Counter widget question

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  • #676944

    rkeefe57
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    I’m looking for a counter widget similar to the “national debt counter” widgets you see that show how much debt accrues every second.

    The catch is I want to track “profit” not “debt. For instance, Corporation XYZ made a billion dollars in profit last year. I’m looking for a counter where I can show how much they are earning each second, as well as the running total for the fiscal year.

    Ultimately, I’d like to be able to show something like, “In the time you have been reading this blog, Corporation XYZ has earned $3,256,343 dollars…”

    I’m not looking for a hit or visitor counter, I just want a generic counter where I can set the dates and amounts and let it run in a blog page, (though if it could be made part of the Header that would be very cool…)

    Any thoughts?

    The blog I need help with is rkeefe57.wordpress.com.

    #677135

    timethief
    Member

    Please post an active link starting with http:// to the blog in question so we can help you. If you are referring to a free blog from and being free hosted by WordPress.COM then there is no way you can install a dynamic widget of any kinds into the header of your free hosted blog. Widgets can ONLY be placed in sidebars on free hosted blogs and there are some restricted codes. http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/
    Once you post the URL for the blog in question, if it is a free hosted WordPress.COM blog we may be able to provide a workaround to achieve what you want, but not in the header.

    If you are referring to a self-hosted WordPress.ORG install then you are posting to the wrong support forum and ought to be posting to http://wordpress.ORG/support/ WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org: The Differences > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #677431

    dustfink
    Member

    I am looking for the same thing… I am looking to create a counter/ticker that will increase by a unit of 0.12 per second… Ultimately that should be 3.8M in 365 days…

    NOT THIS CRAZY… http://www.usdebtclock.org/ but i just want to have a count up/second with…

    #677432

    kellywpa
    Member

    Here is a link to an article by Panos on how to convert some of the code so you can use it in text widgets. He has a list of some of the widget sites so you should be able to find what you are looking for. I Googled US debt clock widget and one of the ones that came up (Widgetbox) is listed in his article.

    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/gigya-shortcode-3-widgets/

    #677433

    timethief
    Member

    If you can locate a Flash widget then following the instruction in the post kellwypa linked to will result in translating the code into a gigya shortcode that can be used on your blog. :)

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