After a little more testing we've just opened up another new feature that went out yesterday -- a HubPages widget that you can add to your blog or website. To grab the code, just go to your profile page and you should see a link in the right hand column.
You can see an example of it in action on Paul Edmondson's blog Train Thoughts.
We've tested this on a dozen or so different blogs and fixed all the problems we encountered. However, it would not surprise me if some formatting issues come up where css bleeds through from the surrounding page and affects the display of the widget. If you have a problem with it on your site, please send us a link to the page at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll try and fix all the reported problems by next week.
Hi Paul - I've put it on my blog. It looks great in Internet Explorer, but in Firefox the red hubscore boxes are half width only showing the first digit. It's not because of the width setting because I tried increasing that.
Hi Paul - seems there's no higher upgrade of Firefox available on XP (but I'm in Qatar - things are not always normal here). Here's a screen grab of the problem. On the left, IE7 (good) on the right, Firefox 220.127.116.11 (faulty)
Server response could not be decoded using encoding type returned by server. This is typically caused by a Web Site presenting a content encoding header of one type, and then encoding the data differently.
For assistance, contact your network support team. -------------------------------
By the way - this also happens when I test Paul E's widget on his train blog. Any ideas? Thanks!
I'm really not sure what is going on, but it may be some kind of funny interaction with a firewall or proxy server that your traffic is being routed through. I'm fairly confident that it works normally from most locations (since your's is the only reported problem).
Hi Ryan - Thanks for doing that. Have you any clue why it might not be working for me? The link to my profile page works, but the links to individual hubs don't. It seems that the referral code is not being removed from the url, resulting in this content encoding error.
Still if it's working for you, it's probably working for most of my 10,000 daily visitors (joke!)
Ok. For what it's worth links with trackers in them attempt to do an HTTP 301 redirect to the URL without the tracker. Something in there is probably what is causing the problem, but without direct access to a machine in Qatar it's very difficult to debug. You can remove trackers from your widget altogether if you want to work around the problem.
I tried placing it on my site but all I got was a link "more << Hub Pages", not the pretty widget as displayed. The link is working though, but is it because of the Java Script thing that I'm not getting the pretty widget?
Would there ever be a possibility of creating a few more variations of content, such as from our own group folders, I'd love to add some really targeted hub links on different topics and being able to add relevant content widgets would be great!
The latest, hottest and best categories are good for a basic rundown of our hub pages but some relevant sub sections would be cool!
I've just started a blog on blogger.com last month, and I wanted to add my hubpages widget. I know about editing the HTML template, but whereabouts do you actually paste the code? I get an error message saying either that it isn't well-formed or that the ';' delimiter needs to be inserted after the line referring to 'h', and it won't save the template.
Hey, doesn't the widget work on WordPress ? I applied it on Blogger and it cam on great but Now I tried it with Wordpress but it shows 2 links "more" and "hubpages" instead of the visual it shows on Blogger......