Twitter and other Web 2.0 widgest

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  • #242518

    staboo
    Member

    Considering the popularity of Twitter and how many people use it (everyone I know, pretty much), I really can’t believe that WordPress has not yet created a widget for it. I’m sure a lot of WP users feel similarly. Does WP even intend to ever create one?

    In my opinion, WP is already light years behind the Web 2.0 trajectory in terms of the extremely limited selection of sidebar widgets that it offers. It’s frustrating, because I am pretty active 2.0-wise. For example, I have accounts with GoodReads, Last.FM, Twitter, Utterz, Facebook, YouTube and on and on — all of which offer widgets that can’t be used on WP domain blogs. What’s up with that?

    I’m currently starting to use Blogger because it is WAY more widget-friendly. In fact, options are virtually limitless. And you don’t have to pay to customize your CSS.

    Don’t get me wrong, there are some real positives to WordPress. For instance, the last major upgrade was really neat, I think.

    Anyway, those are my thoughts. Just some feedback from a WP user.

    #242655

    staboo
    Member

    Ugh, misspelled “widgets” in the subject line. :)

    #242656

    teck07
    Member

    you can add your twitter feed to you’re sidebar
    just to let you know… :)

    #242658

    staboo
    Member

    Yep, already have. Thanks!

    #242666

    I am trying to learn more about web 2.0 and what it means to market my website. Is web 2.0 synonymous to particular business or what my site http://www.freecashisreal.com work with the web 2.0

    Atarah The Magiccashlady

    #242667

    deltafoxtrot
    Member

    In one line: Web2.0 are all easy to use services/apps that you can work with through your browser.

    #242710

    raincoaster
    Member

    There are only 35,000 people on Twitter according to Valleywag. Mind you, several of them are WP.com staff. So time will tell.

    #242910

    staboo
    Member

    Whenever WordPress wakes up and stops trying to be an island unto itself, I guess.

    #243126

    kopper65
    Member

    I, too, have my Twitter feed embedded in an RSS feed widget in my sidebar, but I would prefer it if WordPress offered a widget for it for those of us (and there seem to be many, judging by all of the topics on it here) that want it. Basically, I post to my blog when I can, but it’s faster and easier to post quick updates to Twitter. I would simply like these updates appear on my WordPress.com blog instantly and in a widget that is visually appealing rather than the way it appears now (with the entire tweets appearing as hot links). Just my two cents!

    #243156

    adriennelane
    Member

    I agree whole heartedly.

    #243169

    Hear, hear. The way it appears is stupid.

    #243170

    paulustanny
    Member

    I agree with you. I’m still trying to get the rss widget to work. aaah!
    any ideas.

    #243171

    paulustanny
    Member

    WordPress Rocks! But We Need More Widgets and Apps!

    #243172

    hamptonm
    Member

    Does WordPress have plans to add a Digsby widget?

    #243173

    tropicat
    Member

    1 comment and 1 question…

    I have just registered with Entercard, but cannot place their widget on my blog because it has java script. WordPress should allow java, but I also believe that Entercard should create a widget that does not use java…

    My question is… how do I find out what version of WordPress I am using?

    #243174

    raincoaster
    Member

    Your URL has “wordpress.com” in it. That pretty much sums it up. But you can also read the sticky thread at the top of the forum on the differences.

    #243175

    tropicat
    Member

    I read out there that for wordpress.com there is wordpress 2.0 then 2.1 and now 2.2

    Which one am I on?

    #243176

    tropicat
    Member

    I read out there that for wordpress.com there is wordpress 2.0 then 2.1 and now 2.2

    How do I find out which one I am on?

    #243177

    tropicat
    Member

    Sorry about the double posting… after hitting ‘send post’ I clicked stop and back to fix a typo…

    #243179

    psomadakis
    Member

    The Twitter RSS sidebar looks like complete shit. It’s not even worth using it. I would wait until WP (finally) gets a widget.

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