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  1.  (2202.1)
    If you have a website, blog, myspace page, etc and you'd like to help spread the word about an upcoming Warren Ellis graphic novel, here's an informative and beautiful Aetheric Mechanics widget you can put on your page:

    http://seed.sproutbuilder.com/YAArEz6PBTDtnEb-

    If you use it, post a link here so we can all see how great your page is. Thank you!
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     (2202.2)
    i keep trying to add these widgets to wordpress in one of the text/html boxes they let you add but they never seem to work -- any advice? i'd love to put one on my site
  2.  (2202.3)
    Muse Hick, there were a couple of suggestions in this area back when we were talking about the FreakAngels countdown widget. If none of that works, we'll see if Ariana has any further thoughts on the matter.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     (2202.4)
    It worked on my blog.
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      CommentAuthorMeatgun
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     (2202.5)
    Works on the Whore that is Myspace
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      CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     (2202.6)
    i keep trying to add these widgets


    I found for LiveJournal that it worked best to hit the 'share' button on the bottom or the widget at Avatar's site, and copy the code that pops up to paste into a post myself.
    For some reason letting the widget send it itself got it there - but it was broken every time.

    Copy and paste made it work.
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008 edited
     (2202.7)
    Here's the c&p code for the widget -- you should just be able to put this where-ever you'd like it to show up:

    <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,0,0" width="175" height="261" id="spo_YAArEz6PBTDtnEb_2d"><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><param name="align" value="middle" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="movie" value="http://farm.sproutbuilder.com/4200/load/YAArEz6PBTDtnEb-.swf" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" name="spe_YAArEz6PBTDtnEb_2d" src="http://farm.sproutbuilder.com/4200/load/YAArEz6PBTDtnEb-.swf" width="175" height="261" wmode="transparent" align="middle" allowFullScreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" quality="high"></embed></object>
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     (2202.8)
    @ Ariana

    copied that code into my text widget for wordpress and same problem as before -- it puts a box there but only the title turns up. you go back to the widget to try and see what it going on with the code and it has disappeared, won't stay in the box. i turned off the visual editor as was suggested in the other thread, but no dice. sorry, i feel like such a pain, but i'd really like to put it up on my site :D
    thanks for working so hard to help a numbskull out.
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008 edited
     (2202.9)
    No worries, Paul. Are you by any chance trying to add the code to a blog where you're _not_ an admin? (a shared blog where you've got writer/publisher access for instance) -- if you can't post unfiltered code (anything but admin, pretty much) wordpress will wipe anything with <object> or <embed>

    Edit: Oh, nevermind... you're on a wordpress.com blog. Not a hell of a lot to be done, then. Just like you can't change the actual php of your themes, wp.com cripples flash or javascript from all but a few, pre-selected sites.
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     (2202.10)
    no, i am the fiend solely responsible for the words on my site :D
    is there any kind of box i might need to check or uncheck apart from the visual editor one?
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008 edited
     (2202.11)
    Okay. I haven't worked out how to get it in a wordpress.com sidebar, yet, but here's what you can c&p to get the widget in a blog post. I think. Maybe. (The brackets are necessary, just c&p the whole line):

    [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.548433&amp;w=175&amp;h=261&amp;fv=]
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     (2202.12)
    cheers ariana, i posted it up in an actual posting here skull cull. waiting in anticipation for you to conquer wordpress :D
    i have much faith.
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     (2202.13)
    Got it for sidebar, ish, sorta. As well as possible, at any rate. To add (button with) the widget to a wordpress.com sidebar, use the vodpod video widget. The pod name is aethericmechanics.vodpod.com. Jacked as all hell workaround, yeah, and it makes the sizing off, but it's there if you want it.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     (2202.14)
    I second the confirmation that the widget works on MySpace.

    We'll see how long it takes for them to try to break it.

    - Z
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     (2202.15)
    plugged it in -- i have snapshots enabled so it shows up in there at the proper size :D
    thank you muchly
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     (2202.16)
    Thank you for playing along for SCIENCE!
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     (2202.17)
    I also signed up for an account there and started building my own widget for the book i have pretty much finished -- should be out by the end of the week. So i should hopefully be more functional with the whole widget thing. Thanks for partially rewiring my brain into a sprout friendly shape.
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      CommentAuthorFerburton
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2008
     (2202.18)
    Livejournal Where I made a post about it, and a plug for it that sits on the first sidebar.
  3.  (2202.19)
    Shameless self-promotion ho!

    MyMySpace
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2008 edited
     (2202.20)
    @ Mark Seifert:

    On my blog now, if you have fun at the blog please check out Weaponizer.co.uk!

    PS. I'll put it in the sidebar when the next post goes up.