Costumize the Sidebar of WordPress 2.6.1

I used wordpress 2.6.1 to created an english blog called: Learning Diary some days ago. Because I don’t know how to add my own modules between Widgets in sidebar, so costumized the sidebar with wordpress functions, see also: WordPress Template Tags. Share my method below:

1、The recent top 10 posts:

$postslist = get_posts('numberposts=10&order=DESC&orderby=date');
foreach ($postslist as $post) :
<a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a>
<?php endforeach; ?>

2、Recent comments:
I used a plugin: Get Recent Comments. You can config it with the page “Recent Comments” in the page “Settings”. Below is the code to call on sidebar:

<?php get_recent_comments(); ?>

That is a “Link Roll” in the setting page of Delicious. There is a tip, if you want to control the style of the title of delicious module, add a property in the sidebar part of global style.css like beow:

#sidebar .delicious-banner a { font: bold 12px Tahoma, Verdana, serif; color: #444; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px #fff; }


<?php wp_list_categories('orderby=name&show_count=0&title_li='); ?>

5、Most Popular Tags:

<?php wp_tag_cloud('smallest=8&largest=22&number=10&format=list&orderby=count&order=DESC'); ?>


<?php wp_get_archives('type=monthly'); ?>


<?php wp_list_bookmarks('title_li=&categorize=0'); ?>

If there is a way to add my own modules between those dynamic Widgets? so, I have no need to modify code in sidebar myself.

1 Comment

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