I would like to add a “Word of the Day” Widget…

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  • #127707

    I tried doing it with a text widget but it did not show up. Help?
    Robin

    #127872

    engtech
    Member

    You’ll need to use a pre-existing “word of the day” RSS feed and the RSS widget.

    You can’t put javascript into WordPress blogs.

    try one of these:
    http://wordsmith.org/awad/rss.html
    http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/wotd.rss
    http://www.m-w.com/word/index.xml

    #127873

    nosysnoop
    Member

    Can you post the code here. Maybe it’s javascript code which isn’t allowed on WordPress.com due to security reasons. Unless you host your own blog yourself, then you should ask at the WordPress.org forum : http://wordpress.org/support/

    #127874

    timethief
    Member

    simultaneous typing

    #127875

    timethief
    Member

    Three for one – hilarious!!! lol :D

    #127880

    The thing about the feed + widget is that the widget only displays the title. It doesn’t give the option to display the description. I wanted to do the same thing, but saw it only shows the word. I had the same problem with Quote of the Day (shows the person’s name, but not the actual quote). It’d be nice if the RSS widget had a configuration option to display the description under the link instead of being only in the tooltip for the link.

    #127883

    timethief
    Member

    These are the limitations that we must live with at wordpress.com. It’s a shared multi-user blogging platform. If you would like to make suggestions to to staff about what would be nice please use the feedback button on the top right hand corner of any admin side blog page to share your ideas with them.

    The alternative to living with the limitations pertaining to this multiuser blogging platform is to hire a web host and download free standing wordpress.org software. That way all of these doodads become available to you and the only security that can be compromised is your own. Andy has done a great job of laying out the differences between wordpress.com and wordpress.org https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=3700

    #128089

    Thank you all- I am new at this and so am still learning what the possibilities are and are not! I appreciate your help.
    Robin

    #128090

    katm
    Member

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/lookup.htm#sitecontent

    Option 2.2 is the one I use on my ESL blog (http://esladventures.wordpress.com/).

    I added the link to my blog so you can see it as it’s not linked to this user name.

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