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Left-Handed: Setup Your Widgets

To access the Widget page, go to Appearance → Widgets

On the right, you will see a number of panels that you can expand:

  • Features Widget
  • Sidebar
  • Footer

Each widget area specific to your theme has been color coded to make setup easy. Simply drag the widgets you need into the corresponding panels. At the top of the page you will find a yellow ribbon containing a handy “Click Here” link, which will display the recommended widget setup in case you get lost.

Below is an explanation of each widget and how to configure it.

Featured Widget Panel

Drag the blue (Obox) Featured Posts Widget into this panel. Do not put anything else here or it will probably not format correctly. Expand the widget to access the widget options:

  1. Select a  Post Category
  2. Select whether to display Thumbnail Navigation (selection blocks) or not.  These are the square thumbnail previews shown below the main slide.
  3. Enter an Auto-Slide interval in seconds, or enter 0 for no auto–sliding.
  4. Click Save


The sidebar accepts any single-column  Obox widgets (purple) or standard (gray) widgets. Below are details on configuring Obox widgets. For help with default widgets, visit the WordPress Codex. Click Save on each widget where you change settings.

(Obox) Twitter Stream

Display a simple feed of your latest Tweets.

  1. Enter a title such as “Follow Me on Twitter”. This title will link to your profile.
  2. Enter your Twitter ID without the @
  3. Select the number of Tweets to show.
  4. Select whether to display Replies/ Retweets
  5. Click Save
(Obox) Comments

Display the latest comments with a short excerpt and link to the post. This differs from the default WordPress widget in how it displays the information.

(Obox) Popular Posts

Display a list of links to your most popular posts based on the number of comments they have received. This widget draws from regular Posts only.

(Obox) Social Links

Displays icons linking to your social profiles. Enter the full URLs to your social profiles here.  For the email field, enter your email address. For RSS, enter your RSS Feed Url or Feedburner URL.

(Obox) Search

Provides a styled search field.

(Obox) 220 x 80 Adverts

Displays any small adverts added using the Advert Manager

(Obox) Large Adverts

Displays any large adverts added using the Advert Manager

(Obox) Flickr Photos

Displays small thumbnails from your Flickr feed


Each of these panels accepts one standard (gray) or single-column Obox (purple) widget, displayed side-by-side to create a two column footer. For best results, only use one per panel as multiple widgets may not stack well.