Add A Handful of Stones Widget to your blog


Why not have your very own daily ‘stone’ displayed on your blog or website, courtesy of A Handful of Stones?

If you would like to install the widget please follow the instructions below depending on which format your blog is hosted (WordPress, Blogger, TypePad etc.)

If you have any issues or suggestions please leave a comment at the end of the article.

A Handful of Stones Widget on WordPress.com

(If you have a WordPress blog hosted on your own webspace please see the instructions further down the page.)

If you have a blog hosted by WordPress.com. e.g. http://yourblog.wordpress.com/ then follow these instructions:-

  • goto Dashboard
  • click on Appearances
  • add a text/html widget
  • copy and paste the code below into it
  • click Save
  • refresh your blog page

<!--PoetryWidget Ver 1.1 Start--> <div id='PoetryWidget_container' style='height:380px;padding-top:20px;'> <div id='PoetryWidget_widget' style="width:200px;font-family:Georgia, 'Trebuchet MS', Trebuchet, Arial, Verdana, 'lucida grande',tahoma,Sans-Serif;font-size:12px;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:none;background:#ccc none repeat scroll 0 0;border:none;line-height:13px;margin:0 auto;padding:0 0 3px;"> <div id='PoetryWidget_header' style="text-align:left;padding:1px 1px 2px 3px;"><a target="_blank" href='http://www.ahandfulofstones.com/' style="color:#444">A Handful of Stones</a></div> <div id='PoetryWidget_body' style="background-color:#FFFFFF;color:#444444;border-left:1px solid #D8DFEA;border-right:1px solid #D8DFEA;text-align:left;padding:4px;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><IMG SRC="http://www.touchtree.co.uk/widget/images/pingpong.png" alt="" border="0"> </td></tr><tr><td> <div style='text-align:left;padding:0;font-size:9px;'>Widget available from <a target="_blank" href="http://writingdramatica.wordpress.com/add-a-handful-of-stones-widget-to-your-blog/">writingdramatica</a><IMG height="2" SRC=http://www.touchtree.co.uk/widget/vitsWord.php width="2" alt="" border="0"></div> </td></tr></table> </div></div></div><!--PoetryWidget End-->

A Handful of Stones Widget on Blogger.com

If you have a blog hosted by Blogger.com. e.g. http://yourblog.blogspot.com/ then follow these instructions:-

  • sign into your Blogger account
  • on your home page click on Layout
  • click on Add a Gadget on the right hand side
  • in the pop up window click on the HTML/Javascript gadget
  • add a title for the gadget if you wish
  • copy and paste the code below into the content box
  • click Save
  • refresh your blog page

<!--PoetryWidget Ver 1.1 Start--> <div id='PoetryWidget_container' style='height:380px;padding-top:20px;'> <div id='PoetryWidget_widget' style="width:200px;font-family:Georgia, 'Trebuchet MS', Trebuchet, Arial, Verdana, 'lucida grande',tahoma,Sans-Serif;font-size:12px;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:none;background:#ccc none repeat scroll 0 0;border:none;line-height:13px;margin:0 auto;padding:0 0 3px;"> <div id='PoetryWidget_header' style="text-align:left;padding:1px 1px 2px 3px;"><a target="_blank" href='http://www.ahandfulofstones.com/' style="color:#444">A Handful of Stones</a></div> <div id='PoetryWidget_body' style="background-color:#FFFFFF;color:#444444;border-left:1px solid #D8DFEA;border-right:1px solid #D8DFEA;text-align:left;padding:4px;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><IMG SRC="http://www.touchtree.co.uk/widget/images/pingpong.png" alt="" border="0"> </td></tr><tr><td> <div style='text-align:left;padding:0;font-size:9px;'>Widget available from <a target="_blank" href="http://writingdramatica.wordpress.com/add-a-handful-of-stones-widget-to-your-blog/">writingdramatica</a><IMG height="2" SRC=http://www.touchtree.co.uk/widget/vitsBlog.php width="2" alt="" border="0"></div> </td></tr></table> </div></div></div> <!--PoetryWidget End-->

A Handful of Stones Widget on Your Own Webspace

If you have a WordPress blog hosted on your own webspace or just a website of your own e.g. http://http://www.yourwebsite.com then follow these instructions:-

