Subscribe / Connect / Follow Widget

Latest version: 0.5.7 (Updated 2012-12-15)
Features | Screenshots | Download | Installation | Credits | Feedback

Subscribe / Connect / Follow widget for WordPress displays image links (icon buttons) to various subscription services and social networking sites in the blog’s sidebar (or in any widget holder).

Features and notes

  • Upto 40 services supported
  • The widget can display upto 5 links at a time, though this number can be extended easily (see below).
  • Output format for the links can be one of these five:
    1. 32px images (default)
    2. 24px images
    3. 16px images
    4. text links with image
    5. text links
  • Other widget options include
    • Widget title
    • Option to select an alignment for images
    • Option to open the links in new window
  • Multiple instances of the widget can be had at the same time
  • Uses WP_Widget class

Screenshots

Screenshot 1

Subscribe / Connect / Follow Widget  32px images

Subscribe / Connect / Follow Widget 32px images


Screenshot 2
Subscribe / Connect / Follow Widget 16px images with text

Subscribe / Connect / Follow Widget 16px images with text


Screenshot 3
Subscribe / Connect / Follow Widget -- widget options

Subscribe / Connect / Follow Widget — widget options

Download

The latest version of the plugin can be downloaded from the WordPress plugin repository. (changelog)

Released for free under the GPL.

Installation

  1. Unzip subscribe-connect-follow-widget.zip and upload subscribe-connect-follow-widget folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to ‘Appearance -> Widgets’ menu in WP admin, select the ‘Subscribe / Connect / Follow’ widget and place it in your sidebar (or any widget holder), and choose your options.

Supported services and social sites

  1. Blogger Blog
  2. Delicious
  3. Diaspora
  4. Digg
  5. deviantART
  6. Dribbble
  7. Etsy
  8. Facebook
  9. Feedburner Email Subscription
  10. Feedburner Feed
  11. Flickr
  12. FriendFeed
  13. GitHub
  14. Goodreads
  15. Google Profile
  16. Google Plus
  17. identi.ca
  18. Instagram
  19. Last.fm
  20. LinkedIn
  21. Myspace
  22. Picasa Web Albums
  23. Pinterest
  24. Podcast
  25. Posterous
  26. Quora
  27. reddit
  28. RSS Feed
  29. RSS Feed for Posts
  30. RSS Feed for Comments
  31. Slashdot
  32. SlideShare
  33. SoundCloud
  34. StumbleUpon
  35. Technorati
  36. Tumblr
  37. Twitter
  38. Vimeo
  39. WordPress.org Profiles
  40. WordPress.com Blog
  41. XING
  42. YouTube

Hacks

Number of output items: The widget can output upto 5 different links at the same time. However, this number can be easily increased. Just change the value of the variable $num_items in subscribe-connect-follow-widget.php, line 21 (as in version 0.5.5) to any number you want.

Credits

Feedback

Please post your feedback at the WP support forum. All feedback, suggestions, bug reports, etc., welcome.