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I'm just about to test the LJ blog widget. We're still missing a configuration page and color selection, but I've got a nice testable item available. Take a look at my profile for an example of how it's coming along.
PS - This will work anywhere you can put an <img src=""...> tag
4> I'm working on the Unicode issue -- it's actually about the font, and I have yet to find a Unicode font that plays nice with libttf in PHP. I won't stop until I find something, however!
this link should work
edited to reduce the number of titles displayed
This will show 5 random books from my library, and link back to my profile. Here is the example in action:
I don't actually know, Tim gave me the password to his LJ, but I kind of forgot where I put it :( I will try to find said password, or maybe someone reading this knows where to put it. Someone posted some instructions in the blog as a reply to the entry.
Please let me know how you make out!
You will need to check with the documentation of your blog provider to find out where you can put this kind of thing. For example, on Wordpress - you log into the control panel for your blog, go through "Presentation" - "Theme Editor" and click on the "Sidebar" link if you wanted to put the widget in the sidebar of your blog - you'd put the code in there.
You will probably need a moderate knowledge of HTML and/or CSS before fiddling with the stylesheets/layout for your blog, in order to get the widget in the desired location.
Here's the URL: http://staffordcastle.livejournal.com/profile
This may matter for search engines, because they put sites higher in their ranking if there's fewer html errors.
I am afraid I do not understand.
Oh, of course! You did write "&" but LT solved the code into "&". Whenever you want to show code over here at LT Talk, pay attention to double code your code. That way, after being solved, it will remain (single) code.
Example : If you want to show "&", you should write is as "&amp;", for "&" will resolve into "&", but double-coded "&amp;" will resolve into (single) coded "&".
Mind I had to triple-code in edit mode to show you double code in view mode. To show you triple code, I 'd have to quadriple-code. This is becoming madness though.
Right so, your W3C html checker thinks an ampersand (&) 'd better be coded within html--i.e. replaced by e.g. "&" or "&". But the URL is not considered to be html, for it is a URL. Within URL's, coding out works out some different. However, if you 'd prefer code above plain readable characters, within a URL, you might replace the amparsand character (&) by its corresponding code--procent sign (%) followed by hexadecimal character code, that is. Therefore, in this case, within your URL, you might replace "&" by its equivalent "%26" code.
You slipped up while closing your sidestep tag - now we are sidestepping twice - nested sidestepping even! Here, I'm feeling gracious and I'll close both of them for you... </sidestep></sidestep>. This thread can return to normal now :-P
I have seen that people use the widget within other design than those listed in http://community.livejournal.com/s2howto/47982.html . These people are free account users so it cannot be a feature of paid accounts that allows them to use the widget in other designs.
Anybody willing to help me out here? I know how to customise the designs in above link, but I would like to use a different one...
Has anyone found a workable solutation yet?
I am using it in the following places with varying parameters with no problems:
- my LiveJournal profile
- my CommonCircle.org profile
- my CovenSpace.com profile
- my MyBeard.org profile
The only consistent option I use is the &font=arialuni. Otherwise, I have varied colors and widths, but have only used the &tag= parameter once to tailor display for the CommonCircle.org profile. Since it appears that one can only use one tag at a time, I am going to retag my collection for books I would want to show on that site.
Thank you so much again, LibraryThing! This was a great Winter Solstice/Chrismukkah/Festivus/New Year present which I'm really using!
N.B. I do not (and would not) have a MySpace profile because I am implacably hostile towards all of Rupert Murdoch's properties.