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Power Box

Description

Display contents in Sidebar Widgets, beyond your imagination. Examples: Quote|Joke|Photo of the Day, Advertisements, Twitter Feeds, Forex Rates, anything else. All at your own configuration.

Screenshots

  • Drag power-box from Configuration Window in WP Admin > Appearance > Widgets.

  • Output in your blog's side bar.

Installation

Follow the installation methods below.

After installation, configure the Power Box in WP Admin > Appearance > Widgets. Drag a Power Box widget and configure what to show.

You can use several power-box windows at once.

Learn more about how to create your own conent hosting.

Method #1

  • Go to your WP Admin > Plugins > Add New page.
  • Search for “Power Box”.
  • Click install. Click activate.

Method #2

  • Download this plugin as a .zip file.
  • Go to WP Admin > Plugins > Add new > Upload Plugin.
  • Upload the .zip file and activate the plugin.

Method #3

  • Download the file power-box.zip.
  • Unzip the file on your computer.
  • Upload folder power-box (you just unziped) to /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  • Activate the plugin through the WP Admin > Plugins menu.

FAQ

How many Power Boxes can I use?

You may use multiple power boxes at once. But too many boxes may slow down because WP has to be busy fetching all the remote URLs.

Is it safe to embed third party contents?

As a matter of rule, do not point to untrusted source.

What are the possible implementations?

Quotation of the day is a very generic example. You can link it to third party notices, advertisements, Twitter feeds, Forex Rates, Pictures, … and almost anything else.

Do I need to create my Content Server?

If the existing services and available APIs do not work, you should. It is actually very simple. A dedicated url that servers a tiny piece of HTML/Javascript/CSS output is enough. Do not limit your imaginations.

How can I create my own Micro Content Server?

Details here

Can I customize the output?

You can pass parameters as GET in the URL. And, your content server should respond accordingly. Take care of customization while creating your micro content server.

Why should I create my micro content server?

Shortly, to design the contents yourself. If you can use the public content APIs, ok.

Contributors & Developers

“Power Box” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Change log

1.0.0

  • Tested with micro-service url.