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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