Declan’s Word of the Day Widgets are now available as a WordPress plugin. Languages available include Japanese, Chinese (both simplified and traditional), Korean, Russian, French, Arabic, German, Spanish, Italian and Indonesian.
Installation Instructions (for version 2.7 of WordPress)
(i.) Download the plugin you would like from the WP Plugin repository. Here are the links to the download pages:
(ii.) Unzip the downloaded file and copy the PHP file (french-word-of-the-day.php for example) into you server’s /wp-content/plugins/ folder. Or you can use WordPress’s built-in plugin install feature.
(iii.) Then in your blogs administration pages go to the “Plugins” menu (as illustrated below)
and choose the “Installed” menu item (as illustrated below).
There you should see the Word of the Day plugin listed. Click the “Activate” link (as illustrated below) to activate the widget.
(iv.) Now you need to configure the widget so that it shows up in the Sidebar. To do that go to the “Appearance” menu (as illustrated below)
and select the “Widgets” item (as illustrated below)
You will then see that the “Word of the Day” widget then appears in the “Available Widgets” list. Click the “Add” link (as illustrated below) to add the widget to the sidebar.
And don’t forget to click the “Save Changes” button (as illustrated below) to finish the installation and configuration process.
You should then see a Word of the Day widget in your sidebar that looks something like the French example illustrated below.