Text widgets

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Inserting Kickstarter videos Update May 2013: Kickstarter videos have a different sourcecode now. New instructions: Visit the video page, select View Source from the menu bar of your browser and search for this: <meta property="og:video:secure_url" Copypaste the code from that point up to the height and width tags, and paste it into a simple text file. Example: … Continue reading

The gigya shortcode 2 – inserting Flickr slideshows As explained in part 1 of this series of posts, the gigya shortcode allows you to use flash objects in a blog. “Flash objects” includes Flickr slideshows (but be careful with copyright issues). If you have enabled auto-embedding in Settings>Media, then you should be able to insert a Flickr slideshow simply by pasting … Continue reading

The gigya shortcode 1 – inserting videos supports javascript and flash, but doesn’t allow you to use those types of code directly, for security reasons – see Support doc on code. To insert objects that would normally require such a code, you use various WP-specific formulas – see Support doc on shortcodes. Strangely, the gigya shortcode is missing from that … Continue reading

Sidebar width Knowing the content width of your sidebar (or other widget area) helps you create, select, or adjust the images or other objects you wish to add to it, and avoid displaying objects that are badly aligned, or stick out past the available space, or are cut off; in lousy browsers such as IE, an … Continue reading

Codes useful for text widgets Line breaks and blank lines Plain text typed or pasted in a text widget flows in one continuous paragraph. For line breaks you need this: <br /> For blank lines you can use this (you can adjust it by changing the number): <div style="height:14px;"></div> This code can also be used alone in a nameless … Continue reading


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