I want to make a ‘sidenotes’ section to my blog, is there a wordpress plugin that does this? Or should I just code it myself?
There are numerous ways you can do this. Depending on how good you are with CSS, I will list the easiest ways to do this at the start.
- Twitter Updates. Simply sign up for a free account and insert the widget. Any updates you give will appear on your sidebar. If you’re a C.S.S whiz, you can style it to match your blog.
- WordPress Widget. – I personally don’t use them on my blog and my custom theme doesn’t support them. Nevertheless, I believe you can add a “Text” widget. Whenever you wanted to update it with a new note, you could just edit it in your WordPress Admin.
- WordPress Plugin. – A simple Google search revealed a plugin that syndicates feeds. Perhaps if you only want to show links, this would be the way to go.
- Coding Your Own Plugin. – Never tried this… Imagine how much traffic you would get to your site if you made a type of thing like that had a WYSIWYG editor and would update whenever you want
Hopefully this has helped Nottin’s problem. If you have a WordPress/Blogging question, feel free to ask me via email or on the post in a comment.