sidebar plugin

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  • #8988

    I recently moved from another blog source to wordpress and I can not seem to find where I can add my own personal sidebar plug-ins on the sidebar of my web blog. Does wordpress offer that or am I just not seeing where I am able to do this?

    #9086

    marc
    Member

    WP.com blogs don not allow plugins to be used. Please read the pink sticky at the top of the forum page.

    #9096

    So okay , I did read that, and I guess I should have asked my question in a different way……..So I can not use Flickr, add my own recipe, nor add a photo on the sidebar of my web blog, correct?

    #9099

    drmike
    Member

    The Flickr issue has been discussed many times in the forums. Since it’s javascript based, that is currently not allowed but may be in the future. Javascript is a security issue and Matt and staff are working on a method to allow scripts.

    Not sure what you mean by recipe but you may want to look at the Text Widgets to see if that’ll work for you.

    For the photo, I’m not sure if you can add a image link into the text widget. You might want to try that. Another method would be to modify your theme but we are currently using shared themes here and modifications are not allowed.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #9100

    greenpasture
    Member

    Yes, Dr.Mike, you can add Flickr image link to text widget. Flickr even allows you a few photo sizes to choose from.

    #9101

    dashboardspy
    Member

    You can add images to text widgets that you put on the side. You can link to a photo that you have up somewhere simply by using an img tag. For a logo-type treatment, you can do what I did. I matched the background of my logo to the background color of the text widget. See it on the right side top at http://dashboardspy.wordpress.com

    #9103

    nosysnoop
    Member

    Javascript is a security issue and Matt and staff are working on a method to allow scripts.

    OMG!! Really?? Like within a year or so? I’ve looked into hosting my own site but I thought all I would have to do is pay the monthly fee and that’s it. Then they do the rest. But I found out that’s not the case. I’ve just looked into TypePad but they have a monthly limit and I’m afraid my site would be shut down due to going over the limit. But they’ll eventually will allow javascript? :)

    #9152

    planetpooks
    Member

    How do I add the code from http://statcounter.com into my sidebar? Does that work if I just put it into a text widget?

    #9154

    drmike
    Member

    Why don’t you so ahead and try it and report back to us? :)

    We’ve discussed Statcounter before but I don’t think anyone has tried it with the javascript within the text widget.

    #9165

    planetpooks
    Member

    Well, remember that I have no idea what I’m doing — and I pasted it into the text box of the text widget and it didn’t work.

    #9186

    nosysnoop
    Member

    What I did was create a whole new Link Category. Named it Site Meter. Make sure it’s set to Visible, or something. To make sure that the image shows. And then add the links Site Meter gives me. One link as the url link and the second link for the image link. It might take a couple of minutes for it to sow up.

    I also add numbers to each of my link categories because if I didn’t, then all my link catagories would show up in alphabetical order, which I don’t want.

    #9194

    planetpooks
    Member

    I’ve always used the invisible sitemeter. Does it have to be visible?

    #9195

    planetpooks
    Member

    dashboard — I’ve been trying to post an image in my sidebar and it hasn’t worked.

    Is the image code <img></img>?

    #9196

    dashboardspy
    Member

    Yes, use the img tag as you stated. In the opening img tag put the src attribute like so src=”http://dashboardspy.com/img/red.gif” with a space after the img. Insert the src attribute right before the > Be sure to put the correct link to wherever your image is. like this
    <img src=”http://dashboardspy.com/img/red.gif”></img>

    #9197

    planetpooks
    Member

    Okay, I am totally confused.

    If the URL is XXXXX — could you show me the code, using XXXXX for the URL?

    #9198

    dashboardspy
    Member

    <img src=”XXXXX”></img>

    #9199

    planetpooks
    Member

    Thank you!

    (Of course, now that I’ve done it I’m not sure I like it, but at least I know how!)

    #9496

    planetpooks
    Member

    Me again!

    Is there a way to center the image in the sidebar?

    #9497

    options
    Member

    just wander, what are you guys going to put between start and end tags?

    well, since img element has actually an empty content, end tag is forbidden (in this case really forbidden) for it. so, it should be used as <img ... />

    to center an object you’ve got to use a div element with the align attribute set to “center”: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/present/graphics.html#edef-CENTER

    PS
    oh, yes, it’s already deprecated too — it’s better to use styles to conform XHTML standards. let’s march to our own ;-)

    #9498

    planetpooks
    Member

    options — okay, to stay consistent with my previous inept attempts at questioning —

    If XXXXX is my image’s URL — what would the text widget be?

    Thanks!

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