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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Javascript Widgets: A Bust

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A teaser: Coming Real Soon!

Apologies to Mission Impossible
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I found out today that if you're using a free Wordpress blog you are unable to include javascript widgets... meaning, it's impossible to add the "Sonlight Moments" widget to your Wordpress blog. That's disappointing to me.

[Hat Tip: Megan]

Web gurus I know laud the praises of Wordpress... if you own server space and can host the thing yourself. I've had people tell me that I should move my blogs to Wordpress, where I will have more control and permanence. But after bumping into this issue today, I'm very happy I'm with Blogger.

Of course, I've noticed that Blogger has lately been more finicky and less reliable than I would like. So, I don't know. I'm certainly not moving any time real soon--unless something crazy goes down--but I do like to know what options are out there.

So, two comment options today:

1. Guess what is now in Sonlight's warehouse and will be available soon.

2. Tell me about the blogging tools you use and what you like about them. Then I'll be able to add your blog to my list of daily reads (if you aren't already in my Google Reader).

Friends, Readers, Bloggers: Lend me your comments!

~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father

6 comments:

Emily said...

Ah, yes. I like to think of Wordpress as a strict parent. They don't let you do anything you want to and when you ask "why?" they answer "because I said so" or worse (I actually got this one once) "it doesn't benefit us any."

I originally switched there from Xanga--which I don't think any web gurus laud...but at least they make it easy to do whatever you want with your blog. They're also quite genial and good at providing the services their users ask for (regardless of whether or not it benefits them).

Kelsey said...

That is exactly why I refuse to use wordpress!

I am Marcia. said...

On comment option #1: We are terribly excited about MT3!!! I've got 3 big fans here...um...ok...5 if you count me and dad.

On #2: Sorry...I'm still too new to blogging to understand it all, but I like Blogger. Hubby uses WP and it's been a bit of a hassle.

Blessings,
Marcia

Luke said...

Emily,

That is a really funny analogy. I have a Xanga account, but never use it.

Thanks for stopping by, Kelsey. I've never tried Typepad.

Marcia, you get 15 points! I'm still waiting for the moment when I can formally announce it. <squirms impatiently> I really want to get the word out!

~Luke

Oliver said...

Personally, I don't like Wordpress.com or Wordpress.org, after using both for a while, and then moving to Blogger, I can say that I enjoy Blogger much more.

Luke said...

Thanks, Oliver, for taking the time to comment! Appreciate another Blogger fan <smile>.

~Luke


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