As the title says, I want to display the latest x posts from WP to XF, into a sidebar widget. I've installed the Widget Framework, since everybody was advising me to and I've created a feed widget, with the WP feed. However, the widget itself looks very raw (the text is just dumped there) so my question is: Is there an addon or modification that will allow me to post this in a more stylish matter?
I've looked around the RM and didn't find anything..so I'm thinking maybe you guys know something.
ps. I hope this is the right forum to post in since it's not a direct XF problem
When you say it looks raw, do you mean the WP posts displayed in the sidebar on http://www.tesoelite.com/ (in your sig?). They actually look quite nicely formatted to me. Which WP feed did you use to generate this and how did you get the post thumbnails over (when I look at my WP feeds they are text only). I'm looking at doing a section somewhere with latest WP posts, probably not in the sidebar but in the main body.
There aren't any WP posts displayed within the sidebar of the forum atm..I'm guessing you refer to the latest posts from the WP sidebar When I add the WP feed to a sidebar widget, it's just an ugly display of links, that's it
My apologies - it's very late and I'm very tired, yes I was looking at your main site of course and not your forum.
So I am guessing in the forum widget then you use the WP RSS feed then which by default just dumps the posts title, date and excerpt hence why it looks ugly? I'm sure there must be other users here who have prettied this up?
no worries, same here..late..tired..need sleeep ya, I'm looking for something to pretty this up a bit. I mean it's not too hard to add some icons in front of those links but I thought that somebody else did this in a more fashionable manner
Fair enough, I'm probably less interested in the SEO aspect of that part and more interested just in getting a list of latest posts, and a list I can display anywhere not just the sidebar. Also found something like http://wordpressfeeder.com/ which is more configurable, is a cut and paste job and has instructions on how to customise the CSS.
But ideally someone will advise you on how to customise the widget you're using.
That's a good idea actually James because in my case I don't enable comments on my blog posts (as they are more informational articles) so a thread for posts in my forum not only publicises the main site articles, it allows members to comment on them too. Plus as you say, a latest threads add-on will show up the new content as it comes in.