Trouble adding a Widget from another site

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  • #547621

    bpcurry89
    Member

    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?

    Thanks

    The blog I need help with is leftyslook.com.

    #547783

    airodyssey
    Member

    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:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/07/03/gigya-shortcode-1-videos/

    #547812

    bpcurry89
    Member

    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>

    #547813

    airodyssey
    Member

    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).

    #547815

    bpcurry89
    Member

    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..

    #547816

    airodyssey
    Member

    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"]

    #547818

    Instructions here:

    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/gigya-shortcode-3-widgets/

    @sergio: You got the post wrong but the shortcode right!

    #547821

    airodyssey
    Member

    @panos: Thank you for pointing me to the right post.

    @leftybc21: Sorry for the confusion!

    #547822

    bpcurry89
    Member

    Awesome!

    I see where I was messing up at now.

    Thanks for the help!

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