eHive plugin for Wordpress

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ashleighlou
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eHive plugin for Wordpress

Postby ashleighlou » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:53 pm

Hey there,
My organisation is currently building a new website using Wordpress, and we'd like to add the eHive plugin (once we have expanded our eHive collection a bit!) to our new site.

The developer of our website hasn't come across the eHive plugin before - I guess because it's relatively new - and I haven't used it before either. Am I correct that the plugin simply provides access to eHive Search from a widget, as described here?: http://wordpress.org/plugins/ehive-search-widget/

I was also wondering if anyone would know of any examples of Wordpress sites that are currently using the plugin. It would be really helpful to us to see what it looks like/how it works.

Thanks to anyone who can provide some pointers (and apologies if these are silly questions) :?

paul
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Location: Auckland

Re: eHive plugin for Wordpress

Postby paul » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:50 pm

Currently there are 14 plugins for embedding content from your eHive account in a WordPress site: http://wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=ehive

You must install the eHive Access plugin. This holds the settings for which eHive account or community you are connecting to. You'll need to create an API Key when you are logged into eHive (through Edit My Profile -> API Keys) and fill in the details of the key in WordPress when you have installed the eHive Access plugin in your WordPress site.

eHive Search and eHive Object Details are two most basic plugins. You'll need these to provide a search box and search results page in eHive, plus a detail page for each object.

It's up to you which other ones you want to use. The eHive Developers website gives an overview of the main ones: http://developers.ehive.com/wordpress-plugins/

Examples of the plugins in use:
Kiwi Chicks community: http://nzgirlhistory.net
Fairfield Halls: http://fairfieldat50.com/
The Gold Museum: http://www.goldmuseum.com.au/

On 'The Gold Museum' you will see the Search widget and Tag Cloud widget on the left, the Search plugin for search results, the Image Grid plugin for the Collections & Exhibits -> Explore Collection page. You can see the Comments plugin on the Fairfield Halls object pages.

Let us know if you have any problems.

ashleighlou
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Re: eHive plugin for Wordpress

Postby ashleighlou » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:55 am

Thank you Paul, that's all very helpful! Cheers.


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