Curiosity POTD


This plugin adds a widget to display the NASA Mars Curiosity rover photos and a static block to display current sol.
A good solution if you are interested in astronomy news and want to put a space picture on your website.
Widget: It provide the photo, a description with the martian version of date (SOL) and the rover camera random displayed.
Block: It provide just a string with the stamp of martian day at that time you put it.
Very easy to configure and compatible with a lot of WordPress versions.

Widget Option

  • Title
  • NASA API key


The default NASA API key (DEMO_KEY) works fine but you can get one at:

Version 2.0

This plugin add a static block for Gutenberg that display current sol (martian day version) of Curiosity into a paragraph tag.
The date don’t change after the block is added. It’s just a print to put in your article the Curiosity sol at that time.
The plugin remove the block editor for widget.

Version 2.1

The plugin widget retriew the last sol with photos available.


To infinity and beyond!


  • Widget option panel
  • Curiosity Rover photo example
  • Curiosity SOL static block


This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Curiosity SOL


  1. Upload curiosity-potd directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the Widget admin section and add Curiosity POTD to your sidebar
  4. Add custom NASA API key in widget options or use the DEMO_KEY default value

Version 2.0

Select Curiosity SOL static block and that’s it.


فبراير 1, 2019
Easy install and setup, appears in Available Widgets to place wherever. Widget thumbnail includes short descriptive caption like: “Sol: 2306 (31/01/2019) Front Hazard Avoidance Camera”. Nice replacement for outdated NASA image of the day plugin.
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“Curiosity POTD” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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