Thursday, July 26, 2007

How to Widgetize your RSS feeds?

Here is a step-by-step guide to Widgetize (Desktop or Web) your (or any) RSS feed, just like the one on this blog on the right (Web-based), powered by MuseStorm.
  1. Go here, if you haven't already joined or else here to login.

  2. You will be taken to the 'Dashboard' after logging in.

  3. Click on the button 'Widgetize a Feed'

  4. Enter your feed URL (e.g. if you have a BLOGGER account, your feed would be 'http://www.[blog-name]') & Click on 'Add Feed'.

  5. In the Widgetize Feed form that pops up after step 4, enter mandatory (*) and optional fields - also 'check' on 'Web Widgets' + 'Desktop Widgets' (currently supports 'Yahoo Widgets' & 'Google Gadgets')

  6. If all goes well, you will see 'Your widgets are ready!'

  7. You can download the Desktop Widgets or click on 'view' for the Web Widget to configure it.

  8. When 'configured', click on 'widgetize' to get the code for 'Web-Widget' to be put on any website.

  9. In case of blogger, the instructions (directly copied from the source) are:

    1. Login to your Blogger account

    2. Select your blog from the dashboard

    3. Click the "Layout" link

    4. Select "Add a page element"

    5. Select a "HTML/JavaScript" element

    6. Give the element a title and paste the HTML snippet into the content field

    7. Hit "Save changes"

    8. OR, directly edit the template's HTML
Happy Widgetizing!
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