How do I add a widget?

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  • #22322

    frymaster
    Member

    I want to try a stats counter via a widget, but I don’t know how to add one.

    Thanks.

    #22702

    drmike
    Member

    Go to Dashboard -> Presentation -> Sidebar Widgets. Click and hold on teh widget you want to use and slide it over from your Available Widgets Pool to the Sidebar you want it on. Release your mourse button once it gets there. Arrange the widget how you want them and clikc on Save Changes when you are done. Do note though that if you use one widget, it does replace your sidebar so remember to use all of the widgets that you want to.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #22846

    hkalant
    Member

    Hi!
    I’m a new blogger here and I would like to ask:
    Can I install other sidebar widgets [except from the intalled]?
    If I can, how?

    Thanx a lot!

    #22847

    drmike
    Member

    Afraid not. Like the FAQ on plugins, that would be a security risk as this is a shared enviroment.

    #22849

    titatintin
    Member

    Greetings.

    Hum, i tried checking Dashboard -> Presentation -> Sidebar Widgets
    but there is no sidebar widgets, only Themes.

    Do help!
    TQ.

    #22850

    drmike
    Member

    The version of Girl in Green that is used here doesn’t support widgets.

    Which is strange because I could have sworn we modified this one months ago over on the WPMU support forums to work with widgets.

    Send in a feedback asking for widget support for this theme and point them to this thread. I still have that zip somewhere in case they want to look at it.

    #22851

    titatintin
    Member

    thanks a lot drmike,
    but i decided to change the theme.
    it was too green-ish for me anyways.
    THANKS A LOT. =]

    #22852

    drmike
    Member

    I used it on my Pimp My Blog blog. :)

    #22853

    ramblingmoo
    Member

    Hi,

    I’m new here and I’m having trouble linking my icons/buttons.
    How do I link my Gmailme button so people can send a mail to my mailbox???

    #22854

    timethief
    Member

    Provided your gmail button is not javascript (see the FAQs) you can place it inside a text widget and place it in your sidebar.

    #22855

    drmike
    Member

    R., I know you’re new but please try to provide a link to anythign off site that gets discussed around here or provide teh code you’re trying to add in. These forums are a teaching tool and, like TT suggests, if we don’t know what you’re talking about, we have to guess as to an answer.

    It’s just regular HTML code in the sidebars. Stuff like javascripts get stripped out though for security reasons.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #22862

    endoking
    Member

    I cant show emblem for technorati…I tried putting the link to the blogroll and to the sidebar widget but the emblem does not appear. I tried going to the FAQ but does not help either. Any step by step advise please for a new blogger who wants to explore!

    #22863

    timethief
    Member

    What do you mean by the emblem from technorati? I ask you because we can not use javascript buttons and embeds here. Would you please read these
    http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=467&replies=2#post-2222
    http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=251&replies=6#post-1116

    #22864

    drmike
    Member

    The emblem for technorati is a Javascript and user inputed javascripts are removed for security concerns. If they were allowed, it would be child’s play to cause havoc around here.

    #22865

    outburn
    Member

    Hmm, I was reading the “other” FAQ and saw this little hint :

    “You must change that line of code to this:
    < a href=”http://technorati.com/claim/ma8a367b4v”>Technorati<br / >
    The number/letter sequence is what you need.

    You do not have to have the word ‘Technorati’ there, you could use an image.
    That can go into a text widget or your Blogroll.”

    See http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/07/22/how-do-i-embed-technorati-code/ for the whole entry.

    #22884

    Does the theme Dusk not support widgets, either? I try to drag and drop, but the widgets do not “stick” where I put them. They simply slide back to their original place, with the sidebar box still encouraging me to edit it if I don’t want the default.

    #22885

    drmike
    Member

    Amanda, that’s a different issue. If you have the widgets under that theme, then they should work. If the theme wasn’t “widgetizied”, then that page wouldn’t be there for you.

    What browser and browser version are you using?

    There’s a trick that you can try. When you pick up the widget and go to drop it, you can tell if the software has “paid attention” to the move if the other widget move to make room for it.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #22921

    If I want to add the widget from this site http://www.librarything.com/quickstart.php to my sidebar, how do I do it?
    Thanks

    #22922

    andrew
    Member

    The LibraryThing widget uses javascript, which isn’t allowed here at WordPress.com. So you can’t use it to your sidebar, or anywhere else on your blog here.

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