Trouble adding a Widget from another site
Ok, I’m trying to add one of these Widgets from this ESPN site, http://espn.go.com/community/widgetcenter.html#nba , to my NBA blog.
I tried sticking the embed code it gives into a Text/HTML widget and it isn’t working.
Any suggestions? Or what am I doing wrong?
The blog I need help with is leftyslook.com.
Hi. It looks like those widgets use Flash. “Embed” tags are not allowed on WordPress.COM, however a workaround is to convert them into a Gigya shortcode as explained here:
Ok, I put this on to my blog trying to get the NBA Top story, but I keep getting the MLB Top Story, can someone help me figure out what Im doing wrong?
Here’s the code to the widget im trying to put on my site:
<object width="300" height="387" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://a.espncdn.com/community/widgets/swfs/topstory.swf"><param name="flashVars" value="sport=nba&pid=espntopstory_1292732362968379843&espn=false&share=embed"><param name="movie" value="http://a.espncdn.com/community/widgets/swfs/topstory.swf" ><param name="wmode" value="transparent"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><param name="allowNetworking" value="all"></object>
Did you take a look at the link I gave you? It says what information to use in order to convert the code you are trying to insert (which is forbidden) into a Gigya shortcode (which is allowed).
Yeah, I tried plugging it in, but must be doing something wrong.
When I plug the one I want in (NBA Top Story), it gives me the MLB Top Story. Stared at the code for about an hour now and can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong..
Okay. I think I got it sorted out for you this time. Compare the data from the original code with the new code below to see where each information fits.
[gigya src="http://a.espncdn.com/community/widgets/swfs/topstory.swf" width="300" height="387" quality="high" wmode="transparent" flashvars="sport=nba&pid=espntopstory_1292732362968379843&espn=false&share=embed"]
@sergio: You got the post wrong but the shortcode right!
I see where I was messing up at now.
Thanks for the help!
The topic ‘Trouble adding a Widget from another site’ is closed to new replies.