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Sugestion about Last.fm widget

  1. @efiel
    Please send you new feature request in to staff during weekdays and during support hours using this link. http://wordpress.com/contact-support/
    When making your request please include a link to the widget you are requesting as well as your reasons for requesting it.

  2. Well, whoever says you can't add Last.fm because of Java, or HTML, or any other widget is just not knowing what he or she is talking about, and it does not matter if it is a blogger or the owner of the damn WordPress. I have been developing websites for 10 years, and if the staff here is not competent enough to allow java AND still protect THEIR butt, well guess what it is not my business.

    Do like me, got to Blogger. I spent 1 hour figuring out everything I can't do here, and it took me 1 minute to add Last.fm widget with all the java it contains on Blogger.

    Bottom line, the problem is not Last.fm, it is not you, it is not me, it is not java, it is WordPress!

  3. It's not wordpress so stop wining as a small child. The problem are lamers that do everything they can to exploit some hidden vulnerability . I hate blogger for the 125135531535 spam blogs and idiotic myspace like layouts.

  4. repost: I actually sent a feedback to last.fm forum about this widget, so far no answer yet. I'm hoping it will be added as well.

    On the contrary, I think http://www.myflashfetish.com/ also has a nice widget, I'm using it but I only put a direct link to the player. Try it.

  5. I've wished for this for a while, but recently discovered the rss feeds on lastfm as an alternative. It works for me... jamesobrien.id.au

  6. @jamesobrien
    Thanks for posting this. :)

  7. Some people are using the last.fm style chart instead of rss feeds, it's widgetized-looking feeds anyways. Not bad tho.

  8. That's what I use on my blog.

    I've sent several feedbacks requesting a last.fm widget without acknoledgement or response.

    The dedicated lack of communication here is puzzling, but given the prolonged and intense silence on this issue it looks like a resolute policy decision to support last.fm widgets on wp.org but not wp.com

    In the meantime, projectplaylist.com do playlist displays. They're not dynamically updated, but they look better than last.fm's and they will play individual songs directly.

    You can see an example here:

    http://thepriceoflove.net/story/soundtrack/

    That example of mine is posted on a blog page. I haven't tried shrinking it to fit a sidebar, at least not yet.

    Maybe I'm still faintly hoping that wp.com aren't really quite as deaf on this request as they currently seem determined to appear, and are busy fixing it right now ... or even tomorrow (lol).

  9. I've sent several feedbacks requesting a last.fm widget without acknoledgement or response.

    WordPress.com only has one support guy, who has to field everything coming in from the support tab, the 'report this blog' tabs, the contact form, the support email address, and quite frequently people being forwarded from these forums. That's technical glitches, splogs, ToS violations, and user-generated drama. I very much doubt he even knows what the status is on a last.fm widget.

    Basically, they don't have the time to pay attention to widget or theme requests. As for .org support, that's third-party and nothing to do with Automattic. The same goes for widgets as for themes; if you really want it, you're going to have to switch to .org.

  10. @wank
    Mark does a fabulous job, I agree.

    The thread above contains seven instances where people have been told, more or less, 'please send a feedback, and your request will be noted.' There are other last.fm threads which say exactly the same thing and that's a little optimistic.

    A fairer response might be:

    'Thanks for the idea, which a fair few other people have suggested. Unfortunately, it's not possible right now, and unlikely to reach our radar any time soon since we're way too busy.'

    'In the meantime, there are some reasonable alternatives listed in this thread.'

  11. Automattic's CEO is now saying that last.fm needs to code up a widget for use with wordpress.com before they can even consider adding one. So apparently you need to be nagging last.fm about this rather than sending feedbacks here.

  12. "I've sent several feedbacks requesting a last.fm widget without acknoledgement or response."

    "Basically, they don't have the time to pay attention to widget or theme requests"

    I apologise. I actually do quite some more than listed by wank and it keeps me extremely busy.
    I used to reply to every request email and now I don't. I do try to get to most.
    Some things are reasonable - last.fm - others not so. I had an email telling me that 1 million iphones had been sold and why wasn't this domain geared up for it.

    Theme requests get read. It's absolutely true to say that many of them have a BBH too. (Big Blue Header to those that don't follow these things).

    One important thing to remember though is that not everyone who asks comes from the forum and not everyone in the forum asks. So while this thread is a good one for last.fm it might not balance so well with requests that otherwise come in direct to support. (Which is not saying anything about last.fm, I'm just trying to illustrate a point).

    Do send them in and I apologise in advance if I do not always reply (but you'd also get fed up - "I keep sending them in and all I get is the same 'we'll look at it' reply so I bet no-one reads it.") so I could be on a lose-lose here :)

  13. last.fm support would be indeed great.

  14. The ability to publish Last.fm charts on wordpress.com blogs would be great.

  15. @cyberpunk and @ksavo
    Did you send in your requests to support?

  16. I'm wondering if everyone posting to this thread has actually read what Toni of Auomattic has said on wank's blog. WordPress.com expects us bloggers to lobby lastfm into making a widget that is compatible with wordpress.com software. I would like one that displays playlists.

  17. I saw that rather optimistic reply, Timethief, and several users have done exactly that. But the fact is that I can't imagine that it applies here.

    The thing is that the widgets we've all requested for WordPress already exist and they've been working for 6 months or so already on wp.org blogs.

    I can only suspect, as others have suggested, that there must be an exclusivity clause somewhere in the sonorific deal. I can't think of any other explanation, since the silence here has been absolutely deafening. That's a little frustrating, but no worries.

    Because in the meantime and until that sonorific deal runs out (which it surely must do, since sonorific is very limited) we have the lesser, old style, last fm sidebar tool and projectplaylist.com as alternatives, if we don't want to go self-hosted.

    They're not perfect, but they work, at least.

  18. I'm aware that the widgets are available because I have a wp install as well. And I agree this is probably a case of an exclusive deal with sonific. The maddening part of this all is the run around we have all got on this issue. If the answer is "no, there will be no lastfm widgets at wordpress.com" then IMHO then someone on staff should have the guts to just say so.

  19. I would really appreciate if Last.fm would put together a special widget for WordPress, but I understand it may not happen for quite a while. Ah well.

  20. Me too. I also would wish for the WordPress.com Team to port Last.fm widgets because they are tremendously awesome. People going to your blogs would knew and have a glimpse of who you are based on the songs / music you listen to. And I believe it is an essential part. I am thanking in advance the WordPress.com staffs and team if ever they include Last.fm widget. \a/

  21. hawkw and andotyjazz
    - i take it that you read what staff had to say here in this thread http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=11417&page=2#post-125759
    and then you acted on it by letting them know

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