The following posts all deal with widgets:
Working with WordPress Widgets
WordPress blogroll, links widget, categories widget
About pages and widgets for profiles and bios
WordPress: Placing images in text widgets
Perplexing New Features: Multiple Category Widgets and Tagging
Text Links in Posts, Pages and Text Widgets
Adding scroll bars to text widgets
nice Article would be damn useful for the noobs.
Just 5 months ago I was a “noob” and I had a very frustrating interlude trying to “master” my widgets. If you ever need a good belly laugh then read this thread from the wordpress support forum searchbox which I think of as the “kill the widgets!” thread http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=1831&replies=19
Nothing I’ve read answers this question for me: why do my posts not show up in Tag Surfer? They DO show up in individual tag lists like Tag:Poetry. Is it because I’ve tried to do without the Categories widget? Trying to solve the problem by adding a category list didn’t help. All ten of my tags apply to every post. When configured, my posts still didn’t appear. I’ve noticed tag lists are propagated under a nonsecure url like http://wordpress.com/tags/poetry
while tag surfer is organized under
Does that account for the difference?
Any advice you have would be appreciated.
It’s my understanding that at wordpress “tags” and “categories” are synonmous terms. It’s also my understanding that unless you use the categories widget your technorati categories/tags will not be recorded on the tag page and therefore will not show up in the tag surfer. I think you should send in a feedback to sysadmin along with the link to the forum thread and to this post on my blog. That way we will both get a definitive answer and you can take the appropriate course of action so your posts are included in the tag surfer.
thanks for making this tip, i sure learned a lot from it!
You’re welcome. I’m glad it was useful. Happy blogging!
Very useful stuff here for me. thankyou very much. I’m just starting. I’m in Canada too. Take care
Thanks a lot for the article
You’re very welcome.
That makes me so happy to hear!!! Good luck
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Thanks so much for the information. I believe you have provided the answer to a challenge I’ve had with my blogroll. I’ll give it a try.
Thank you for letting me know the article was useful. Happy blogging.
There is something about ignorance that is untrackable, it evades our cognitive scanners, but your article led me right back to it. Thank you.
Couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t seeing my blogroll. Did some reseach that dropped me here, and voila, problem solved. All this time I was looking for a “blogroll” widget. Nope, it was the “links” widget I wanted. Thanks for the guidance!
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I’m glad to hear you both found your answers in my blog. Happy blogging.
“Regardless of the theme you choose to use to locate the available widgets you click on -> dashboard -> presentation -> sidebar widgets.”
but why i can’t see the SIDEBAR WIDGETS? submenus of the PRESENTATION are: THEMES, EXTRAS, HEMINGWAY OPTIONS (coz i’m using this theme) and EDIT CSS.
ps. i’m using macos 9.2 and netscape 7.0.
I’m sorry to say the theme you have chosen is unusual. It does not come equipped with sidebar widgets as most other themes do. Your alternatives are situated in the footer of the theme.
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Okay, I’m a total newbie and finding this widget stuff confusing. What if I want to have a list on links in my sidebar, with a heading like Categories and Blogroll and then the links listed under it. But as a separate section from Categories and Blogroll. Can I do that? Or is the only way to create a text widget and put the links in there.
Provided that you have selected a theme that does have widgets then there are two separate widgets you use to display Categories and Links. One will list the links you enter into your Blogroll – this widget is called “Links” . The other widget is called Categories.
What’s important is that you understand the relationship between your blogroll entries (links) and categories. Please read the following post to gain that understanding http://bloggersblurt.wordpress.com/2007/01/25/understanding-blogrolls-links-and-categories/
I hope this helps.
Yes that did help! Thank you.
You’re most welcome.
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This is very helpful as I am a newbie. Anyway, I am wondering how blogs (like yours) can have a separate widget/links to other bloggers’ site? I am hoping that I could do this too as well as “categorize” my links, i.e., a. links to favorite blogsites, b. links to other sites, and so on…
Is this possible?
You will find the answer to your question in this post http://bloggersblurt.wordpress.com/2007/01/25/understanding-blogrolls-links-and-categories/
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I am trying to put following code in my text widget . However following lines keep changing when I click on save changes.
I’m sorry but I can’t help you with this. Please post to the forum and get help there.
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