ActiveRain Widgets & The New and Approved HTML List

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Education & Training with Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty

New and "Approved" means "Improved"

Having a network with 123,000 members poses this question, can our network handle this kind of volume and continued growth at this rate?  Yes it can!  However, there are some things that have had to be changed in order to build a better, more secured and stable platform.  Here's your update from the "ActiveRain Files" regarding Widgets and the New HTML approved list.

There are more widgets out there than we have members and new scripts and widgets are being created by the hundreds everyday.  Unfortunately, some of those widgets, scripts, and HTML codes can jeopardize and compromise our growing network.  After taking a serious and detailed look at these, we have come up with the Approved ActiveRain Widget and approved HTML List.

ActiveRain historically has not supported or endorsed third party sites and software applications that are used to create and write posts, grab the code, text, or HTML,  then copy and paste it to ActiveRain.  Fortunately, many of these have worked in the past and will continue to do so, but some outside sources of  HTML may no longer be compatible with our system.  We recommend creating new posts in the ActiveRain formats provided.  Security is our #1 priority to avoid malicious or viral causing scripts or code.

What Is A Widget?

 

Here are the approved Widgets for ActiveRain 

This list only applies to "script" widgets.  Not all widgets have script codes in them.  If you do not see a widget that you are using here, and it is currently working on your Blog, then it is not a script widget that we have to worry about, and it is automatically an approved widget.  If your widget is not working, then chances could be that it has code or script in it that will not be allowed on the network.  It may also be that the widget was not installed properly, dare I say...operator error.  LOL~  Here's How To Add Widgets.

(Got Your Own Widget? Make suggestions here, but I can't guaranty they will get approved)

Here are the New "approved" HTML Tags for ActiveRain

Don't pass out on me now, this is important stuff.  I'll provide a link to each <tags> definition.  Beginners: What Is HTML?

a, abbr, acronym, address, b, big, blockquote, br, center, cite, code, dd, del, dfn, div, dt, em, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, iframe, img, ins, kbd, li, object, ol, p, param, pre, samp, small, span, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, thead, tr, tt, ul, var.

For Font Sizes: Use the <h1-h6> tags, or in Wysiwyg mode, highlight your text then use the CTRL+1 thru CTRL+6 keys.

For Font colors: Use this html code now  <span style="color: #29d150;"> instead of this <font color="green"> Here's a link to some different color codes.   Still Lost or Confused?  Click Here


Look for enhancements and upgrades to the wysiwyg editor in the near future.

A Few New Fixed and Added Features

We updated the network last night and ran our maintenance & upgrades.  It will just keep getting better!!

  • Every 10 seconds, your draft posts are now being saved automatically.  No more lost posts from frozen browsers, accidentally clicking the back button, or just mistakenly clicking on that red x up in the right hand corner.
  • All hyperlinks in your posts should now open in a new window by default unless you change that option manually. Posts written with links in the last week or so will have to be manually corrected.
  • Twitter Feeds from ActiveRain Posts are now working again.
  • Links placed in comments will still work but have "no-follow" tags.  This allows members to place links that are related to the authors topic, but spamming will be useless.

Though you may have experienced some minor technical issues in the past, or will from time to time in the future, just know that we are restructuring and rebuilding a stronger, faster, secure network for our members.  Your support and patience is always appreciated, and your help and participation has been stellar.

Thanks for Building and Growing with us. Happy Holidays. :-)

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Rainmaker
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John Occhi
Mason Real Estate - Temecula, CA
SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate

Hi Brad,

Cleaning up my blog and looking at Widgets - I just realized now why everything I try is not showing up...

Thanks for this list of APPROVED Widgets.  However it is rather dated.  Can you either please update this list or refer me to the most current list available.

Not looking for the cutesy stuff, but information that will be useful to my local readers.

John

Oct 20, 2009 05:06 AM #277
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Brad Andersohn
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Hi John - this is the most current list, sorry for the delay getting back to you.  :-)

 

Oct 20, 2009 03:15 PM #279
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Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals - Gainesville, FL
The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL

Brad - Can you just WHOOP up on Jeff Turner to see if we can get a REAL ESTATE SHOW widget????

I just found the Real Bird Listing widget code, but it is Iframe, not script.  Can we use iFrame widgets on AR?  I thought they had to be script?

Oct 24, 2009 04:39 AM #280
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Christine - You can use iFrame codes and script widgets, just not "javascript" widgets. I sent Jeff a message with a link to your comment, he'll probably be here shortly, or contact you via email.  Jeff?  :-)

Oct 24, 2009 05:04 AM #281
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Karen Rice
Davis R. Chant, REALTORS - Hawley, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales

THere is a real estate shows widget.

If you click on my signature and go to my blog you'll see my real estate shows in the sidebar.

