Update: The sale at $10.00 for the Widgets In It plugin for WordPress is now live. Included as part of this sale only is a full developer (client/flipper) licence.
PLUS a bonus plugin.
Included in this sale are full developer (client/flipper) licences for both plugins. Read on and/or watch this 3 minute video to see how “Widgets In It” works.
I’ve been asked on many occasions by people who didn’t know I’d created this particular plugin – I should have known it would be popular – and it’s now part of what I think of as my “control” plugins.
Once activated, you see a new widgetised area on your “Widgets” page in the admin panel. Drop any widgets you like into this sidebar and save.
Then go to a page or post and you’ll see a new drop-down in the TinyMCE editor called “Widgets In It” where you can select any of the widgets you’ve placed in the widgetised area.
Hey presto! Widgets on your posts and pages.
Clearly this is something a lot of people want to be able to do, as widgets aren’t just useful in the regular widgetised areas – it’s nice to be able to show them within content too.
For example a special widget or an ad block.
In addition to “Widgets In It”, I’m also including a bonus plugin that I give away with my themes called Ads Manager.
Ads Manager allows you to display ads and other text and HTML in widgets depending on a HUGE selection of rules you can set, giving you an extra layer of control you don’t normally get.
Why? Well contrary to popular belief you don’t always want your ads to show on all pages and posts simply because:-
a) Your regular blog visitors will get annoyed (I always do).
b) Ad blindness will kick in, rendering all your ads useless.
With Ads Manager you can specify that the content of the widget will show only when certain conditions are met. These are:-
- When the visitor comes from a search engine.
- The post is more than 2 weeks old.
- The visitor is not a regular reader (3 visits in the past 2 weeks)
- Rules set by the WordPress Conditional Tags System.
That last one is a little cracker. It directly utilises the built in WordPress Conditional Tags System that normally only a programmer would have access to so that you can create your own rules as to when the widget will show.
All of the above conditions can be used in conjunction with each other, but you *do* have to be a little careful not to create rules that exclude the widget content altogether.
This now means that when you use both Ads Manager and Widgets In It together, you have ultimate flexibility and control over your widget content by using these two plugins in combination.
o Widgets In It allows you to place widgets inside your posts and pages.
o Ads Manager replaces standard text widgets with a rules based system.
The sale goes live today at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST).
Be there or be square.