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Daily Chess Puzzle Widget


The Daily Chess Puzzle Widget is a convenient way to add a puzzle to the sidebar of your blog. Each day a new puzzle is posted with three difficulty levels as well as a hint option. The puzzle is updated daily by the good folks at From the widget menu you have the ability to select the size of board you would like to show.

This widget wouldn’t be possible without the help of php guru Aaron Brown. Thanks, Aaron!


Version 0.1
– The first version of this plugin adds the ability to select the size of chess puzzle that gets displayed in your sidebar as well as the ability to display a custom title.


  • This screenshot shows the “widget” panel for the Daily Chess Puzzle Widget plugin.


Installing Daily Chess Puzzle Widget is very easy and does not require any template modification in most cases. The only requirement is that your template supports widgets. Just follow these steps:

  1. Upload the folder ‘daily-chess-puzzle-widget’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Under “appearance” on the “widgets” page you will see a “Daily Chess Puzzle Widget” that you can drag into your sidebar. Select the size of puzzle you want to display.


What do the different sizes represent?

Tiny is the equivalent of 148×197 pixels.
Small is the equivalent of 184×229 pixels.
Medium is the equivalent of 220×261 pixels.
Large is the equivalent of 256×293 pixels.
Very Large is the equivalent of 310×341 pixels

Are there any other customizations that I can make to the puzzles?

No. Unfortunately, the appearance of the puzzles are controlled completely by so you can’t customize the colors or board in any way at this time.


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