Membership / Event Widgets (WordPress)

The event calendar, member directory, member sign up form are all added using shortcodes. But you can also use the following widgets to create a slideshow of your member businesses and upcoming events in any of your sidebars or widgetized areas.

Folder Widget

This widget allows you to create a slideshow or list of businesses in your members directory, or any other folder - for example, if you want to highlight your sponsors.

  1. From the WordPress main menu, navigate to Appearance > Widgets.
  2. Select and drag the Folder widget from the Available Widgets section into the sidebar you want the widget to appear in.
  3. Enter the name of your folder you want to display the businesses from. Typically this would be your "Members" folder, but you can also set it to any other folder if you make that folder public (see below).
  4. Choose whether to have the widget display a Slideshow or List. Set the appropriate time between slides if using slideshow.

If you are not using your "Members" folder, you will need to make that folder public. Go to Folders, hover over the appropriate folder tab, click on Options, the click Make Public:

If you do not have a widgetized area to use the widget, you can use the shortcode:

[mw folderwidget]

with the optional parameters:

typ="..." - 1=display public folder, 3=display searchable label (default "1")
lbl="..." - name of folder/label (default "Members")
act="..." - 0=display list, 1=display slideshow (default 0)
delay="10" - slideshow only - seconds between slides (default 10)
nam="1" - slideshow only - always display name (default is to hide name if member has business card image)
lgo="1" - display business card image

For example:

[mw folderwidget typ="1" lbl="Members" act="1" delay="5" nam="1" lgo="1"]

will display a slideshow from the "Members" folder with 5 seconds between slides and name always displayed.

Events Widget

This widget allows you to create a list of upcoming events from your event calendar. 

  1. From the WordPress main menu, navigate to Appearance > Widgets.
  2. Select and drag the Events widget from the Available Widgets section into the sidebar you want the widget to appear in.
  3. Enter the event category number (leave blank to display all) to display, and the number of events to show. You can obtain the event category numbers from the event category setup, by clicking on the event category.

If you do not have a widgetized area to use the widget, you can use the shortcode:

[mw eventwidget]

with the optional parameters:

grp="..." - comma separated list of event categories to pull from (default all)
cnt="3" - number of upcoming events to display (default 3)
lgo="1" - display event thumbnail
szp="1" - do not display event start date/time
ezp="1" - do not display event end date/time
adn="1" - display event location

For example:

[mw eventwidget grp="0,1,2" cnt="5" lgo="1" adn="1"]

will display 5 upcoming events from event categories 0,1 and 2, with event thumbnail, start/end date/times and location.