Widgets!

widgets.pngWe’ve got Widgets!

Put a video, calendar, spreadsheet, poll, chat room, slideshow, map, or any other tool, gadget, or plugin on your Wikispace now.

Wikispaces is not only a great tool, but it’s a great place to bring together other web tools. We’ve been hard at work and have just released a much more friendly, powerful, and useful way for you to choose, use, and manage widgets on Wikispaces.

tv.pngIt starts with the Widget button on our toolbar (it looks like a little TV) which leads you to a handy list of widgets that you can use, along with helpful instructions where neccessary.

spreadsheets.pngOur new widget tool is one more part of our plan to make Wikispaces easy to use and simple, while still delighting you with great features.

Try it out, and let us know what you think. Tomorrow, we unveil another nifty feature that will help you work with files in the same way you can now work with widgets. Stay tuned.

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23 Comments

  1. Nicolecsch
    Posted September 4, 2007 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    What happened to the embeded media thing? I do not understand Widgets and cannot get my HTML to work properly. How do I embed my own codes with the new Widgets?

  2. Posted September 4, 2007 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    I left you an email – but a quick pointer…

    New widgets box is nifty… but it places the embed at the top of the page and not with the cursor.

    Best wishes.

  3. Posted September 4, 2007 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Nicole,

    Just click “Other HTML” in the widget box to get the basic embedded media box. Still works same as before.

  4. Posted September 4, 2007 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Kristian.

    We’re on it.

  5. Posted September 4, 2007 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Very, very nice. We’ve been a little frustrated that we had to go out to Google Calendar separately from the rest of our team documentation on our wiki–this really helps to keep it all in one place. Thank you!

  6. Posted September 5, 2007 at 2:48 am | Permalink

    This is a wonderful addition to Wikispaces. I can’t wait to show the kids at school tomorrow how easy it now is to embedd something new into their wikis. I love how it prompts us to check out some of the other applications there are out there but also allows us to use our old favourites if they aren’t on your list.
    Great job and keep up the good work.

  7. Phil
    Posted September 5, 2007 at 3:32 am | Permalink

    Great. Just great. Placement as Kristian says, but thanks.

  8. Michael Jones
    Posted September 6, 2007 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Juicy…one of the few things I was envious of in PBWiki… Looks nice, can’t wait to try it out.

  9. bghost
    Posted September 7, 2007 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Is there a way to resize the widget that is embeded? I am trying to put in a spreadsheet from Zoho but it is super small.

  10. Posted September 10, 2007 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    If it is a custom widget (if the image appears says “custom”) then the HTML code that you used determines the size. Look for parameters like “height” and “width” and increase the numbers. You can make changes and use the “preview” button to see if they get any bigger.

    Dom

  11. Posted September 22, 2007 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    I would like to add a widget that I have on my Mac Dashboard to my classroom wiki. Can I do that?

  12. Posted September 24, 2007 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    Hi kathie,

    I don’t think it’s possible to embed Mac Dashboard widgets in web pages. I’m a Mac user myself and I’d love to do the same!

    Out of curiosity, what kind of widget are you interested in using? We might be able to recommend something similar that’s built for use on web pages.

    James

  13. Posted September 27, 2007 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    Widgetbox är ett ställe man kan bygga egna widgets..

  14. Posted September 27, 2007 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Opps swedish…You can build your own widgets at widgetbox…early morning

  15. Posted September 28, 2007 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Hello everyone.

    The single importance of the Internet is to keep it open, and follow the principles of cultural democracy [ a free area of free expression according to ones sincerest belifes or cultural aspirations ], which in turn, likewise, mounts through this electronic communication media, intercultural communications which all with the wiki monogram, prefix, and / or title has well served.

    Any technological additions to the simple keyboard typed word adds to the overall mission which the Internet as already proved it can serve, and thus wikispaces will always be commended for its further modifications and market advances as well.

    Respectfully,

    Mr. Roger M. Christian

  16. John
    Posted September 28, 2007 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    Embedding Google Calendars is important to me. Thanks for implementing it. One problem: You require that I share my calendar, which I won’t do. Google does provide private URLs and other private access methods for private calendars. Could you implement something that uses private access? Currently, my wiki has simple hyperlinks pointing to my school’s private calendars, but I’d like to replace those private hyperlinks with embedded calendars. Thank you guys for making the wikis more useful!

    Also, I am a web developer, so if this request is a low priority for you, but something you want to do, and you think I could make it a higher priority for you if I were to research it and tell you more or less how to implement it, let me know. I’m busy, but I would like to get this working. Thanks again.

  17. Adrian
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Can you integrate the freemind (.mm) mindmaps also? (There is a plugin on their site.) Thank you.

  18. jo
    Posted January 15, 2008 at 4:06 am | Permalink

    HI,

    I am desperateto find a ‘teachertube’ widget to upload teachertube video to my wiki………no luck so far, please help! I have tried to upload it through the other widgets but it doesn’t work!

    any suggestions would be helpful!
    thanks
    jo

  19. Posted January 15, 2008 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Jo,

    Teachertube is in there. Just click the widget button, then Video, then the TeacherTube icon.

  20. Tamara
    Posted January 24, 2008 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for adding the widget option! Is it possible to get a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet into my wikispace? I’ve tried generating a webpage file in Excel, then viewing and copying the source, but the widget window says it is not html…

    Thanks,

    Tamara

  21. Posted January 24, 2008 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Tamara,

    Are you trying to upload a Excel document on to a webpage that every can view? If so, try saving the file as a web page and then use our Image Upload tool to place the view on your page.

    Alternatively, if you would like others to edit it on your wikipage, you could use Google Docs in our embed tool.

    Let me know if you need further clarificaiton.

    Best,
    Sarah

  22. Posted June 11, 2008 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    This is a great addition to the site and really makes it easier to make a great wiki! thanks bunches!

  23. Elicia
    Posted July 9, 2008 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Is it possible to use an icon as a hyperlink to another page instead of text?

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