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Blipper Widget displays the latest blip in a Blipfoto user’s photo journal in a widget on their WordPress website.
The latest code in development is available on GitHub:
The GitHub repository does not necessarily contain the latest release because it contains development code; it should not be considered as safe to use.
Latest changes in the GIT repository
- Removes 'bw-title' class from shortcode.
- Switches off debug output.
- Improves user messaging.
- Improves caching; updates readme.
- Improves caching and error handling.
- Updates the changelog.
- Adds caching of HTML that renders the blip.
- Starts to make use of the new logging function.
- Improves the indentation of the functions and their doc blocks.
- Adds logging function.
The latest release of the plug-in is available to install from the WordPress plugin directory:
This is the version you should use.
Latest changes in the SVN repository
- Revision 2891816: Tags version 1.2.3.
- Revision 2891240: Removes pre-release versions.
- Revision 2869959: Improves the adding of Settings link to plugin page.
- Revision 2869508: Drops PHP version back down to 7.4.
- Revision 2869507: Tags version 1.2.2.
- Revision 2869497: Adds backticks to example of shortcode.
- Revision 2865193: Adds tag 1.2.1.
- Revision 2865186: Updates version number to 1.2.1 in readiness for new tag.
- Revision 2777820: Fixes formatting of shortcode settings.
- Revision 2777796: Drops PHP version to 7.4.
You can see a demonstration of the plugin on this website.
To use this widget, you must have an account with Blipfoto. If you don’t have a Blipfoto account, then you can sign up to Blipfoto and get one for free.
This plugin uses a classic widget, which can be used as normal in a classic theme. To use the widget in a block-enabled theme, use one of the following methods:
- Install a plugin that enables classic widgets. This will allow you to add Blipper Widget to any widget-enabled location on your site.
- Use the Blipper Widget shortcode in a WP Shortcode block. If you’re not familiar with using shortcodes in WordPress, you can read the official documentation for WordPress Shortcode blocks or a beginner’s guide to working with shortcodes in WordPress.
The readme file has more details about the plugin.
I add caching to the Blipper Widget plugin to make its loading faster and to reduce the number of hits on the Blipfoto server to reduce the likelihood of hitting the rate limit.
I update Blipper Widget to indicate how it works with WP 6.0.1.
The Blipper Widget readme file.
I use my new Pandammonium logo as a base for my new Blipper Widget logo.
I release Blipper Widget 1.1.2, but compatibility has only been fully tested up to WP 5.7.
Blipper Widget is now available for your installing pleasure from the WordPress Plugin Directory.
I prepare Blipper Widget for submission to the WordPress Plugin Repository.
I separate the options into those that work behind the scenes and those that affect the appearance of the widget.
Digital Ocean help me find and fix the error that killed my plugin — oh, happy day.
WP Blipper Widget update: scrap the over-complicated boilerplate WP plugin; start from scratch with one file.
About the Blipper Widget plugin for WordPress.