widget not working

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  • #809770

    suitablefish
    Member

    I’m trying to put a ‘currently reading’ widget on my site from goodreads. the widget is the Grid Widget. When I copy/paste the HTML into a ‘text’ box what shows on my blog is either the HTML text itself, or that plus book covers in improper sequence.

    this is the goodreads link to widgets: http://www.goodreads.com/user/edit?format=html&tab=widgets

    Have any ideas?

    thank you

    The blog I need help with is tostir.wordpress.com.

    #809889

    suitablefish
    Member

    this is for my blog STIR http://www.tostir.wordpress.com

    #809894

    timethief
    Member

    The instructions for posting the only Goodreads widget that we can post on a free hosted WordPress.com blog are here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/goodreads-widget/

    #810099

    suitablefish
    Member

    Thank you. I’ve got the widget up. Yesterday the book covers showed, but today it’s blank. I’ve played around but can’t seem to figure out why. I re-entered the Id# from goodreads. That didn’t work. . .

    http://www.tostir.wordpress.com

    #810102

    azscvgs
    Member

    Mine isn’t working either. Area looks blank, mousing over causes blank covers to appear, clicking on blank cover opens Goodreads window. My blog is hosted at WordPress.com
    http://scvgs.org
    but I’ve turned off the widget until I get it working. I still need to check other browsers & another computer.

    #810103

    airodyssey
    Member

    @azscvgs: Did you remove the widget? We can’t help you or find the problem if you remove it. Please put it back.

    #810109

    azscvgs
    Member

    @airodyssey: I’m helpfully reporting that mine behaves the same as the one reported in the previous post. That one is still there. I don’t have more time now to help you further.

    #810122

    islesky
    Member

    Hi there did this get figured out? Because mine isn’t working either – worked yesterday – but now there are no images/covers for the books.
    http://breakfastwiththegods.wordpress.com/

    thanks for your help!

    #810128

    airodyssey
    Member

    @isleskye: I’m starting to think this is a problem on GoodReads’ end (as the widget is hosted directly on their servers), but I tagged this thread so that staff takes a look, in case it’s a problem on WordPress.com’s end.

    #810130

    This could well be an issue on goodreads end. It isn’t necessarily on this end that there is a problem.

    #810138

    macmanx
    Staff

    Yeah, this is definitely an issue on GoodReads’ end. I can’t find anything that would cause it here.

    #810147

    azscvgs
    Member

    The problem is not browser-specific: it happens with IE, Firefox, and Chrome.

    Saying this is an issue on GoodReads’ end does not do enough to guide the WordPress user. WordPress offers the GoodReads widget. WordPress users should disable the widget, or complain to GoodReads, or what? (WordPress has no responsibility for whether the widgets it offers works?)

    #810149

    mkatch
    Member

    Yeah, I thought it would be a really cool thing to have, but this no covers deal is just frustrating.

    #810151

    auxclass
    Member

    You should complain at Goodreads since it looks like many blogs here have the same issue and WordPress.COM does not seem to have made any changes – I have seen several times where third party things stopped working for a while because the third party was changing things or their systems were down for maintenance – but the first thing is to determine where the changes were made – asking Goodreads what happened would be a good first step.

    #810160

    timethief
    Member

    Goodreads Help Topics > http://www.goodreads.com/help
    Goodreads support > http://www.goodreads.com/about/contact_us

    #810204

    islesky
    Member

    @airodyssey thanks! I’ll be messaging them for sure

    #810205

    islesky
    Member

    hey all – this problem is addressed on the Goodreads blog. Looks like they are on it.
    http://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/338-goodreads-transitions-to-new-data-sources

    #810209

    timethief
    Member

    @isleskye
    Thanks for updating us. It’s appreciated.

    #810215

    symblicity
    Member

    Having same problem

    #810216

    timethief
    Member

    @symblicity
    Have your reported your issue to Goodreads Staff? That’s where the problem is. It’s not at this end.

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