Site Update - HubPages Widget

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  1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
    pauldeedsposted 10 years ago

    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 team@hubpages.com.  We'll try and fix all the reported problems by next week.

    Thanks!

    1. profile image0
      SirDentposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I finally got around to using the widget. I love it and think it's much better than an RSS feed. Thanks HubPages team. big_smile

    2. Gail Alexander profile image51
      Gail Alexanderposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the update about the widget. I am going to "try" and put it on my site!
      Gail Alexander
      ArtMusing: http://artmusingbyalexander.blogspot.com




    3. profile image41
      gayathraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      THANKS COOL

      1. anjalichugh profile image74
        anjalichughposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't know that it was something new. I've been using it on my website (www.anjalichugh.com) for quite sometime now and I have no issues so far. Working fine.

  2. ProCW profile image80
    ProCWposted 10 years ago

    It looks really cool! I see that you can use trackers? smile cool!

    ProCW

  3. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    Awesome ! Already installed smile

    1. hassam profile image84
      hassamposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! that's a cool thing

  4. jyuva profile image61
    jyuvaposted 10 years ago

    Wow! cool big_smile

  5. Dottie1 profile image69
    Dottie1posted 10 years ago

    Added to my website.  Love it!  Thanks guys!

  6. weblog profile image55
    weblogposted 10 years ago

    Already Installed big_smile It's pretty Cool cool

  7. laringo profile image74
    laringoposted 10 years ago

    Very nice folks!!! I added to my blog and it looks terrific....thanks for the continued support.

  8. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 10 years ago

    I added it to my blog:)

  9. darkside profile image79
    darksideposted 10 years ago

    Nifty!

  10. profile image0
    shinujohn2008posted 10 years ago

    Can This be configured to open in new pages

    1. guidebaba profile image56
      guidebabaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Same question here.

  11. spuds profile image58
    spudsposted 10 years ago

    Another great development.

  12. Binnjeam profile image46
    Binnjeamposted 10 years ago

    It really does look superb. Now I just need a website/blog to put it on LOL.

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 10 years ago

    I just added it to my Blogger, looks good smile

    1. Dorsi profile image92
      Dorsiposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Susan, where do you add it on Blogger?

      1. funride profile image74
        funrideposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        You can add it in a html capsule wink.

        Layout » Add a gadget » HTML/Javascript

        I hope this have helped you smile.

  14. Bob Ewing profile image53
    Bob Ewingposted 10 years ago

    Just added to my blog, looks good.

  15. terenceyap07 profile image57
    terenceyap07posted 10 years ago

    This is really useful! Thanks Paul! And a very big thank you to the Hubpages Team!

  16. compu-smart profile image52
    compu-smartposted 10 years ago

    Swweeerrr;)

    1. compu-smart profile image52
      compu-smartposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Swwweettt even! smile

  17. rockinjoe profile image94
    rockinjoeposted 10 years ago

    love it. Can't wait to try it out.

  18. Paraglider profile image93
    Paragliderposted 10 years ago

    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.

    It's a great widget though!

    1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
      pauldeedsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It looks ok to me with IE7, but perhaps the problem is only in IE6.  I'll take a look at IE6 when I get to the office.  Thanks Paraglider.

      1. Paraglider profile image93
        Paragliderposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Paul - IE6 & 7 are fine. It's only in Firefox I'm seeing the problem, on my blog and also on Paul E's.

        1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
          pauldeedsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Sorry, I misread your post.  Are you using an older version of firefox by any chance?   I ask because it looks ok for me in 3.0.1 on windows anyway ...

          1. Paraglider profile image93
            Paragliderposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            I'm on 2.0.0.16. , and on Win XP SP2  I'll upgrade (if available) and let you know.

            1. Paraglider profile image93
              Paragliderposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              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 2.0.0.16 (faulty)

              http://www.trimediamiddleeast.com/hub-widget.PNG

              I'm also getting a 'content encoding error' when I click on the hub links inside the widget.

    2. Stacie L profile image88
      Stacie Lposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have a widget on my blogger site and so far it's working fine.

  19. Peter M. Lopez profile image86
    Peter M. Lopezposted 10 years ago

    I am having difficulty loading it on my wordpress.com blog.  Any special settings required that anyone knows about?

    1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
      pauldeedsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Not that I'm aware of, but it does use javascript.  Perhaps wordpress.com doesn't allow you to insert javascript?

  20. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
    pauldeedsposted 10 years ago

    Got it, we'll take a look in firefox 2 and see if we can't fix it.  Thanks for your help.

    1. MrMarmalade profile image72
      MrMarmaladeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      This does look like magic. Thank you

  21. Paraglider profile image93
    Paragliderposted 10 years ago

    Hi Paul -

    Another slight problem - maybe I'm doing something wrong?

    When I click on the profile link or the hubpages link in the widget, it works, but when I click on an individual hub link, I'm getting this:

    ----------------------------
    Content Encoding Error (content_encoding_error)


    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!

  22. blogdigz profile image54
    blogdigzposted 10 years ago

    Nice site update smile

  23. Veronica Bright profile image60
    Veronica Brightposted 10 years ago

    Great!  Now how do we get the code and install it?
    V

    1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
      pauldeedsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      There is a link on your profile page in the right column, or you can just go here directly for your widget.  One caveat, it will only work in places that allow javascript.

      1. Paraglider profile image93
        Paragliderposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I am still getting the content encoding error on every hub link, but not on the profile link or the hubpages link. Am I the only one having this issue?

        Could someone please test my widget from somewhere not in the Middle East, and let me know if it works? it is here  http://paranormal-hotel.blogspot.com  thanks very much in advance!

