Tech blogs are back

I just finished reading my feeds today and there are a TON of great blogs out there — I probably put about 100 items on my link blog. I wish I could put Widgets on my blog cause Google Reader now has a little Widget that lets you put the latest 10 items in a box on your blog (WordPress.com, the blog host I use, blocks most of them).

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  1. You can use a RSS widget in WordPress. In the WordPress Dashboard/admin go to Presentation > Sidebar Widgets, then add a new RSS widget. Use the RSS feed URL from your Google Reader shared page. For example mine is:
    http://www.google.com/reader/public/atom/user/09125226913164016368/state/com.google/broadcast

    I did this on my blog. See “What I’m reading” in my sidebar:
    http://projecthtpc.wordpress.com/

    I also did the samething with Twitter (What I’m doing in my sidebar) although since its performance has been slow my tweets haven’t been showing up regularly.

  2. You can use a RSS widget in WordPress. In the WordPress Dashboard/admin go to Presentation > Sidebar Widgets, then add a new RSS widget. Use the RSS feed URL from your Google Reader shared page. For example mine is:
    http://www.google.com/reader/public/atom/user/09125226913164016368/state/com.google/broadcast

    I did this on my blog. See “What I’m reading” in my sidebar:
    http://projecthtpc.wordpress.com/

    I also did the samething with Twitter (What I’m doing in my sidebar) although since its performance has been slow my tweets haven’t been showing up regularly.

  3. The best solution I found to WordPress 2.1 stripping Javascript is to install Otto’s ScriptEnabler Plugin (http://ottodestruct.com). Simple and works a charm.

    The programmer hasn’t got anything about this on his website, but I found instructions and a copy of the plugin here. http://www.lifeaftercoffee.com/2007/02/26/put-javascript-in-your-wordpress-posts-with-script-enabler/

    I hope this helps, because it seems lots of people have been battling with this problem.

  4. The best solution I found to WordPress 2.1 stripping Javascript is to install Otto’s ScriptEnabler Plugin (http://ottodestruct.com). Simple and works a charm.

    The programmer hasn’t got anything about this on his website, but I found instructions and a copy of the plugin here. http://www.lifeaftercoffee.com/2007/02/26/put-javascript-in-your-wordpress-posts-with-script-enabler/

    I hope this helps, because it seems lots of people have been battling with this problem.

  5. Robert, almost any other WordPress based provider will allow javascript plugins. WordPress.com has a religious aversion to them – change now and be happy.

  6. Robert, almost any other WordPress based provider will allow javascript plugins. WordPress.com has a religious aversion to them – change now and be happy.