If you came to this page via a search and are looking for a British Embassy please use our embassy locator on this page.


British Embassy Finder widget for Wordpress web-sites



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 it on this travel blog.

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.



Issues and Support


Support will be public and provided via my (as the developer) travel blog. Please post any questions or comments on this Wordpress travel blog support page.



Author: Andy W+   Last updated: 28 March 2012