Yahoo! Answers WordPress Widgets Plugin

A plugin for WordPress that gives you two widgets to show your Yahoo! Answers Questions and Starred / Favorites. These widgets have a few more options than a typical RSS feed simply loaded by an RSS widget. The statuses are reduced so they aren’t redundant (e.g. “Resolved Question:” is rewritten “Resolved:”) amung other options to toggle such as:

  • Show status.
  • Show category.
  • Show answer count.
  • Show comment count.

These are hidden by default when you create a new instance of the widget.

The widgets are built and tested on 2.9.2 with the WP_Widget class introduced for 2.8 and above.

Download at GitHub:
http://github.com/drale/wp-ya-widgets

Screenshots: (actual appearance depends on your theme)

Yahoo! Answers Widget slimmed display
Slimmed Display
Yahoo! Answers Widget full options
Full Options

How To Style Twitter Badge CSS for WordPress DarkZen

I didn’t like how the Twitter Badge looked with the DarkZen WordPress Theme. It was causing many gaps and breaking my tweets up in a way that one tweet would look like two or three. Luckily the Twitter Badge has good tagging to get specific on what I want different parts of tweets to look like. I’ll explain below how to use CSS to style your Twitter Badge after the screenshots; for DarkZen or any theme. I am using the Twitter Widget for WordPress written by Sean Spalding

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