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OMS Sidebar Widgets


A collection of widgets for displaying maps, images, and/or videos in your
website sidebars.

Sidebar Map

Maps are powered by the Google Maps API v3. Locations can be automatically
geocoded or latitude and longitude coordinates can be specified for more precise
control. Multiple map locations (pins) are supported.

Sidebar Image & Sidebar Video

Images and videos play in a prettyPhoto lightbox. External images are
supported. Videos can be hosted on either YouTube or Vimeo. Viddler is currently
not supported.


This plugin pairs well with the Simple Page Sidebars plugin to allow different
images, videos, or maps to be displayed on individual pages.


  • An example of a sidebar map. Left, widget output; right, widget form.
  • An example of a sidebar video. Left, widget output; right, widget form. (Sidebar Image is very similar.)
  • An example of a sidebar image lightbox. (Sidebar Video is very similar.)


  1. Upload the oms-sidebar-widgets plugin directory to the /wp-content/plugins/
    directory on your server.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  3. Navigate to the Widgets page in WordPress.
  4. Drag and drop images, videos, or map widgets to your sidebar.
  5. Configure each widget.
  6. Profit!


Which lightbox do images and videos open in?

This plugin uses prettyPhoto to display images and videos in a lightbox.

Which service is used for displaying maps?

This plugin uses the Google Maps API v3 to display maps and geocode addresses.

Can I change the marker image for maps?

Yes you can! You can specify the icon image to use for each map. Alternatively,
if one is not supplied, the default one will be used.


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Contributors & Developers

“OMS Sidebar Widgets” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Change log


The initial release of this plugin.


The finalized release of this plugin.


Minor bug fixes and refactoring.


The refactored release of this plugin. Added multiple pins to map widgets.


Changed array object creation from [] to array() for < PHP 5.4.


Added checks to make sure the prettyPhoto library is loaded before initializing.


Fixed multiple map widgets bug where fields were being duplicated.


Fixed prettyPhoto XSS vulnerability by updating prettyPhoto to 3.1.6.