Ravelry Designs Widget

As a Ravelry designer it’s important to also have details of your knitting / crochet patterns on your own website.
With this plugin it’s as easy as filling in your Rav designer name, choosing some basic options, and that’s it!

Current features include:

  • Shortcode now available
  • Two layouts
  • Change number of patterns shown
  • Open links in same or new window/tab
  • Most recent design displayed first

Features soon to be added:

  • Alternative design sorting options
  • Show / hide pattern price

Installation

1. Upload the ‘ravelry-designs-widget’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
3. Add the ‘Ravelry Designs’ widget to any widget area or use the shortcode in any post/page
4. Enjoy!

Usage

Ravelry Designs Widget provides 2 different ways of displaying your Ravelry patterns; widget and shortcode.

Widget

The Ravelry Designs Widget widget is the easiest way to display your patterns. Enter your Ravelry designer name (note: not the same as your username!) and choose whatever other options you need.

Shortcode

To display patterns inside a post or page rather than a widget area, you need a shortcode.

Default settings:

[sb_ravelry_designs]

Custom settings (see options table below for all options and defaults):

[sb_ravelry_designs designer="michelle may" layout="layout_2" show="3" cols="3"]

Options

If you’re using the widget, the options are all clearly marked. You can’t go far wrong.

If you’re using the shortcode, here’s what you need to know:

ParameterDescriptionOptionsShortcode default
colsHow many columns to display1, 2, 3, 43
designerYour Ravelry designer name (not the same thing as your username)Valid Ravelry designer nameMichelle May (yeah if you don't put in a name, it'll show mine)
layoutWhich of the available layouts to use.layout_1, layout_2layout_2
showMaximum number of patterns to show.Any number3
new_tabShould pattern links open in a new tab/window?Yes, NoNo

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