BBC World Sevice Widget

BBC World Service global news in your own language, as a widget in your site's sidebar.

Author:BBC World Service (profile at
WordPress version required:2.2
WordPress version tested:2.9.2
Plugin version:1.0.2
Added to WordPress repository:07-07-2009
Last updated:21-04-2011
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:17 836
Active installs:80+
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The BBC World Service widget can be added to WordPress theme that supports widgets (most do). It is also available for a number of other platforms, including iGoogle, Adobe Air, Mac Dashboard, Vista Sidebar, Opera Widgets and Netvibes. To find out more, click the '+' button in the widget, or visit the BBC World Service Widget home page.

The BBC World Service Widget is available in various languages including - Turkish, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese (Brasil), Vietnamese, Hindi, Indonesia, Bangla, Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Chinese, UKChina, Learning English, Swahili, Somali, Nepali and Hausa, French (Afrique).

WordPress is available in many languages. When the widget is first installed, it will attempt to find BBC content to match the language of your WordPress installation (it checks the WPLANG property in your wp-config.php file).