Shelfari book widget

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  • #124373

    Can anyone tell me how to add the Shelfari book widget to my sidebar?

    #124498

    timethief
    Member

    Until we can see the code it uses we cannot give a “yes” or “no” answer. So can you provide a link to the widget?

    #124499

    trent
    Member

    My understanding it is a widget generated with flash and would not make it past the security filters here at wordpress.com, so I don’t think it can be done.

    Trent

    #124500

    weirdscience
    Member

    What is this widget? I saw the word ‘book’ and got excited. :p

    #124501

    trent
    Member

    It is a widget to show books in your sidebar with photos and such, but is generated with flash. Their site makes no mention of one for wordpress.com blogs or simple HTML, but maybe if you request it from them, they might even think about it.

    Trent

    #124511

    weirdscience
    Member

    ooOoooh. -excites- It would be ace to have something like that because right now, I just have a simple page for book reviews.

    #124512

    Yes, it does use Flash. Here the code I was given <div id=”shelfariFlashcontent”>This plugin requires Adobe Flash 9.</div><script src=”http://sws.shelfari.com/flash=shelf.swf,username=astevens,width=325,height=465,shelftype=user,booksize=large,alpha=0,bgcolor=FFFFFF/flashwidget.js” type=”text/javascript” language=”javascript”></script>

    #124513

    timethief
    Member

    @ weirdscience
    There is also a “librarything” widget that has been requested https://en.forums.wordpress.com/search.php?q=librarything

    Both are javascript and/or flash and that’s why we can’t use them at this time.

    #124514

    This is another option for the code <embed width=”325″ height=”465″ src=”http://sws.shelfari.com/shelf.swf” wmode=”transparent”FlashVars=”UserName=astevens

    #124515

    trent
    Member

    I am afraid that ’embeds’ are also stripped out. Afraid not….

    Trent

    #124516

    raincoaster
    Member

    All Flash and embeds are stripped out here at WordPress.com for security reasons. Because we share the guts of our blogs, a vulnerability introduced by one blogger would effect all people using the same template. That’s a big risk, so staff has to tighten things up and that’s why we can’t have these files, which are risky.

    If they have an HTML only version of the widget, we could use that. You might email them and request it, because then all WP.com blogs could use it.

    #124916

    aprilredmon
    Member

    I would LOVE a Shelfari widget!!!

    #124917

    raincoaster
    Member

    Tell it to staff. The forums are not the best way to communicate with them.

    #124918

    I would love one of these too.

    #124924

    skotnicki
    Member

    I sent a request to Shelfari for an HTML only version of the widget on their feedback page, so hopefully that will get us somewhere.

    #124926

    weeza
    Member

    I too would LOVE this….I’ll have to write them as well

    #124927

    raincoaster
    Member

    Tell it to staff. The forums are not the best way to communicate with them.

    #124928

    weeza
    Member

    I am brand new today, my apologies. I’ll ask the staff

    #124929

    ellaella
    Member

    With librarything it’s quite easy to put their button in a widget that links to your collection, so anyone clicking on the button can see it. I have it in my sidebar and I think the code at the site.

    #124962

    jhcckkm
    Member

    I would like to throw my name into the “want a widget for shelfari” hat. Hope to see one soon.

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