback URL should use the following format: https://yoursite.com/wp-admin/widgets.php

Note: If you have already done this for Monarch, you can use the same API Key.

Vimeo

Channel URL

Channel Name

Tumblr

URL

Keys & Tokens

To obtain the necessary keys and tokens, follow the steps provided here.

The callback URL should use the following format: https://yoursite.com/wp-admin/widgets.php

Note: If you have already done this for Monarch, you can use the same keys and tokens.

Twitter

URL

Keys & Tokens

To obtain the necessary keys and tokens, follow the steps provided here.

The callback URL should use the following format: https://yoursite.com/wp-admin/widgets.php

Note: If you have already done this for Monarch, you can use the same keys and tokens.

Pinterest

URL

Username

Instagram

URL

Username

Access Token

To obtain a token, follow the steps provided here.

The callback URL should use the following format: https://yoursite.com/wp-admin/widgets.php

Note: If you have already done this for Monarch, you can use the same token.

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