Oct 24, 2009 06:52 AM #282
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Jeff Turner
RealSatisfied - Santa Clarita, CA

Christine, Real Estate Shows does have a widget. Not sure why it's not on this list. In fact, we have a widget for every category of Show you wish to include. It is found at the top of each category page in your manage and edit section of your account.

 

The code will be in this format:

<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,0,0" width="200" height="250" id="slideshow" align="middle">
    <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
    <param name="allowFullScreen" value="false" />

    <param name="FlashVars" value="userid=43&catid=1" />
    <param name="movie" value="http://www.realestateshows.com/show/slideshow.swf" />
    <param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" />
    <param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" />   
<embed src="http://www.realestateshows.com/show/slideshow.swf" quality="high" wmode="transparent" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="200" height="250" name="slideshow" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" allowFullScreen="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" FlashVars="userid=43&catid=1" />
    </object>

 

You can see what they look like at http://res.realestateshows.com down the right side of the blog. :)

Oct 24, 2009 11:44 AM #283
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Brad Andersohn
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Hey Jeff - It's not on the list because as I explained in paragraph 4, "This list only applies to "script" widgets.  Not all widgets have script codes in them."  Thanks for popping in to help out Christine, I appreciate that and I know she does too.

Have a rockin weekend buddy.  :-)

Oct 24, 2009 01:27 PM #284
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Chrissy Doremus ~ US Inspect ~
US Inspect - Chantilly, VA
Residential Property Inspections

Yo Brad... Have you guys changed your policy on Widgetbox widgets?  I'm getting a no script error when adding to the sidebar of my blog.

Thanks!

Mar 24, 2010 05:19 AM #285
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Widget Box widgets site may be having some issues creating a script error on your AR Blog.  Sometimes third party widget sites that are having down time or errors will reflect and show where ever they are placed. The other issue may be that the widget you've slected has a javascript code that is not compatible with our platform.  :-)

Mar 24, 2010 05:31 AM #286
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Nicky Dou
Keller Williams Market Pro Realty - Fayetteville, AR
The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas

Thanks as always - you ROCK! I pretend I know html - but honestly I just know enought to copy and paste it... :) Maybe one night I will check into learning more... VERY HAPPY ABOUT THE AUTO SAVE!!!

Mar 25, 2010 06:55 AM #287
Rainer
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Jennifer Marks
On Maternity Leave - Garner, NC

Thank you I wondered where all my widget went is Zillow Tax Credit Widget Ok

Mar 29, 2010 07:43 AM #288
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Hi Jennifer - most any widget is ok as long as it doesn't have javascript codes in the html, I don't think the Zillow widget has java-script in it. Hopefully it will work just fine for you, let me know if not.  :-)

Mar 29, 2010 08:45 AM #290
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Valarie Littles
Dallas, TX

Hi - I got the paid subscription to Widgetbox before reading this post.  Everytime I create a widget in Widgetbox and try to paste it into my AR side bar, I get the "no script" version. I have tried a handful of different widgets.  Should I be using another service instead of Widgetbox?  Is it my settings?  Any thoughts?  I will also submit to tech support in case this isn't the right place for this question. Thanks!

Apr 18, 2010 03:15 PM #291
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Hi Valerie - just make sure that there is no javascripts in the widgets you're selecting, many of them are not approved on the AR network as they can have malicious repercussions.

Apr 19, 2010 02:24 AM #292
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Iryna Sysenko
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas and Henderson Real Estate

Brad, i experience a problem with HTML. My codes are cropped or

Here I've described the problem here in my blog:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1608235/is-anyone-using-html-editor-not-wysiwyg-please-help-

There is a sample code and a picture how it should look like (problem #3).

But I'm getting this (sctoll till the end of the blog post):

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1608187/boca-raton-las-vegas-luxury-midrise-condos

there is no 3 different pictures and download link, just one picture is posted.

Please help!

Thank you!

 

Apr 19, 2010 05:40 PM #294
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Hi Iryna - Give me a call and I'll try to walk you thru this.  There are various reasons it may not be working but too hard to diagnose in this blog comment correspondence.  My number is on my AR profile page, I'll look forward to hearing from you when you get the chance. :-)

Apr 21, 2010 04:50 AM #295
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Terrell M. Turner Sr.
Hallmark Realty - Martinsburg, WV

I will try this tonite

Jun 08, 2010 03:51 PM #296
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Dennis & Terri Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA
Your Home Sold in 45 Days or We Se

Thanks again Brad. I bookmarked this. Your posts are the best.

Nov 21, 2010 06:06 AM #297
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Jeremy Joslin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - South Windsor, CT
Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales

I will keep this for later reference.  Still have lots to learn.

 

Thanks

Apr 08, 2011 02:37 PM #298
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Jeremy - you just have to watch out for the ones with Javascript in them.

Apr 08, 2011 03:58 PM #299
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