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Widgets for wp.com blogs: 7 – world news

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• General background: The gigya shortcode 3 – widgets.
• Paste shortcode into text widget (or html post/page editor).
• May not display correctly in Explorer – use at your own risk (till Explorer learns to behave, or till users learn not to use Explorer).

1. Associated Press & Reuters

http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/news-from-the-associated-press-mr_show_time
http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/breaking-news-video

Visit page, customize (frame color, optional summaries and/or images), click “Get Widget”, click “Flash”, copy code; copy flashvars string from it, turn it to this shortcode:

[gigya src="http://www.widgetserver.com/syndication/flash/wrapper/InsertWidget.swf" width="170px" height="423px" quality="high" wmode="transparent" flashvars="STRING HERE" ]

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http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/international-world-news-reuterscom

Visit page, customize (frame color, optional summaries and/or images), click “Get Widget”, click “Flash”, copy code; copy flashvars string from it, turn it to this shortcode:

[gigya src="http://www.widgetserver.com/syndication/flash/wrapper/InsertWidget.swf" width="400px" height="343px" quality="high" wmode="transparent" flashvars="STRING HERE" ]

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Page 2: Yahoo & Google
Page 3: BBC
Page 4: New York Times
Page 5: History in the news

(You can also visit Widgetbox and search for other news widgets (other agencies, local, sports, technology, music, finance – you name it.)

Please don’t paste code in comments – see comment guidelines.
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23 thoughts on “Widgets for wp.com blogs: 7 – world news

  1. Hello, Panos :D
    Nice! But my english is too short for reuters unfortunately ;/
    May I ask you a ♫ ♪ question, please my code-gourou ?
    http://files.deezer.com/swf/singlePlayer.swf?idSong=1429492&autoplay=0
    into a widget ?
    Thanks by advance for your help. KissKiss ♥

    Posted by lilmaouz | October 12, 2010, 08:01
  2. You can ask as many questions as you wish, musical or otherwise, but that code may be incomplete (where did you get it from?). Anyway, the little that it is should be turned into this:

    [gigya src="http://files.deezer.com/swf/singlePlayer.swf" flashvars="idSong=1429492&autoplay=0" ]

    I can’t test if it’s ok, because it says tracks not available in my country of residence.

    Posted by Panos | October 12, 2010, 20:01
  3. Et spécialement pour vous:

    [gigya src="http://www.widgetserver.com/syndication/flash/wrapper/InsertWidget.swf" width="450px" height="423px" quality="high" wmode="transparent" flashvars="r=2&appId=9702f9f3-d683-4ca6-abdc-af31f308952b" ]

    [gigya src="http://www.widgetserver.com/syndication/flash/wrapper/InsertWidget.swf" width="450px" height="423px" quality="high" wmode="transparent" flashvars="r=2&appId=9702f9f3-d683-4ca6-abdc-af31f308952b" ]

    Posted by Panos | October 12, 2010, 20:57
  4. My goodness Panos, these are excellent! Thanks. again, for doing the heavy lifting for the rest of us. :-D

    Posted by IzaakMak | October 12, 2010, 21:50
  5. I’m trying, I’m trying! (No big deal really, once I discovered the trick.)

    Posted by Panos | October 13, 2010, 16:04
  6. Hello, Panos my friend
    I can’t remember where I found the deezer trick (track :) but no matter, the code above is exactely what I needed. And the rtbf widget is awesome. I bring both of them to a blog under construction (and if one day you can put yourself into a widget, i’ll do the same with you :D ) Many many thanks! Wish you a great day ♥

    Posted by lilmaouz | October 14, 2010, 11:45
  7. @lilmaouz: You’re welcome! Did I remember correctly that you’re in Belgium, not France? If I goofed and you’d rather have French newspapers instead, easy!