        One extra piece of info: - it gets as far as putting the link into the browser url window and even displays the hubpages favicon, but it doesn't remove the referral code from the url, so I get this:

        http://hubpages.com/_1tx3xfc3jxa95/hub/ … rom-Belief

        Sorry to be a pain, but I'd love this to work because it's a great addition.

        1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
          pauldeedsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          The hub links are created dynamically with javascript, while the 2 links at the bottom are just normal HTML links.  Does it work ok if you click this link from here, just not from the widget?

          http://hubpages.com/_1tx3xfc3jxa95/hub/ … rom-Belief

          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).

    2. funride profile image74
      funrideposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      smile Easy!

      Go to your profile page and click on "Add Veronica Bright's widget to your website" and it is almost done wink.

      edit: I wasn´t fast enough big_smile

  24. Veronica Bright profile image60
    Veronica Brightposted 10 years ago

    Thank you both!  I installed it.  Looks great on my blogger site.
    Great idea!
    V

  25. Ryan Hupfer profile image65
    Ryan Hupferposted 10 years ago

    Glad that you guys are diggin' the widget so far - let us know any issues that come up when you go to install it.

    Rock on with your bad selves... smile

  26. carpesomediem profile image59
    carpesomediemposted 10 years ago

    This is very, very cool!  smile

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image65
      Ryan Hupferposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, but it would be WAY cooler if it could make me coffee in the morning...engineering is working on that as we speak. Well, either that or they're playing Quake again...

      http://youfailit.net/site/img/s_quake3.png

  27. Ryan Hupfer profile image65
    Ryan Hupferposted 10 years ago

    Hey Paraglider!

    I just checked out your blog and it looks like the widget is working great and it's also including the referral link in all of your Hub links.

    Looking good. smile

    1. Paraglider profile image93
      Paragliderposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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!)

  28. Ryan Hupfer profile image65
    Ryan Hupferposted 10 years ago

    No problem, my man.

    I sent something to Paul to see what he thought...we'll see if his geniusness can help us out. smile

  29. Paraglider profile image93
    Paragliderposted 10 years ago

    Thanks Hup - much appreciated!

  30. Paraglider profile image93
    Paragliderposted 10 years ago

    No, that doesn't work either. I'll try a few more PCs in Qatar. I think it must be a local problem, especially as I get the same error on Paul E's widget.

    I'm still going to keep it on the site, as most of my (small) readership is non-Qatari!

    1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
      pauldeedsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Paraglider profile image93
        Paragliderposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Interesting, and thanks for persevering. How would I remove the trackers from the widget?

        1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
          pauldeedsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Just select "None" in the tracker drop down list on the page where you grab the code for your widget.

          1. Paraglider profile image93
            Paragliderposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Great - thanks!

            [Edit] - Done it. That works now, even from Sunny Qatar!

  31. topstuff profile image57
    topstuffposted 10 years ago

    Awesome,thanks

  32. Paraglider profile image93
    Paragliderposted 9 years ago

    Hi Paul - Just to complete the story, I've just upgraded to Firefox 3.1, which has fixed the squashed hubscores on the widget. All is now well, even in Qatar!

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image65
      Ryan Hupferposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So now it's official...QATAR LOVES HUBPAGES!

      I will sleep so much better tonight. smile

  33. Encourager profile image60
    Encouragerposted 9 years ago

    THanks Paul.  I will add it to my blogs. Blessings.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image65
      Ryan Hupferposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome, let us know how it looks once you get it up and running...

  34. LisaG profile image63
    LisaGposted 9 years ago

    Hi Guys,

    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?

  35. Paraglider profile image93
    Paragliderposted 9 years ago

    For the record, the widget seems to work perfectly in the new Google Chrome browser too.

  36. rmshdc profile image61
    rmshdcposted 9 years ago

    love the addition!

  37. Research Analyst profile image83
    Research Analystposted 9 years ago

    I like it, great tool.

  38. profile image0
    multimasteryposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for the cool widget, looks good to me, just added it to my blog!  Looks better than a standard rss feed plus it includes my referral code ~ Sweet!

  39. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 9 years ago

    I must check it out and apply it, thanks for sharing the information. smile

  40. guidebaba profile image56
    guidebabaposted 9 years ago

    Great Widget.

  41. ripplemaker profile image84
    ripplemakerposted 9 years ago

    Hi, widget has been fine since I have placed it in my ripplemaker blog.  Thanks!  smile  pretty cool... smile

  42. mhei profile image64
    mheiposted 9 years ago

    this is really awesome! i already added the widget to my blog site and it looks just great.thanks so much smile

  43. JohnST profile image51
    JohnSTposted 9 years ago

    OK, I am going to display this widget on my blog. Will let you guys know how my hubpage badge is working soon.

  44. wannabwestern profile image92
    wannabwesternposted 9 years ago

    Love the widget. It's on my blog and was easy to add. Thanks!

  45. waynet profile image67
    waynetposted 9 years ago

    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!

    Cheers!

  46. Anti-Valentine profile image95
    Anti-Valentineposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The easiest thing is to add your widget (click the link in your profile and copy the code).

      Then you want to "add a gadget" to your sidebar.  The one you want is "HTML code", if I remember rightly.  Then you just paste the widget code into the box that opens, save and you're set.

      The widget looks nicer than the plain RSS feed and does the same thing, plus it includes your tracker.

      1. ANDR01D profile image91
        ANDR01Dposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Marisa, it worked! Now I know to use this way instead.

    2. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image79
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I would just add your Hub profile to a blogroll.

  47. Abhishek87 profile image58
    Abhishek87posted 9 years ago

    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......

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have it on my Wordpress blog and it works fine.  I just posted the code into a text widget.

      1. Abhishek87 profile image58
        Abhishek87posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, I did the same thing but it doesn't show as it does in blogger. Any ideas what the problem could be ?

 
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