Tagged Web Development

WoW Realm Status for WordPress

WoW Realm Status Screenshot

I was looking around the other night for a WordPress plugin to display the status of a World of Warcraft realm, but came up empty.  This left me very sad, but also gave me a reason to work on a new little project!  I decided to create my own WordPress plugin that would provide me with a widget to put in a sidebar, allowing me to display realm status for any US realm.

The plugin is aptly named WoW Realm Status and can be found on the wordpress.org plugin directory, or directly here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wow-realm-status/

It is very simple to use, also.  Once you install and activate the plugin, navigate to your widget configuration page and drag + drop the WoW Realm Status #1 widget into one of your sidebars.  Then you simply give it a title and fill in which realm you’d like to display the status for.  It is as simple as that.

I plan on adding support in the future for displaying the status of multiple realms, I just don’t have the time to finish that at the moment.  I’ve also been asked about support for WoW-Europe realms and have decided to shy away from that altogether.  WoW-Europe doesn’t use the same kind of mechanism for reporting status as the US realms do, making it a pain to retreive info for them.  Maybe sometime in the future when I’m really bored I’ll attempt it, but until then, I’m sorry but you’re out of luck if you want WoW-Europe support.

If you have any comments, questions, concerns, threats, pies, algorithm books, etc. feel free to email them to: onezero DOT ss AT gmail DOT com

Recent Achievements Update

I’ve updated the recent achievements image script to have another option. You can now choose the width of the image by adding width=<# of pixels> to the URL.

Like so:

[img]http://www.yourfirefly.com/wow/achievements.php?image&character=Slippir&realm=Mug'thol&region=us&faction=alliance&width=440[/img]

the above code produces the following…

Recent Achievements

Hiyas. I recently added a little section to the top of the site listing Slippir’s recent achievements in WoW. I was bored and needed something to work on so I whipped up that little guy. I also added support to have it generate a signature image for use on message-boards and whatnot. Below you’ll find an example of the code to put in your signature on a message board that supports BBCode.

[img]http://www.yourfirefly.com/wow/achievements.php?image&character=Slippir&realm=Mug'thol&region=us&faction=alliance[/img]

To see what the above code makes: click here.

Of course, fill it in with your own info:

character = your character’s name
realm = your realm
region = us or eu
faction = alliance or horde