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Access to Additional Widgets

  1. First post here. I'm setting up a site for my wife and really need a calendar widget/plugin to display times/dates. Preferable would be a Google Calendar widget.

    Is there a way to get additional widgets into Available Widgets for a WordPress hosted site?

    Not sure if this matters but we are using the Coraline theme.

    Thanks for any advice!

    The blog I need help with is leahbarberyoga.com.

  2. I searched quite a bit but wasnt using search terms that resulted in what I was looking for. Thanks for your link, that led me to the site with the directions on how to get a Google Calendar embedded.

    http://shongjog.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/how-to-embed-a-google-calendar-iframe-widget-code-in-a-wordpress-com-blog/

    The other thing I am curious about is if there a way to use Widgets beyond the 32 or so that appear in Available Widgets? I've read quite a bit on the subject but it is never clear on what is possible as alot of documentation seems out of date and not applying to 3.x.

    I know for self-hosted the options are limitless but this is our first WordPress-hosted.

    Thanks!

  3. @leahbarber
    The link you posted above is to a workaround.

    I've read quite a bit on the subject but it is never clear on what is possible as alot of documentation seems out of date and not applying to 3.x.

    The documentation here > http://en.support.wordpress.com is continually updated. Moreoever, the upgraded version of wordpress are deployed here first at wordpress.COm and then are released to wordpress.ORG bloggers. So if you are reading anything on the internet it's probably for wordpress.ORG installs and not for free hosted wordpress.COM blogs.

    We can use widgets from other sites, provided they do not contain iframes and/or Javascript, advertising code, affiliate marketing code, e-commerce shopping cart code. If we post those codes into blogs on this multiuser blogging plaftform at wordpress.COM they will be stripped by the software to preserve security. More detailed explanation here. > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/please-allow-iframe-and-oter-html?replies=4#post-581783

    The best way to get a clear answer about any specific widget is to post the code between code tags. Then Volunteers can examine it and tell you if it can or cannot be used and if there is or is not a workaround.

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  5. @leahbarber: See here for various widgets:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/list-of-posts/#widgets

  6. @leahbarber,
    I've read quite a bit on the subject but it is never clear on what is possible as alot of documentation seems out of date and not applying to 3.x.
    Did you refer to my tutorial here?
    If so, hang on.... Tagul's interface looks different than when I wrote the post. I will update my tutorial in a while.
    It does work just the way in my tutorial, only you have to clink the "Visualize" button in Tagul.

    The documentation here > http://en.support.wordpress.com is continually updated.
    My experience says, not always on their own. Sometimes you have to point out any anomaly if you think something isn't quite right (I helped correct the Addthis documentation). If you think something is incorrect, contact them. They'll probably listen.

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