Stuff that occurs to me

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Think of this blog as a sort of nursery for my half-baked ideas hence 'stuff that occurs to me'.

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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Testing the Twitpic widget...

Instructions below, in the comments. The widget can be seen at the bottom of every page on this blog. (I did have the widget here, but then in writing this bit I deleted it, oops).


  1. Hi Jo,

    Interesting stuff.

    Can you tell me where you got the code for your twitpic widget? It would be most appreciated.

    Thanks, Thomas.

  2. Hi Thomas

    Thanks :) I got the code from Twitpic itself, and pasted it into a generic widget available in Blogger.

    Go here to design the look of your widget and collect the relevant code

    It's just html, so pasting it into a new blog post and publishing means it will 'run' as the widget when the page loads and that's how I did it first.

    To insert it properly into the blog background (so that it will appear on every page, rather than in just one post) you'd need to find a generic widget on Blogger, or your blog hoster, and paste in the code there.

    My instructions are for Blogger obviously - choose Design > Add a Gadget > In the Basics tab it's the fourth one, called HTML/JavaScript "Add third-party functionality or other code to your blog" - paste in your code text - do not give it a title, leave that bit blank, press OK and save and it should be on screen.

    Hope it works,

  3. Thanks Jo that answered my question and worked.


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