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From Matt Raible <>
Subject Re: Incorporate site level change (Adding Widgets)
Date Mon, 25 Feb 2008 21:46:10 GMT
If you google for OpenSocial, you should find Google's site on  
OpenSocial. Basically, it's a JavaScript API that makes it possible  
for people to create "social applications" (for FaceBook, LinkedIn,  
Orkurt, etc.) and publish them to an "open social container".

If you need a widget that doesn't need interactivity in the form of  
saving information, you could probably roll-your-own and use an  
include mechanism to put it on all blogs. You could use an iframe or  
a JavaScript script that writes out what you want to display to the  
user. It doesn't sound like you need to gather any information from  
Roller's database in this widget - do you?


On Feb 19, 2008, at 2:22 PM, Abhijeet Anand wrote:

> The widgets will be interactive in the sense that users can click  
> on them,
> the widget will in turn make hit to a 3rd party server, fetch some  
> data and
> display it.
> Something like say as RSS widget.* Is there a way to integrate a  
> widget like
> this through my site..?
> *
> I am still not sure what OpenSocial container means,  could you please
> provide some insite on this, or may be a good link from where I can  
> gather
> more information.
> -- 
> Cheers.. :)
> Abhijeet
> On Feb 19, 2008 4:12 PM, Matt Raible <> wrote:
>> Are these widgets going to be interactive or read-only? For
>> interactive widgets, I believe Dave has thought about making  
>> Roller an
>> OpenSocial container.
>> Matt
>> On Feb 19, 2008 1:50 PM, Abhijeet Anand <>  
>> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am the administrator of a multi user blog site powered by  
>>> roller.Userson
>>> my site can create there individual blogs.
>>> Now I have a requirement where in I want to incorporate site level
>> change
>>> (effecting all the blogs on this site).
>>> To be specific I want to incorporate 2 widgets, which I want  
>>> should be
>>> available at the frontpage of each blog,
>>> irrespective of the template which the user has for his blog.
>>> Could somebody provide me information on how to achieve this..?
>>> The only direction which I can think of is to manually going and
>> changing
>>> the templates (themes) to incorporate this,
>>> at the same time restricting the users to customize the themes,  
>>> but I am
>> not
>>> sure is this the right way.
>>> The site is still not live, its in the testing phase, but I would  
>>> very
>> well
>>> like this feature to be available on my site before I go live.
>>> I would appreciate any comments from all.
>>> --
>>> Thanks
>>> Abhijeet
>>> e-mail:
>> --

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