BNS Add Widget

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Add a widget area to the footer of any theme by way of the wp_footer action hook. Works just like the widget areas commonly created with code in the functions.php template file.

Download

Latest version: Download BNS Add Widget v0.7 [zip]

Installation

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload bns-add-widget.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate through the ‘Plugins’ menu.
  3. Read http://wpfirstaid.com/2009/12/plugin-installation/
  4. Add your widget choice to the BNS Add Widget area under Appearance | Widgets

– or -

  1. Go to ‘Plugins’ menu under your Dashboard
  2. Click on the ‘Add New’ link
  3. Search for bns-add-widget
  4. Install.
  5. Activate through the ‘Plugins’ menu.
  6. Read http://wpfirstaid.com/2009/12/plugin-installation/
  7. Add your widget choice to the BNS Add Widget area under Appearance | Widgets

FAQ

Q. How can I get support for this plugin?
A. Please note, support may be available on the WordPress Support forums; but, it may be faster to visit:

Q. How can I style the plugin output?
A. The plugin uses the register_sidebar() WordPress function; additional classes are added via the plugin code:

  • .bns-add-widget
  • h2.bns-widget-title
  • .bnsaw-credit

Changelog

0.7

  • Released April 2014
  • Reformat code to better meet WordPress Coding Standards
  • Update Copyright year

0.6.3

  • Released December 2013
  • Code Reformatting (nothing to see here)

0.6.2

  • Release May 2013
  • Version number compatibility updates

0.6.1

  • Release February 2013
  • Documentation and comments
  • Fixed misread token issue

0.6

  • Release November 2012
  • Added filter hook and CSS wrapper to credit text
  • Removed load_plugin_textdomain as redundant

0.5

  • Implemented OOP style coding methods
  • Documentation improvements

0.4.3

  • Set stylesheet versions to dynamically match the plugin version
  • ‘readme.txt’ updates

0.4.2

  • Documentation updates
  • Updated long description
  • Added license references to ‘readme.txt’ header section

0.4.1

  • confirmed compatible with WordPress 3.4

0.4

  • confirmed compatible with WordPress 3.3
  • added phpDoc Style documentation
  • added i18n support
  • added bnsaw-style.css for plugin specific elements
  • added conditional enqueue of bnsaw-custom-style.css stylesheet for end-user modifications
  • added description parameter to widget area definition
  • added additional style for widget area
  • updated required WordPress version to 2.7

0.3

  • confirmed compatible with WordPress version 3.2-beta2-18055
  • removed conditionals checking for *_sidebar functions
  • lowered required WordPress version to 2.2

0.2.1

  • Confirm compatible with WordPress 3.1 (beta)

0.2

  • compatible with WordPress version 3.0
  • cleaned up CSS elements to better match WordPress default widget code

0.1.2

  • compatible with WordPress version 2.9.2
  • updated license declaration

0.1.1

  • clarified the plugin is released under a GPL-compatible license

0.1

  • Initial release.

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