Managing Widgets

To help you fur­ther cus­tomize your side­bars and foot­er we’ve come up with a series of cus­tom cod­ed wid­gets that inte­grate beau­ti­ful­ly with your BUCKET theme. You can find the wid­gets and the side­bars in the Appear­ance > Wid­gets sec­tion of the left side menu.

Latest Reviews

Use this wid­get (called Buck­et Lat­est Reviews) to show your lat­est posts with reviews in your side­bar or foot­er. You just add it to the side­bar and set the num­ber of posts to appear and the title (option­al). We will dis­play the lat­est X posts with review ordered by date.

Latest Posts Slider

Use this wid­get (called Buck­et Lat­est Posts Slid­er) to show your lat­est posts in your side­bar or foot­er in the form of a slid­er. You just add it to the side­bar and set the num­ber of posts to appear and the title (option­al). We will dis­play the lat­est X posts ordered by date.

Latest Comments

Use this wid­get (called Buck­et Lat­est Com­ments) to show your lat­est post com­ments in your side­bar or foot­er. You just add it to the side­bar and set the num­ber of com­ments to appear and the title (option­al). We will dis­play the lat­est X com­ments ordered by date.

Use this wid­get (called Buck­et Pop­u­lar Posts) to show your pop­u­lar posts in your side­bar or foot­er. You just add it to the side­bar and set the num­ber of com­ments to appear and the title (option­al). We will dis­play the pop­u­lar posts in sev­er­al tabs, by day, week, month and all time.

Impor­tant note: For this wid­get to work you need to install the Jet­pack Word­Press plu­g­in and acti­vate the Slim­Stats module.

Twitter Widget

Using this wid­get (called Buck­et Twit­ter Wid­get) you can dis­play your lat­est tweets in your side­bar or foot­er with a beau­ti­ful ani­mat­ed slideshow. We have used the lat­est Twit­ter API (v1.1) so you are in the clear. But check out the Theme Options > Social and SEO sec­tion (see image bel­low) because you have to set up some access cre­den­tials first (these are manda­to­ry with the new API ver­sion). With­out these cre­den­tials the feed will not work.

Also due to the new restric­tions imposed by API v1.1, we need to do some caching in order to not get banned by Twit­ter. So we cache your tweets for 6 hours before refresh­ing the list. To do this we need to write a cache file. So if you expe­ri­ence any issues you should first check the the cache file can be cre­at­ed (some hosts have write per­mis­sions problems).

This is a very sim­ple to use wid­get (called Buck­et Social Links). It sim­ply dis­plays the social links you’ve pre­vi­ous­ly set­up in the Theme Options > Social and SEO, using our cus­tom designed social icons. You just need to add it in the side­bar of foot­er and tell it the Title and you’re done.

Flickr Photostream

Use this wid­get (called Buck­et Flickr Wid­get) to add the lat­est pho­tos from a user’s stream or a Flickr RSS feed. You can set the wid­get title, user­name or RSS url, tags (to fil­ter the stream to cer­tain top­ics) and the num­ber of images to dis­play (we rec­om­mend to keep this num­ber short, some­where between 8 and 12 — the max­i­mum allowed is 20).

Dribbble Photostream

Use this wid­get (called Buck­et Dribb­ble Wid­get) to add the lat­est pho­tos from a user’s Dribb­ble account. You can set the wid­get title, the Dribb­ble user­name and the num­ber of images to dis­play (we rec­om­mend to keep this num­ber short, some­where between 8 and 12 — the max­i­mum allowed is 20).

Updated on April 22, 2017

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