Widgets »BandPage Widget
Note: The instructions from this guide are referring to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding
/wp-adminto the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)
If you are a BandPage user this widget will allow you to easily embed BandPage Extensions into your WordPress.com blog. This will make your BandPage music, photos, videos, event listing and bio available as widgets in the WordPress.com appearance editor. When you update your content on BandPage through the BandPage Editor, your updates will automatically appear on your WordPress.com blog.
If you are not a BandPage user, you will need a BandPage account to use this widget, which you get here.
To install the BandPage widget, you first need to open your WordPress.com site’s Dashboard.
Next, under the Appearance menu, select Widgets as shown below.
Click on the the BandPage widget in the gallery and drag it on to your desired sidebar content area.
After you place the widget, you will need to authorize WordPress.com to access your BandPage account and your associated content.
To do this, first click the BandPage Connect button that appears in the widget. This will start the authentication process and you will be prompted to log into BandPage using your Facebook login. If you are already logged into Facebook or the BandPage editor, you’ll skip this step.
Once you are logged in, you will need to click the Approve button, which will authorize WordPress.com to access your BandPage account and your associated content.
Note: if you administer multiple artists on BandPage, you’ll see a list of artists to choose from. So before clicking approve, you’ll need to pick that artist whose content you want to embed on your blog.
After clicking the Connect button, you’ll be connected to BandPage and ready to configure the widget.
Configuring the Widget
The widget is simple to use. You can select the type of widget (i.e., photo, video, events, etc.) you want to embed from the Widget Type menu. You can also set the height, width, transparency, and the theme (light or dark). It’s that simple!
If you like the way it looks, click the Save button and you’re done.
Here some examples widgets from our friends the Stone Foxes!