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« on: June 15, 2007, 08:40:52 am »

We have had a number of requests to use the Random Quote Widget on a WordPress blog. 

First, there are two types of WordPress blogs:
  • Free WordPress Hosted Blog: This is a blog hosted by WordPress
  • WordPress Blog Self-Hosted:  This is a blog that you host yourself somewhere using the WordPress blogging software.

For a Free WordPress Hosted Blog, we have bad news.  You can't currently use the Random Quote Widget on these blogs.  Due to the way the free hosted WordPress environment is built, they don't allow users to place widgets like the Random Quote Widget on their site.  (the details are technical, but have to do with WordPress not supporting JavaScript based widgets--like the Random Quote--due to security reasons). 

However, if enough users request the widget, the WordPress team will take a look at the widget and consider it for their officially supported widget list.  So, if you have a blog hosted by WordPress and want to use the Random Quote Widget, contact WordPress Support and let them know you want to use the FocalPower Random Quote Widget!  There is power in numbers...

For WordPress Blog Self-Hosted, we have good news!  You can easily use the Random Quote Widget on a WordPress blog that you host yourself (Actually, the FocalPower Blog is running WordPress software...).  The Random Quote Widget can be installed inside of a Text Widget on the Sidebar within WordPress.  Just log into your WordPress blog's admin console and go to the Presentation tab.  We'll work on building a tutorial for this shortly.
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