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Yahoo! Messenger Status Widget


This plugin allows you to adds a widget to display current Yahoo Messenger online status. It gives you the option on using the available status images from the Yahoo! Messenger webservice, as well as the ability to put in your own custom images. You can also set what clicking on the widget does (sends you an IM, adds you as a contact, or calls you over Yahoo! Messenger voice).


  • The admin menu.
  • The plugin in action.


  1. Download the file and extract.
  2. Upload the whole folder named ‘YmStatusPlugin’ into your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu.
  4. Configuration options under Settings->Y!Messenger Status.
  5. Enjoy your sidebar widget!


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Contributors & Developers

“Yahoo! Messenger Status Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Change log


  • Initial release.