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Suncat ([personal profile] suncat) wrote in [community profile] getting_started2010-05-29 06:02 pm

LibraryThing widgets

After much hair-pulling and help from another LibraryThing member, I retraced my steps to their instructions for making a widget for LJ-style sites, including Dreamwidth. [personal profile] baggyeyes suggested I mention it here.

This widget works at DW because it doesn't use JavaScript or any such, but relies on data fetched from LibraryThing.

You can see an example on my journal in the sidebar.

This style of widget was described in a blog post at LibraryThing.

foxfirefey: Fox stealing an egg. (mischief)

[personal profile] foxfirefey 2010-05-29 11:49 pm (UTC)(link)
You should post this to [site community profile] dw_nifty!
jaebility: (beatles // carn't)

Cool!

[personal profile] jaebility 2010-06-09 08:33 pm (UTC)(link)
How'd you do it? I would love to add my LibraryThing thinger to my DW, but I'll be damned if I can figure out how to.
jaebility: (hark! // franklin)

Re: Cool!

[personal profile] jaebility 2010-06-10 04:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for your help! I got it working - But only briefly. Now it just says "Nothing found," which is baffling and annoying. But! I think I'm making progress.

Thanks again!
baggyeyes: Princess Leia (Default)

Re: Cool!

[personal profile] baggyeyes 2010-06-14 08:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Try this, but take out 'okwari' and replace it with your own?

<div class="ltwidget">
<img src="http://www.librarything.com/gwidget/widget.php?view=okwari&type=random&width=205&top=From my pile of books&bc=fff&ac=ccc&tc=272133&hc=262831&hbold=1&tbold=1"></div>
jaebility: (pw // winnar)

Re: Cool!

[personal profile] jaebility 2010-06-15 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
And we have liftoff! Thanks so much for your help - Eeeee I'm so glad it works.