Build a classic MyBlogLog widget

In this post I will show you how I created my custom widget showcasing mybloglog readers.
In your function.php file add this simple line of code:
<?php
// MyBlogLog
function MyBlogLogWidget()
{
?>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://pub.mybloglog.com/comm2.php?mblID=ReplaceWithYourID&amp;c_width=220&amp;c_sn_opt=n&amp;c_rows=6&amp;c_img_size=h&amp;c_heading_text=&amp;c_color_heading_bg=e0e0d4&amp;c_color_heading=E8A02C&amp;c_color_link_bg=e0e0d4&amp;c_color_link=d54e21&amp;c&amp;c_color_bottom_bg=e0e0d4″></script>
<?php }

//register the sidebar ‘the widget …

In this post I will show you how I created my custom widget showcasing mybloglog readers.

In your function.php file add this simple line of code:

<?php
// MyBlogLog
function MyBlogLogWidget()
{
?>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://pub.mybloglog.com/comm2.php?mblID=ReplaceWithYourID&amp;c_width=220&amp;c_sn_opt=n&amp;c_rows=6&amp;c_img_size=h&amp;c_heading_text=&amp;c_color_heading_bg=e0e0d4&amp;c_color_heading=E8A02C&amp;c_color_link_bg=e0e0d4&amp;c_color_link=d54e21&amp;c&amp;c_color_bottom_bg=e0e0d4"></script>
<?php } 

//register the sidebar 'the widget name', 'the widget function'//
register_sidebar_widget('MyBlogLog Widget', 'MyBlogLogWidget');

?>

That’s it, just replace the “ReplaceWithYourID” with your mybloglog ID. You can also change the width at c_width=220 to what ever you like.

If you look closely at the code you may also see color codes, you may change them to corresponding hex codes, for example: c_color_bottom_bg=e0e0d4 is the color for the bottom background. e0e0d4 is a light gray, we can change it to ffffff and make it white.

That’s it, enjoy!

4 Comments

  1. Danny

    February 5, 2009

    Hello, using your code, I obtain only an empty . have you got any idea?

    Danny´s last blog post..Proprieta’ Font-Weight: solo un browser la supporta

  2. frosty

    February 5, 2009

    Hey Danny,
    Make sure this is pasted into your functions.php and then you should see a ‘widget’ in your widgets area..

  3. Glenn

    March 19, 2009

    Austin,

    This disadvantage of placing widgets in the functions.php file is (I think) they get clobbered on an update of WordPress.

    Again you could use Widgetifyr.com to easily create a stand alone widget.

    Thanks
    Glenn

    • Austin

      March 19, 2009

      Thanks Glenn,
      I will give your service a try with this widget.