delicious widget not working

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  • #716608

    timethief
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    You’re welcome. You custom link can be a link to your delicious profile page and that will resolve your issue.

    #716609

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    Actually delicious doesn’t work for me anymore, so I’d like to create my own startpage of links, where I can add and sort links in a reasonable manner.

    #716610

    timethief
    Member

    You can create as many pages as you wish and also include them (or exclude) them from a custom menu. Some themes (very few) have Links Page templates.

    #716611

    theneiya
    Member

    I took a different approach using the RSS widget and the feed from delicious.

    http://nottheneiya.wordpress.com/ Look for

    It works but have not deployed on our clubs production site yet neiya.org . Really want to have a specific RSS feed from my stacks but this does not seem to be supported.

    Any been there done thats with Delicious links on a WP page not just in widget area?

    J

    #716612

    theneiya
    Member

    Follow up to above. Basically I want to use Delicious to maintain my links in one place and do not want to use the ugly delicious user page nor stack page.

    #716613

    timethief
    Member

    Any been there done thats with Delicious links on a WP page not just in widget area?

    You can create a page and manually add links to it. RSS widgets and in fact all widgets on free hosted WordPress.com blogs cannot be used to autofill content into pages or posts. They can only be used in sidebar and footer areas designated for widgets.

    The reason for that is clear in you read the types of blogs allowed and not allowed page. The most commonly used tool of content thieving sploggers who scrape content from other blogs is what you describe.
    types of blogs – not allowed

    Scraper blogs: Blogs that take content from other blogs and re-publish it without permission (this is sometimes called scraping). If a blog contains stolen content, it’s gone …
    Automated blogs: Blogs that are generated by computers, including randomly generated blogs, blogs that re-publish press releases, marketing material, search engine results, link dumps or any other mass-produced content.

    #716614

    theneiya
    Member

    This is indeed unfortunate as what im asking is indeed legit and I am in full control of both sides blog and link source.

    #716615

    timethief
    Member

    There are over 25 million free hosted WordPress.com blogs so I’m glad we don’t have this ability. If we did then this blogging platform would be inundated with sploggers and spammers and would soon resemble the blogspot (Blogger) blogging platform. You can hire a web host and move your content into a self-hosted WordPress.org install and install a plugin to do this but you can’t do this on a free hosted WordPress.com blog.

    #716616

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    You can create as many pages as you wish and also include them (or exclude) them from a custom menu. Some themes (very few) have Links Page templates.

    @timethief
    If I understand this correctly, I could create a page for each subject, post links in comments to the page (and later arrange them); or perhaps there’s no easy way to post new links to a page?

    #716617

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    It would be helpful to see pages that are being used to post links, and to endeavor to emulate them.

    #716618

    timethief
    Member

    No that’s not correct.

    option A – create page and manually add links to it. The page tab will appear in the horizontal menu bar where all page tabs appear.

    option B – create a custom menu
    What’s critical is:
    (1) a clear comprehension of the differences between pages and posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/ and knowing that you cannot post to pages. Pages are static and sit outside the blog structure.

    (2) a clear comprehension of the fact that there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page. But we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page.

    We organize our posts by assigning Categories to them. When we publish a post it automatically appears on the running page for posts and also on the Categories pages and Archives pages. Note: There must be one published post in each Category in order for there to be anything to display.

    A custom menu allows you to display Categories with drop-downs to sub-categories in tabs along the horizontal navigation where normally only Pages tabs are displayed. If you wish you can also include Pages with drop-downs to sub-pages and/or custom links in your custom menu as well. You are in charge of what appears in a custom menu. You choose the order in which to display any and/or all the foregoing in your custom menu. You choose which to display and which to hide. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus

    option C – choose to use a theme that has a Links template which automatically display all links you enter into your blogroll.

    #716619

    @ johnlvs2run

    If it helps, see my Home page used as a Post Contents page @ http://bharatabharati.wordpress.com/. It has over 350 links on it listing the article content in the blog.

    On the left sidebar near the bottom of the page is a Books & Articles list of links made on a custom menu widget (which was originally on the Delicious widget).

    The custom menu widget is wonderful for making and sorting links because you can move the link up or down the list column and choose the position you want for the link. You can’t do this on a Delicious feed as the link position in the Delicious widget is the same as in the Delicious account.

    #716620

    rdmizell
    Member

    In the widget field labeled “Give the feed a title (optional),” type in a title for the widget, such as My Delicious Bookmarks.
    This worked for me at http://robinmizell.wordpress.com:

    Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets.

    Select an RSS widget (subtitled “Entries from any RSS or Atom feed”) and drag it to the Sidebar box on the right of the screen to activate it.

    Click on the drop-down arrow on the RSS widget to expand it.

    In the widget field labeled “Enter the RSS feed URL here,” insert http://www.delicious.com/v2/rss/________ (but fill in the ________ with your unique Delicious identity, which you’ll see after the final forward slash in your Delicious profile’s URL). The URL for your Delicious RSS feed will not work. Make sure you use this exact formulation, beginning with http://.

    Select the number of items from your Delicious feed you would like to display with the widget.

    Leave the remaining three items unchecked, unless you want to configure them to suit you.

    Click on the Save button.

    Collapse the widget.

    Your Delicious feed should now appear in the sidebar of your WordPress blog where you’ve positioned the RSS widget. However, please note that your Delicious RSS feed itself does not update instantaneously when you save something new on Delicious. There is a delay of around 20 minutes, I believe.

    #716621

    rdmizell
    Member

    OK, let’s try that again. I don’t know why the above post is out of order. Sorry.

    This worked for me at http://robinmizell.wordpress.com:

    Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets.

    Select an RSS widget (subtitled “Entries from any RSS or Atom feed”) and drag it to the Sidebar box on the right of the screen to activate it.

    Click on the drop-down arrow on the RSS widget to expand it.

    In the widget field labeled “Enter the RSS feed URL here,” insert http://www.delicious.com/v2/rss/________ (but fill in the ________ with your unique Delicious identity, which you’ll see after the final forward slash in your Delicious profile’s URL). The URL for your Delicious RSS feed will not work. Make sure you use this exact formulation, beginning with http://.

    In the widget field labeled “Give the feed a title (optional),” type in a title for the widget, such as My Delicious Bookmarks.

    Select the number of items from your Delicious feed you would like to display with the widget.

    Leave the remaining three items unchecked, unless you want to configure them to suit you.

    Click on the Save button.

    Collapse the widget.

    Your Delicious feed should now appear in the sidebar of your WordPress blog where you’ve positioned the RSS widget. However, please note that your Delicious RSS feed itself does not update instantaneously when you save something new on Delicious. There is a delay of around 20 minutes, I believe.

    #716622

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    @ timethief, bharatabharati, rdmizell,

    Thank you very much for your helpful comments.

    #716623

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    How can I change or reverse the order of the link groups (categories), for example put the running group first in the right hand column;
    http://johnlvs2run.wordpress.com/

    How can I make the target “_blank — new window or tab” as default, instead of having to change this for each link;

    How do you sort links into specific groups when imported, or do you import them into one group, then move them to other groups one by one?

    #716624

    airodyssey
    Member

    @johnlvs2run: May I suggest you create separate topics for your non-Delicious questions please? To create a new topic: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/?new=1

    #716625

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    I found the answer to reversing or changing the order, by adding more link widgets and giving an individual Delicious group (category) name to each one.

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