Wordpress Plugins – Extensions

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Subscription Options 0.7

Author: Tom Saunter
The most common ways for people to subscribe to a blog and its content are through RSS, Email and Twitter. Facebook pages are increasing in usage too. This plugin places related subscription icons in a widget area and lets users enter their own feed or page URLs and select the colour of their icons. Its really simple but theres lots of power under the hood

Download the plugin by hitting that big red button to the right.
Extract the files and place the entire ‘subscription-options’ folder into your wp_content/plugins directory.
Go to your ‘Installed Plugins’ panel and activate ‘Subscription Options’.
You are now ready to use the widget.


Go to your ‘Appearance > Widgets’ panel and select the widget area you wish for the plugin to appear in.
Enter the following details:

Widget Title
RSS Feed URL & Colour ID
Email Service URL & Colour ID
Twitter Stream URL & Colour ID
Facebook Page URL & Colour ID
Size of Feed Icons

Hit ‘Save’ then test the result. Change the icons’ size and colour if necessary.
Please note that you don’t need to use all the icons – just don’t enter a URL if you don’t want an icon to show up.

Where do I put the widget?

You can place the widget wherever you like as long as it is within a pre-defined widget area. I haven’t worked out how to let people place the widget wherever they like. Let me know if you can help on my contact page though.

Can I style the widget in my own way?

Yes of course, it’s WordPress! You can use your stylesheet.css to override your theme’s default widget settings by using the following CSS classes:

the RSS feed icon > img.rss_icon
the email service icon > img.mail_icon
the twitter icon > img.twitter_icon
the facebook icon > img.facebook_icon

Please note that the icons’ sizes will still need to be set from within the widget admin panel. CSS doesn’t let you override that.

Where can I find more help and support?

Just email me from the contact page on my blog or leave a comment right here. I’ll be happy to help where possible.

I’m a fan of this plugin. What are my options?

Digital Cortex (rss) is actively seeking new fans & followers on Facebook and Twitter if you fancy it?

How can I support the development of this plugin?

Thank you so much for asking. Here is a link to where you can contribute to the development fund: Donate

Subscription Options 0.7


July 9, 2010 - Posted by | download, extension, extensions, free, get, internet, plugin, plugins, Uncategorized, wordpress

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: