Galaxy Zoo WordPress Plugin

November 24, 2009 10:25 by scibuff

See the real thing in the right column of this blog. This is a fully functional widget with data directly from Galaxy Zoo.

Although the plugin is now available for download, the process to request the API key is not yet in place (so the plugin will not yet display any data for you). If you wish to participate in the beta testing, just sign up for Galaxy Zoo (and Galaxy Zoo Forums) and wait for an announcement (which should be coming in not distant future).

The Galaxy Zoo WordPress Plugin widgets sample preview

The Galaxy Zoo WordPress Plugin widgets sample preview

This plugin offers two WordPress widgets through which users can display data from their accounts on Galaxy Zoo.

The first widget, ‘Galaxy Zoo’, display general stats such as the username, the date the user joined Galaxy Zoo, the number of galaxy classifications  and the latest classified galaxy.

The Galaxy Zoo WordPress Plugin widgets sample preview (closeup)

The Galaxy Zoo WordPress Plugin widgets sample preview (closeup)

The second widget, ‘Galaxy Zoo Favorites’, displays thumbnail images of galaxies the user selected as his/er favorites (using the Galaxy Zoo’s My Galaxies page)

Both widget are completely customizable via the widget’s control panel and style-able via a separate css file(s).

The Galaxy Zoo WordPress Plugin Admin Panel

The Galaxy Zoo WordPress Plugin Admin Panel

Galaxy Zoo is an online astronomy project which invites members of the public to assist in classifying over a million galaxies. It is an example of Citizen science as it enlists the help of members of the public to help in scientific research.

The Galaxy Zoo files contain almost a quarter of a million galaxies which have been imaged with a camera attached to a robotic telescope the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

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Konishi

I have a question for you.I have to plug in GalaxyZoo WordPress.
On The GalaxyZoo WordPress Lougin Admin Panel,how do I get “Galaxy Zoo ID” please tell me .

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