So, off I went on a plugin hunt. After a half hour of hunting and asking around in IRC I was finally given a link. By that time I’d come up with a better idea.
Text Widget. By creating one line of HTML within a Text Widget I managed to get my sick little thought out into the open. 😉
Keep in mind that Text Widgets obey the laws of HTML very nicely. If you can do it on a HTML web page, you can likely do it in a Text Widget as well.
<ul><li>Ever notice how Puritan Stew comes in the same size cans as dog food?</li></ul>
That’s all the code I needed to scare readers off Puritan Stew forever. 🙂
I could likely fancy it up a bit using CSS but it seems to fit well into the sidebar as is.
As far as maintaining something like this… It can’t be any more work than maintaining a plugin. A quick line of code, save, and we’re done.
<li> <i>Give a man a program, you frustrate him for a day. Teach a man to program, you frustrate him for a lifetime.</i> — unknown</li>
Plus, as an added bonus, you’ll never have to worry about those pesky upgrades that plugins seem to go through so frequently these days. It’s all you! 🙂
So, next time you’re thinking about something simple for your sidebar, think Text Widget first, plugin second.