Sunrise over Avalon Beach, December 31st, 2012
What’s a Graceful Sidebar?
We all know and love the Graceful Sidebar Plugin… it’s that awesome WordPress plugin that enables blog authors to customize the content of their sidebars based on the pages or posts being displayed. This plugin extends the great functionality of WordPress so that when a reader is viewing a specific page or post, they will get customized content in the sidebar.
Why do I need it?
The standard functionality of wordpress enables you to have posts and pages in the main, or center section of your blog as well as content delivered by “Widgets” in the side sections of your blog. The content of these widgets is typically delivered by plugins that you add. The frustrating thing is that the content of these sidebar widgets is always the same, regardless of the current page or post being displayed. Take, for example, a weather widget. Whether I’m reading your latest article on the topic of the rainfall in Botswana, or the stock price of Apple, Inc., the content of the weather widget is ALWAYS static based on the settings you supplied for that widget.
This is where the Graceful Sidebar Plugin comes in. When you edit the article on the rainfall in Botswana, you’ll notice that there is a separate section provided for you entitled “Graceful Sidebar Content.” This section will contain the content that you want to be displayed in the sidebar when readers are viewing this article. It may then, make sense for you to put some content specific to viewers interested in Botswana. Botswana’s GDP for example, may be handy.
In this way, readers get a very unique experience on your site. A unique experience with each and every article that they read. Combining Graceful with other plugins such as QTrans gives you the ability to offer sidebar content in a language specific to your users.
How do I get it?
If you’d like to make sure that your blog leverages every inch of screen real estate to attract and retain your visitors, visit <the wordpress plugins site for the Graceful Sidebar Plugin today and download this free plugin to get started.
Latest Fall Foliage out Mike’s Window in Yardley, Bucks County, PA as of 12/20/2012
This article presents one method you may wish to use to download your photographs and remove your account to prevent this from happening by the effective date of the terms of service change.
We’ll look at leveraging some tools that are freely available to backup your Instagram photos and remove your account. The article assumes you know your way around a UNIX command line – but gives guidance if you’re new to this.
There are several options available to do this. The first of which should one of the live services such as Instarchive or Instaport. At the time I wrote this article, both services were getting slammed so heavily that I was unable to use them. For fear, that I’d forget and miss out on removing my photos, I went digging for other solutions.
I suppose you could go to the Instagram web page, click through each and every one of your photos, right-click, save and download to your computer to save them – but if you’re like me and have several dozens or even hundreds of photographs, this would be far too tedious.