delicious widget not working

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  • #716274

    elianigris
    Member

    since delicious made changes to its website my widget is not working anymore. it it only showing the link to my delicious page, but it’s not showing the links in my blog as it used to. How can i solve this problem? Should i just give the delicious team sometime and they’ll just fix it automatically? i take this is not only a problem i am having since other blogs that used to have the widget do not show links anymore.

    Thanks in advace

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

    #716418

    timethief
    Member

    Will you please post an active link starting with http:// to the blog in question?

    #716487

    elianigris
    Member
    #716491

    timethief
    Member

    Are you referring to the RSS widget provided by WordPress.com here > Appearance > Widgets? If so then it cannot operate unless or until Delicious which has now changed hands provides a fully operational feed URL for you to place into the widget. See their support pages please. http://deliciousengineering.blogspot.com/

    #716514

    rdmizell
    Member

    There is a Delicious widget offered by WordPress.com. It’s not working at present, although the Delicious engineers state they have fixed the bug on their end.

    My blog also uses the Delicious widget, but it’s not functioning properly.

    #716515

    timethief
    Member

    @rdmizell
    Thank you so much for sharing that information.

    #716574

    elianigris
    Member

    Thanks for the answers, i guess we should just wait and see what happens.

    #716575

    ex360
    Member

    I’m another one hoping for a solution :)

    #716588

    Same problem here with the Delicious widget: no feed reaching WP blogs. I have informed both WP Support and Delicious Support. But there is no response.

    #716590

    rasmus13
    Member

    Thank you for the update – was getting kinda of cranky trying to get mine going

    #716596

    archizoo
    Member

    Same problem.

    #716597

    archizoo
    Member

    This looks like it works:
    Use an RSS widget and insert this as the feed url: http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/rss/yourdeliciousname

    #716598

    The greater problem is that WP engineers have so far refused to help with the Delicious widget problem. Apparently they cannot come to an arrangement with Delicious engineers on the feed to the designated widget and it is the users who are suffering. The Delicious widget will probably be removed completely at one point.

    Archizoo, your RSS feed will work but not for those of us who have our Delicious account connected to more than one WP account. The advantage of the Delicious widget was that the links saved on a Delicious account could be sorted between the various different WP accounts.

    It is not fair at all to WP user members to keep them in the dark about the non-functioning of the Delicious widget.

    #716599

    A WP engineer has just informed me that, “The Delicious widget is currently broken due to some changes in the URL structure on Delicious’ end. We’re aware of this and are working on finding a fix for it. Thanks for the patience and sorry for the delay.”

    Thank you WP for finally informing us about the nature of the problem. We look forward to the fixing of the widget.

    #716602

    theneiya
    Member

    Good to know that im not crazy. Was just setting up my Delicious widget today and was testing. Could not figure out what was going on as the RSS widget was working.

    My question is, other than filtering by tag, do I even need the Delicious specific widget?

    Not the best formatting but regular RSS could work.

    Test site nottheneiya.wordpress.com

    #716603

    The Delicious widget is not going to be fixed very soon if at all. WordPress and Delicious are blaming each other for not doing the needful. Users should forget the Delicious widget and make custom menus for their links instead instead.

    #716604

    ejajufri
    Member

    Yeah, I have a same problem…

    #716605

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    <quote>Users should forget the Delicious widget and make custom menus for their links instead instead.</quote>

    @bharatabharati, do you have an example of making custom menus for links?

    #716606

    timethief
    Member

    @johnlvs2run
    You can create a custom menu and include custom links in it. Here’s a link to a custom menu walk-through in case you need it.

    #716607

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    @timethief
    Thank you very much. : )

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