    Posted by Panos | October 14, 2010, 13:19
  8. Argh! ^^
    Yes, from Belgium. Absolutely!

    hm… Panos, I have two more questions about music
    http://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail?pid=16944 (listen) and
    http://www.rtbf.be/radio/player/classic21/podcasts?c=C21-SOUL&e=20
    These have been on my blog since long ago, hidden behind two little images, and I was wondering if it would be possible to insert them into a widget
    I’m sorry, I know I do abuse of your kindness , but if one of these days you’ve got a few minutes to loose… =D
    Thank you again, dear Panos :)

    Posted by lilmaouz | October 14, 2010, 15:22
  9. @lilmaouz: I checked their sourcecode and they’re both javascript, not flash. So there’s nothing I can do – sorry!

    Posted by Panos | October 14, 2010, 23:01
  10. Thanks Panos!

    Posted by Netty Gritty | October 15, 2010, 07:17
  11. Hello Panos! Thanks a lot for the check and for all!
    Sorry, I would have known if I had checked by myself. I left “the great family” and my brain took a break =D
    Having disturbed with that stupid quesion, now I’m really sorry. Thanks again. Wish you a nice weekend. KissKiss ♥

    Posted by lilmaouz | October 15, 2010, 09:57
  12. @NG & LM: You’re welcome!

    Posted by Panos | October 15, 2010, 11:55
  13. Hi Panos,
    Thanks for your aid. I hope not to have made mistakes writing for me and my friends
    http://moniquemauve.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/pour-insrer-un-widget-flash-de-chez-widgetbox/
    I come from Windows Spaces, we could use flash there.

    Posted by Monique-Mauve | November 27, 2010, 00:12
  14. Hi and you’re welcome. No you haven’t made any mistakes; but I don’t see why you posted a screenshot: I would have (re)posted the actual example or linked to it in the post, not in the comment.

    Posted by Panos | November 27, 2010, 14:44
  15. I’m looking for this my long time.How ever finally i got the code.thanks for sharing mate.

    [Username link to blog removed – P.]

    Posted by James William | March 16, 2011, 20:15
  16. Yeah really great widget for blog..after install this its looks so great..

    [Username link to blog removed – P.]

    Posted by jodi | March 16, 2011, 20:18
  17. Hola Panos: estoy leyendo los comentaros gracias al traductor. Mi único idioma es el español!! ¿Tú sabrías si es posible encontrar un widget de un periódico católico, como AciPrensa o Zenit? Muchísimas gracias!!! Maizal

    Posted by Maizal | February 21, 2012, 21:07
  18. Here’s one I could find:
    http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/zenit-en-espaol
    Tell me which color you prefer, and if you prefer titles and summaries or only titles.

    Posted by Panos | February 21, 2012, 22:34
  19. ¡Qué alegría! ¡Gracias! Creo que títulos y resúmenes… y el color, en azul? Anteriormente había descargado un código de ACIPRENSA pero al final no pudo ser para WP. Les voy a contar a los administradores del Foro de WP, se pondrán muy contentos!!!! Gracias Panos!! Muchas gracias!!

    Posted by Maizal | February 21, 2012, 23:56
  20. Click here:
    http://textsnip.com/0201c5
    Copy code, paste in a Text widget.

    Posted by Panos | February 22, 2012, 02:19
  21. PANOS, ¡perfecto! Te estoy super, super agradecida!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by Maizal | February 22, 2012, 19:34
  22. You’re welcome. Half the thanks go to our friend galois who directed you here.

    On another issue:
    Your background image takes too long to load because it’s a huge file (perhaps you don’t realize this, because your browser may have memorized it). Here’s a version of the image that’s 1/10 the size of the original:

    Copy it to your computer, then upload it in Appearance > Header and set it to center, no-repeat, fixed.

    Posted by Panos | February 22, 2012, 20:11
  23. Pues si!! Se lo agradecí a los administradores del foro a galois y a aerodisey, son geniales!! Y a ti PANOS, he seguido tus consejos en cuanto al fondo, de 10!! Si que notaba que tardaba en cargarse, bueno… si me permites te voy a ofrecer un Rosario, gracias!!

    Posted by Maizal | February 23, 2012, 00:07

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