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The updated version can be found here.
This one puts the party’s campaign buttons on a WordPress site and gives you the option to change the number of buttons that are displayed.
If you already have widgets installed as part of your WordPress installation, you can try this widget out yourself. All you need to do to use it:
- Download the ldbuttons.php.txt file and save it or upload it into your widget plug-ins directory under the name ‘ldbuttons.php’
- Go into the ‘Plugins’ area of your WordPress installation and activate the ‘Lib Dem Buttons’ widget.
- Go into the ‘Sidebar Widgets’ section of the ‘Presentation’ area of WordPress, and drag your new ‘Lib Dem Buttons’ widget to the desired location.
Hit ‘Save Changes’
er… that’s it.
If you don’t have widgets installed, head off to Automaticc’s Widgets project page and follow their extremely helpful instructions on how to install widgets and add them to your blog template.
Using my two new bits of kit (a Sony ECM-MS907 Microphone and a Olympus WS-300M digital voice recorder), one old piece of software (Audacity) and one new piece of software (Switch Sound File Conversion Software), I managed to record a couple of podcast recordings for Ming, edit out various train announcements, ticket collectors and refreshment trolleys, convert them to MP3 (via the LAME MP3 encoder) and upload them to Ming’s site.
The original version of the podcast recorded on the train with all the interruptions is very funny: the automatic train announcements demonstrated remarkable comic timing!
Unfortunately it will have to remain unpublished.
However, if anyone has any ideas how to remove the mobile phone pulsing noise that interferes with the second podcast, I would be very grateful!
I’ve uploaded a podcast of Ming’s speech on nuclear energy this morning.
I’ve actually got the entire press conference recorded from beginning to end including journalist questions. Might it be worth starting up a Lib Dem radio podcast that included that kind of content and/or aggregated any Lib Dem podcasts or other audio files around the web?
This one generates the following party campaign buttons shown on the right hand side front page of this site (just below the Lib Dem blogs box):
And when new campaigns are launched nationally, the buttons should update automatically.
Now to widgetise it…
Hat-tip to Will Howells for creating the second Lib Dem widget.
The rather fine ‘Lib Dem blogs’ plug in on the right hand side (of the front page).
Will’s still tweaking it, but let him know if you’d like to try the latest version.
For all the latest news on Lib Dem widgets, check out this blogs ‘widget’ category.
Will has now supplied me with the original code. If you already have widgets installed as part of your WordPress installation, you can try this widget out yourself. All you need to do to use it:
- Download the ldblogbox.php.txt file and save it or upload it into your widget plug-ins directory under the name ‘ldblogbox.php’
- Go into the ‘Plugins’ area of your WordPress installation and activate the ‘LibDemBlogs link box’ widget.
- Go into the ‘Sidebar Widgets’ section of the ‘Presentation’ area of WordPress, and drag your new ‘LibDemBlogs box’ widget to the desired location.
- Hit ‘Save Changes’
er… that’s it.