Categories Asides Widgets WordPress Widgets Post author By Matt Post date March 29, 2006 12 Comments on WordPress Widgets The WordPress Widgets (WPW) plugin is out of testing. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Related ← Note to self → Next Generation CMS 12 replies on “WordPress Widgets” Awesome! I’ll get downloading. Great! Is there anyway to get a list of compatible themes going over there? I know over at wp.com, many of the themes are compatible. Any chance of releasing the sidebar files for those themes? I’ve been using widgets over at wp.com, and can’t wait to add them to my site! Holy shmoly! It’s like PHP-Nuke module de/activation on steroids (or Ajax sniffing). Addendum: check this one out… http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/03/30/typepad-is-launching-blog-widgets/ (Typepad is launching blog widgets!) Just published! Why did you use the MIT license? Is it one of most confusing open source license. Thanks in advance for your answer. GnuMan I don’t know why it’s MIT, it should be GPL. The MIT license is functionally equivalent to the BSD one; it is not confusing. Also, to go in nitpick mode, some of the phrases on this page are incredibly patronizing (“We’re sorry if that seems threatening. It hurt us more than it hurt you. Please fix up your theme. ‘I give in. How do I fix up my theme?'”) Surely you can advocate without that tone, especially if you’re making a self-interest argument. The MIT license is for Scriptaculous. So if MIT license is only for Scriptaculous, there is not any license on Widgets. If you release some software with GPL, you must include a copy of the license with the binary code. I do not want annoy but I would like to know more about the widget’s license. If I install something on my site I would like to know its license. Thanks and sorry for the disturb. GnuMan, they’re GPL by default because they link WordPress code, which is also GPL. It’s silly to include a license file with plugins that are often smaller than the license itself. Thanks a lot for your answer Matt. It was not my aim to be silly 🙂 Bye […] Widgets, widgets, widgets, widgets, widgets—the WordPress world is in love with them, and for good reason. Widgets make customizing WordPress even more accessible for mere mortals. A nice side benefit: they also make upgrading your theme much more painless. With the ExecPHP and default text widgets, you can make sidebar mods (such as advertising, etc.) without worrying about them getting overwritten after a theme upgrade. Great work. […] Comments are closed.