Can you add a custom widget, if so how?

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  • #1297708

    I have a free WordPress.com blog. I would like to know if I this allows me to add a GoFundMe widget to my site. If so, how?

    Here is the code in case it is needed to answer my questions.

    <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="258" height="338" title="Click Here to donate!" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="movie" value="//funds.gofundme.com/Widgetflex.swf" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="flashvars" value="page=35xud4&template=1" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><embed allowScriptAccess="always" src="//funds.gofundme.com/Widgetflex.swf" quality="high" flashVars="page=35xud4&template=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="258" height="338"></embed></object>

    The blog I need help with is trixterphillips.wordpress.com.

    #1297820

    justpi
    Member

    You turn it to this:
    [gigya allowScriptAccess="always" src="http://funds.gofundme.com/Widgetflex.swf" quality="high" flashVars="page=35xud4&template=1" wmode="transparent" width="258" height="338" ]

    #1297845

    Thank you, I certainly do appreciate the assistance.

    One thing though, it adds a scroll bar to the widget even though the widget fits within the define page parameters. I changed the height above and below the 338 parameter but it still shows a vertical scroll. Is there any way to remove this via code, if so how?

    Also, is there a resource you can direct me to that shows how to code widgets and other features for WordPress.com?

    Again, thank you for your assistance.

    #1297846

    justpi
    Member

    You’re welcome.

    The scrollbar is a browser issue: in the browsers I use (Firefox and Safari, on a Mac) there’s no scrollbar.

    General wp.com resource is the Support site:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/
    The gigya trick is practically my own invention, and it isn’t officially supported. Recourse:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/gigya-shortcode-3-widgets/
    For normal coding in Text widgets see my relevant post:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/04/01/codes-useful-for-text-widgets/
    as well as my posts on formatting text etc.

    #1297847

    It is a browser issue, yet another time IE disappoints.

    Thank you for the links, they will come in most handy as I get back into coding webpages. I went ahead and followed your blog as well.

    Again, thank you for the assistance, it is most helpful.

    #1297863

    Aye, for some reason IE never seems to get along with WP. Glad your issue has been resolved though :)

    #1297865

    Honestly, the only reason I keep IE around is it’s compatibility with the linked notes feature found in OneNote. Thank you, as am I thanks to JustPi’s assistance.

    #1297945

    cathylains
    Member

    I have the same problem… Can you help me use my gofundme widget too? I am very confused by why it doesn’t work.

    <object classid=”clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000″ width=”258″ height=”338″ title=”Click Here to donate!” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash”><param name=”movie” value=”//funds.gofundme.com/Widgetflex.swf” /><param name=”quality” value=”high” /><param name=”flashvars” value=”page=Sponsoring-Edward&template=12″ /><param name=”wmode” value=”transparent” /><embed allowScriptAccess=”always” src=”//funds.gofundme.com/Widgetflex.swf” quality=”high” flashVars=”page=Sponsoring-Edward&template=12″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”transparent” width=”258″ height=”338″></embed></object>

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