Have you already tried our gallery widget? It's a great way to display your designs or shop items on your own website. It turned out that adding it to a WordPress blog wasn't that easy though, so we created a WordPress plugin for you.
To install it, simply add a new plugin from the WordPress admin menu and search for 'Shapeways'.
The plugin can work in two modes: as a WordPress widget, or in an individual post.
To use it as a widget, just add the 'Shapeways Gallery' widget to your theme and configure it (learn how to do that here). This is a great way to include the widget on each page of your blog. There's just one thing to remember: enter your shop name (and shop-section if you want) OR your username, not both at the same time.
Using the widget in an individual post or page requires the use of a 'shortcode':
[shapeways option=value ...]
Available options are:
shop - the name of your shop
shopsection - the name of a section in your shop (ignored if 'shop' hasn't been set).
fav - display the favorites of this username (can't be used together with 'shop').
cols, rows - the number of columns and rows in your widget.
style - allowed valued are 'light' and 'dark'. The default value is 'light'
Fantastic! - I THOUGHT.... until I tried adding one to my Wordpress.com site. It took me a long time to find this out so if any of YOU have a WP.COM site as opposed to a WP.ORG site you MUST read this:
Quite simply, plugins are not available for the former, only the latter. Here is the official word from their FAQ's:
'"Plugins are tools used to extend the functionality of the WordPress platform. However, they are only applicable to privately-hosted blogs and web sites using the WordPress.org software. Plugins are not permitted on WordPress.com for various security reasons."
I've had it installed for a while now, and it shows up on my website, but the widget doesn't update when I bring new products to the top of my store, and it uses some old product images even after I updated them (some months ago). I tried refreshing, uninstalling and reinstalling the widget, even created a new store section called Featured and redirected the widget to show that, I can't get it to update.
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