How To Add Widgets to Your Active Rain Blog

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Real Estate Agent with Donovan Blatt Realty 01267479

On my post How To Add a PayPal Button, Peter Testa asked me how to add widgets to his Active Rain blog.  I know this was a question I too had at one time, so I thought I would do a quick how to.

 The very first step is to see Brad Andersohn/Active Brad's post Approved Widgets to see if AR allows a particular widget. 

Once you get through that hurdle, you need to get the script code for the widget.  There is often information for this on the widgets themselves.  For instance, on the Local Schools Widget, there is a link at the bottom of the widget, that you allows you to get one of your own. 

Creating a Widget Script

 

Once you have the code, go to your home page on AR.

 

Costa Mesa Real Estate Home Page

 

Then click on settings on the left hand side of your home page.

 

Costa Mesa Real Estate Home Page

 

Then paste the widget script code in "Blog Description".  Where you paste it in the description determines where it shows up on your blog.

Costa Mesa Real Estate Home Page

 

Finally, click "Update" and your widget should now appear on your blog site.  Have fun, but keep in mind that too many widgets may slow down the loading speed of your page and frustrate viewers.

 Costa Mesa Real Estate Home Page

 


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Are you upside down in your home? Is it worth less than you owe? Are you concerned about making your mortgage payment? Contact me at christine@donovanblatt.com or 714-319-9751 to discuss your options.

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About the author: Christine Donovan is a California Residential Real Estate Broker with experience in assisting clients buy and sell residential real estate.

Are you upside down in your home? Is it worth less than you owe? Are you concerned about making your mortgage payment? For more information see Options to Foreclosures, understanding short sales or contact me at christine@donovanblatt.com to discuss your options.

If you want to buy a home or to list your property for sale, please click Newport Beach homes, Costa Mesa homes, Huntington Beach homes or Orange County homes.  Click the link if you are interested in buying a home at a courthouse auction sale.

Contact me at christine@donovanblatt.com or 714-319-9751 to learn about her system which will make your buying and selling experience easier.

Disclaimer: All information in this blog is deemed reliable but is subject to change at any time and is not guaranteed to be accurate nor are there any warantees either express or implied. This blog is not intended to offer any legal, tax or other advice.

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Steve Loynd
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Christine, thank you so much I have added one widget, but have had trouble getting any others to paste/copy correctly. I'll review your method and Brad's list of approved widgets

Dec 27, 2008 11:08 PM #5
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Christine thanks for the reminder.  Ok now time for me to work on some more widgets!

Dec 27, 2008 11:21 PM #6
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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It's on my list of resolutions...update my profile and get more "techie-proficient".....widgets will top the list...a prosperous new year to you !

Dec 27, 2008 11:35 PM #7
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Peter Testa
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Thank you so much for responding to my question. I've wanted to enhance my blog with widgets from Twitter, RealBird & Linked In. Thanks for making that possible. My best wishes that you have a healthy, happy & prosperous 2009! Best regards, Pete

Dec 28, 2008 02:35 AM #8
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Bill Gassett
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Christine it is funny because I take this kind of thing for granted (adding widgets). I guess there are still a bunch of people at AR that just are not that tech savvy.

Dec 28, 2008 11:09 PM #9
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Christine, could you also do a step by step on how to add the little "Subscribe To My Blog" or "Search for Listings" thingies that some people have at the bottom of their posts?  And make it so easy that even a geezer blogger like me can figure it out?  Thanks! 

Dec 28, 2008 11:12 PM #10
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Christine Donovan
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JoAnna - I think you may be right that the blog description used to be bigger, but I'm not sure.

Dec 29, 2008 03:12 PM #11
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Norma - You're welcome.

Dec 29, 2008 03:12 PM #12
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Steve - I hope this will make it easier to add additional widgets.

Dec 29, 2008 03:18 PM #13
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Nanette - You're welcome.  I hope you find some good ones.

Dec 29, 2008 03:21 PM #14
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Sallie and David - I'm always working towards being a little more "techie-proficient".

Dec 29, 2008 03:28 PM #15
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Pete - You're welcome; glad I was able to help.  May you too have a wonderful New Year.

Dec 29, 2008 03:33 PM #16
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Bill - That's true.  The nice thing about Active Rain is there are usually people who will help you out if you don't know how to do something.

Dec 29, 2008 03:38 PM #17
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Patricia - I hope this one was easy enough for you to follow.  I'll see if I can find time for another one in the next week or so.

Dec 29, 2008 03:40 PM #18
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Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
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Hello Christine,
I'm not a widget fan since they slow down the loading process but I think this one might be worth it.  Thanks for the idea!

Jan 01, 2009 11:30 PM #19
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Cynthia - I understand having too many widgets can be a bad thing, but there were a few I wanted.  I hope it works for you.

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Christine-

Thanks for the tutorial! I'm adding a Widget today!

Leslie Hampton

Jan 28, 2009 07:06 AM #21
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Leslie - I hope it went well for you.

Jan 28, 2009 03:22 PM #22
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Christine-

It worked great for me. Thanks again!

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Leslie - Glad to hear that.  You're welcome.

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