Hi All...I Need some help. How do I get "Widgets" on my blog?

Real Estate Agent with www.thesofigroup.com - Douglas Elliman Real Estate FL - 3103874

Hi All...I am quite new here and I have seen several great blogs that have some "widgets" under the photos...how do I get them and how do I put them on my blog?

 Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks...and B-good...Lipe 

Comments (15)

Yolanda Hoversten
Self Employed - O'Fallon, IL
Referrals for O’Fallon, IL & the Metro East

Hello and welcome to AR, Lipe.  We're glad you joined.  Regards to your question about widgets:

  • if you already have the HTML code for the widget you want to use, copy it and go to your Profile, click on My Blog Settings, and paste it in the Blog Description Box.  Click on Update and your widget will show up under your picture on your blog page.
  • If you'd like to create a real estate vFlyer widget just like mine here, (not promoting my blog, just easier to illustrate this way) http://activerain.com/blogsview/138896/Guide-to-Your-WYSIWYG 
  • go to vflyer.com, postlets.com, meez.com, etc., and create your widgets there, copy the HTML code and paste it like the first step above.
  • The above link also tells you how to post to localism.com.

I hope that helps.  If you have other questions, post them in the Newbie Group (we're very helful there), or e-mail me. 

Aug 10, 2007 05:37 PM
Ilyce N. Powell
Financial Revitalize - Baltimore, MD
CMPS- Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist
Good gravy, Yolanda. You sure are a wealth of information! I was wondering the same thing, too, Lipe. I'm glad you asked the question. Look out "widgets" . . . here I come! LOL
Aug 10, 2007 06:01 PM
Ilyce N. Powell
Financial Revitalize - Baltimore, MD
CMPS- Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist
Oh, wait! Follow-up question? Have you seen those caricatures people have had done for themselves? Do you know how I could get one of those done for me, too?
Aug 10, 2007 06:05 PM
Yolanda Hoversten
Self Employed - O'Fallon, IL
Referrals for O’Fallon, IL & the Metro East
Hi, Ilyce!  You can create them at meez.com.  Enjoy the Rain!
Aug 10, 2007 06:26 PM
Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains

Yolanda:  Somehow I knew when I read Lipe's question, that you would be the one to come to the rescue!  And I'm glad you did.  I have noted everything in your wonderful blog that you referenced above but I struggled with how to actually carry things that I created over to my profile page.  I created my name with glittermaker yesterday but then I didn't know what to do after that.  When I grow up, I want to be just like you.  :-)

Lipe - Welcome to Active Rain.  Be careful it is addictive!  I am so glad you asked because I've been waiting for someone to and Yolanda is an excellent resource.  I can't wait to add widgets now that I have the other piece of the puzzle.  Thanks Yo and Lipe and Ilyce - I just learned something from your question too. 

Aug 10, 2007 06:55 PM
Dionne Morgan
Realty World Solano Realty - Vallejo, CA

We are all learning what every teenager probably already knows (LOL). Just so you know, I have found that you can go to the AR search just like google and request info from previous post. You and I are asking questions others have as well. Welcome to the community.

Aug 10, 2007 07:05 PM
Lipe Medeiros
www.thesofigroup.com - Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
South Beach Luxury Real Estate

Hello Ladies...

Thanks for the warm welcome...its so cozy in here...

Yolanda: since your answer was so good, prompt and precise, I might be asking more in the future....

Ilyce: I will take a look at those caricatures, but I have a feeling mine will have less hair than I do and that is a very sensitive subject with me...

Donna: thanks for the welcome. And now I know you have Clairvoyant powers...I will follow with some easy market prediction questions to you in another post, ok?

Thank you for the answers (Yolanda, you are the best...thanks) and for the interest in making our Blogs better.

I will be taking a look at some widgets and doing some adjustments in my page...

I feel using AR is just like when you join the Gym...At first you are a little scared, shy, you don't know where to go, who to talk...as you start to get fit and get confidence, you interact more with others, exercise better (and look at yourself in the mirror with more pride), start going to the "smoothie bar" and with time, even get to know the maintenance people. It hurts in the beginning, but you feel much better later (the Gym hurts, not AR)

I am getting addicted....


Aug 11, 2007 03:21 AM
Marcella (Marcy) Hanson
Tracy, CA


You will find that the activerain community is nothing but a wealth of information and so helpful no matter what it is you need help with.

I love the activerain community because it helps me upgrade my business and my thinking. Enjoy.

Aug 11, 2007 05:25 AM
closed account
Coral Springs, FL
Good info, I am so glad someone explained that in a way I "Think" I understood?
Aug 11, 2007 06:11 AM
Erica Wallace
the Wallace Consulting Group - Boston, MA
I agree - thank you all for the explanations - and Lipe - welcome to Rain. Might I add that is a great photo!  I hate my cheesy headshot and that looks very natural - was it candid or professionaly taken. Were you really reading the newspaper and blogging on your laptop at the same time : ) .... just kidding - really though - great photo. 
Aug 11, 2007 08:50 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
thanks to all this answer many of my questions as well. Thanks!
Aug 11, 2007 09:46 AM
Lipe Medeiros
www.thesofigroup.com - Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
South Beach Luxury Real Estate

 Marcy: thanks for the comment, I am enjoying the Rain very much

Erika: My Mother was a professional photographer and I used to come from school and stay for hours in the dark room developing B/W pictures, so I got that from my mother.

I take photography quite seriously and have been photographing for years in medium format, 35mm and lately in digital format. 

 That photo is actually a self portrait that took about 2 hours to take. I took several versions, always trying to be natural (which is difficult when you are trying to read a newspaper, write a blog, drink water, take the photo and whistle at the same time...lol). The most difficult part was once I pressed the timer (lost my remote shutter), I had to run, sit, grab the paper and look natural...not to say I bumped my knee and my pinkie twice. But it was worth it, everybody likes that photo...


Aug 11, 2007 09:58 AM
waey wyqw
wyq34y - Dell, MT
I use WidgetBox to display the feeds from my MySpace blog and Bogger blog.
Aug 12, 2007 02:24 AM
Melissa Wagner
Leo Parker Real Estate & Auction - Woodbury, TN
Great question and great answers! Thanks for posting- I had been wondering the same thing!
Aug 12, 2007 02:49 PM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX

Hi Lipe  --  Great question.  I am glad to be able to read all the answers.   I Look forward to networking with you.  Have a great day!!!

Jul 22, 2008 07:53 PM