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Problems with the widget

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1realsupergirl
Apr 30, 2007, 1:58pm

Anyone else having problems getting Livejournal to accept the HTML for the Library Thing widget? It just doesn't show up in my LJ profile when I add it, although when I go to Edit Profile Info it is in fact there.

2realsupergirl
Apr 30, 2007, 2:04pm

Update: I did go back and read the previous post about this, after I posted it, but I can't find the link for the non-java version of the LT widget. Can someone point me there?

3kawika
Apr 30, 2007, 3:10pm

{a href="http://www.librarything.com/catalog/kawika"} {img src="http://www.librarything.com/gwidget/widget.php? view=kawika&type=random&num=5&top=Random books from my LibraryThing:&hbold=1&bc=E0FFFF&font=Arial"}{/a}

change the brackets to the normal > and

4realsupergirl
Apr 30, 2007, 10:42pm

Nice! Thanks, that works well!

5glanecia
May 20, 2007, 1:26pm

That code worked for me, on freewebs, but it did not work on myspace. I've yet to try it on my livejournal.

Any idea why it doesn't work on myspace?

6kawika
May 20, 2007, 3:07pm

I'm not technically proficient enough to know why myspace operates differently than LJ. All I know that both restrict the use of javascript (I think) and I haven't yet heard what the difference is between the two sites. I also haven't heard of a fix for myspace yet.

7sheherazahde
May 20, 2007, 10:31pm

I gave up on the Widget and just put a link to my LT profile in my LJ links

8kawika
May 20, 2007, 10:41pm

the widget, as above, works fine for LJ. The only thing it won't do that the regular widget does is provide a link to each individual book that gets listed.

9JustAGirl
May 21, 2007, 5:08pm

Thanks a mil kawika, I've just put that on my LJ and it works fine. :o)

10parelle
Edited: May 23, 2007, 2:54pm

There are some tutorials on LT widget from LJ community - these are for S2 sidebar layouts.
- one tutorial by gir1fromipanema
- my instructions about adding it to Smooth Sailing

edit: the links weren't working right.