This widget is designed for WordPress sites providing advice or assistance to British Nationals abroad. It uses Foreign Office data, but also includes maps and emails (the Foreign Office’s own Embassy search does not).

Try the demo in the right sidebar.

Widget Look

screenshot of widget

The widget inherits the look of your WordPress theme. However, you can change the text, colors, width of the input box, and alignment (screenshot above).

Displaying Embassy details

A new browser tab/window is opened displaying details:

screenshot embassy page


screenshot embassy

Obtaining and installing the Widget on WordPress

This widget has been tested up to WordPress version 3.4 and should work on old versions as far back as 2.8; but you use at your own risk (see terms of use).

You can obtain and install the widget in the usual way via your WordPress Dashboard. Plugins -> Add New then do a search for “Embassy” and you should see it.

Should you need them, installation instructions are available on WordPress.Org. The widget is also available to download from the same link (if you wish to do your own install).

Customising the look of the Widget

You can replace the standard/default text, and change the look of the plugin (using standard CSS values) from the Widgets page of your dashboard. The screeenshots below show a (horribly) customised Embassy widget and the configuration settings used to generate it.

screenshot of widget

If you opt to “Display Travel Advice Link” in the settings below, then the widget will include the “display travel advice” link as shown in the screenshot above. This link opens a new browser window/tab with this page of travel information tools which may be very helpful for your visitors.

screenshot of widget

Notes: The “padding above/below widget” options do not work with some themes.

Terms of Use

This program is free software licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

In particular please note the following:
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Change Log

= 0.8.0 =
* 19 March 2012: Initial release.

Questions and Support

Please post any questions using the comment form below. Email Address is optional and is not displayed.

If you are reporting a problem with the widget, please check the Change Log above for any updates.