We here at Feedweb Research are constantly working to create a tool that makes blogging more efficient for those of us on WordPress. This brings us to our latest update and the newest game-changing feature to the Feedweb plugin, which is the new Feedweb Feeder (look to the right of this post!!)
The New Feature: The Feeder
The Feedweb feeder is a sidebar/footer widget that is generally placed on the right sidebar. At this point in time it shows your latest posts, just like any “latest post widget”, however the click through rate with Feedweb will undoubtedly be much higher – no one will be able to ignore it.
The Feeder can either run automatically, or manually by skipping through the posts or by scrolling down the Feeder until the next round of posts have loaded (depending on the settings options you have selected).
The different settings to choose from:
- Width and height, although it is highly recommended to keep the width at the 250-300 pixels range, unless you will be placing the widget in the footer, in which case there may be more space. Feel free to play with the height – based on the space you want to allocate for it on your sidebar (or elsewhere).
- We recommend keeping the default “Show header” setting in place. By showing the header there is the option of showing the navigator and having the feeder run automatically so that as the reader is on the page the feeder flips through your posts. Keep in mind that readers can pause the “auto run feed”, and take all the time in the world looking at the posts.
- If you do remove the header, then readers will scroll through the widget manually to see posts.
- We recommend “author info” only for those that use a Gravatar (that’s just our opinion). If you don’t have a Gravatar you can still keep this setting in order to display: author image (or lack of one), site name, and date of publication).
- Showing the footer is totally up to you.
- Maximum image height is especially important for those that sometimes use large images and other times smaller ones. Play around with this setting and see what works best for your feature images.
How to Add the Feeder
Adding the Feeder to the Right Sidebar:
For those of you already using the Feedweb plugin, go to Dashboard ->Appearance -> Widget ->Sidebar/Secondary -> Text
-> Title, please add
-> Text, please add a short-code “FeedwebFeederBar” and surround it with .
Don’t worry, the instructions on how to insert the Feeder widget will appear on the setting’s page, under the “Feeder” tab.
That’s it for now bloggers. This is just the beginning of a new blogging revolution that will soon hit blogs every