May 28, 2013 at 11:38 am #42934
I'm going to take a gamble and see if anyone here knows how to customize the Etsy widget. It's called Etsy mini and only lets you choose the number of rows and columns. It pulls in photos of your most recent shop items. They said there isn't any way to customize it and recommended that I ask around in their forum. I did. There really isn't anything that lets you choose the image border and image size. As is, their widget doesn't fit in my sidebar unless I use two rows, and even then it's too narrow and awkward.
I've tried adding CSS, but it doesn't respond because it pulls CSS from the stylesheet on their server. I'd love to figure out how to create my own widget so that I don't have to manually add links and images.
Any suggestions? 🙂June 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm #44794AnitaKeymaster
Did you figure this out. In order to assist you, especially if we don't have the widget - we need you to have it in place on your site so we can take a look.
Love coffee, chocolate and my Bella!June 8, 2013 at 12:28 pm #44795
I found two Etsy plugins that some of the community members created, but the last time they were updated was well over two years ago. The plugins do seem to work on the demo websites, but I'm not comfortable using something that's out of date.
So for now I'm creating my own widget and manually pasting in image sources. But on the side I'm studying up on how to create my own Etsy plugin. Flash and iframes is a drawback with the Etsy mini. I'm going to contact the developers and see if they intend to update their plugin, but the chances are, I'll probably just create my own. I'd love to learn how to do that.
🙂June 8, 2013 at 12:38 pm #44796
Almost forgot to ask . . .
To get the photos displaying as the same size, I think I need to somehow apply a thumbnail wrapper, but I'm not sure. I haven't worked with thumbnails before. Since the photos are being pulled from my Etsy shop, and sometimes they're different dimensions, the image gets skewed when I specify the height and width.
So I thought that I could copy the technique used to place a thumbnail image on a page of post excerpts. I'm just not quite sure what I need to do to make this happen. I've been poking around, but I'm missing something. Do you have any suggestions? I know it's kind of difficult addressing this, since my site isn't live yet. But I think (not sure) thumbnails are WordPress specific and not specific to my eleven40 theme.
Thanks!!June 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm #44799
I think I figured this out, but I'm still testing. In case anyone else is reading this, I copied the image class from the featured posts widget and applied it to my Etsy images. I need to try this with several images to make sure nothing is distorted or cropped weirdly.
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