If it’s a WordPress blog:-

  • goto Dashboard
  • click on Appearances
  • add a text/html widget
  • copy and paste the code below into it
  • click Save
  • refresh your blog page

If it’s just your own webspace:-

  • copy and paste the code below into a suitable part of your page

<!--PoetryWidget Ver 1.1 Start--> <div id='PoetryWidget_container' style='height:380px;padding-top:20px;'> <div id='PoetryWidget_widget' style="width:200px;font-family:Georgia, 'Trebuchet MS', Trebuchet, Arial, Verdana, 'lucida grande',tahoma,Sans-Serif;font-size:12px;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:none;background:#ccc none repeat scroll 0 0;border:none;line-height:13px;margin:0 auto;padding:0 0 3px;"> <div id='PoetryWidget_header' style="text-align:left;padding:1px 1px 2px 3px;"><a target="_blank" href='http://www.ahandfulofstones.com/' style="color:#444">A Handful of Stones</a></div> <div id='PoetryWidget_body' style="background-color:#FFFFFF;color:#444444;border-left:1px solid #D8DFEA;border-right:1px solid #D8DFEA;text-align:left;padding:4px;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><IMG SRC="http://www.touchtree.co.uk/widget/images/pingpong.png" alt="" border="0"> </td></tr> <tr><td><div style='text-align:left;padding:0;font-size:9px;'>Widget available from <a target="_blank" href="http://writingdramatica.wordpress.com/add-a-handful-of-stones-widget-to-your-blog/">writingdramatica</a><script type="text/javascript"> var AHOScurrentURL=window.location.href; document.write('<IMG height="2" SRC="http://www.touchtree.co.uk/widget/vitsMj.php?ch='+AHOScurrentURL+'"') </script></div></td></tr> </table> </div></div></div> <!--PoetryWidget End-->

A Handful of Stones Widget on Typepad

If you have a blog hosted by http://www.typepad.com e.g. http://yourblog.typepad.com/ then follow these instructions:-

  • Sign into your TypePad account first. (Important! Doesn’t seem to work if you don’t do this first!)
  • Go to this link to view the Widget page: Widgetbox
  • On the right hand side under the big green ‘Get Widget‘ banner, click on ‘more’.
  • Click on the TypePad icon.
  • Follow the instructions on the pop up box that appears.
  • That should be it!

(These instructions are also available from touchtree )


19 Comments on “Add A Handful of Stones Widget to your blog”

  1. Kate Bacon says:

    Hello

    I’d love to have this widget on my Typepad blog…can you have a go please?

    Thanks

    Kate x

  2. Gary Wilson says:

    Hi Kate,

    Thanks for the interest.

    I shall certainly have a go. I’ll let you know how I get on!

    Gary

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  4. Great job, Gary! Thank you. :)

  5. Dina says:

    I have typepad as well and would like one of these widgets on my blog. Please give it a go for me.

    • Gary Wilson says:

      I’m looking into it as we speak though it is not, unfortunately, as easy as it may seem! :-(

      I’ll let you know how I get on.

      Thanks for the request and interest in the widget though!

  6. Dina says:

    Thanks Gary. And believe me, anything outside of the realm of “email” is difficult as far as I’m concerned.

  7. b says:

    I love this widget and have posted it at the top of my side bar. Thank you.

    b

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  10. chrisd says:

    Just joined. How could I not?

  11. wrensong says:

    I thought this widget would allow me to post my own Small Stones but when I installed the widget what got posted to my blog was the one from Christopher Vola for January 7th. Did I misunderstand?

    • Gary Wilson says:

      Hi,
      Sorry for the (VERY) late reply. If you write a small stone (and I hope you do!), you then have to submit it to Fiona’s Site ‘A Handful of Stones’ for moderation. If she likes it, she’ll let you know and tell you the publication date. Then on that day every website that displays the widget (And there are lots!) will show your small stone and you’ll be famous! ;-))
      For a day! :-(
      That’s basically how it works. It has to be controlled centrally or could become a bit of a free for all!
      So, have a go, Fiona doesn’t bite!

  12. I think there is more to the story.

  13. I just activated this widget on my blog, thank you for making this possible!

    http://turnsofendearment.wordpress.com/


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