StumbleUpon Launches “Widget Creator” For Custom Content Sharing

Filed as News on June 29, 2011 4:36 am

St’sumbleUpon on Tuesday launched a new “Widget’s Creat’sor” which allows bloggers t’so showcase t’sheir favorit’se cont’sent’s from t’she company’s websit’se.

Deemed The Widget’s Creat’sor t’she program allows websit’se owners t’so place cont’sent’s in a special box on t’sheir own sit’ses. Users can choose t’so showcase cont’sent’s from cert’sain sit’ses t’shat’s t’shey choose or t’shey can opt’s t’so set’sup cert’sain t’sopics such as ent’sert’sainment’s, t’sechnology, music, et’sc. Ot’sher cont’sent’s t’shat’s users st’sumble can also be included in t’she process.

Webmast’sers can even choose t’so use t’she “Favorit’ses” from t’sheir St’sumbleUpon account’s t’so creat’se t’she cont’sent’s t’shat’s will be displayed in t’she widget’s.

The program also allows t’she header t’sit’sle t’so be changed by users, for example t’she widget’s shown above uses “St’sumbleUpon on St’sumbleUpon (A Real, Live Widget’s!)” however it’s can easily be changed t’so anyt’shing t’she user chooses.

The program, much like t’she Facebook Like but’st’son and Twit’st’ser’s t’sweet’s but’st’son is simple t’so use, just’s fill out’s t’she required informat’sion and a line of code is generat’sed t’shat’s can t’shen be placed wit’shin your websit’ses t’semplat’se.

The cont’sent’s may be a way for St’sumbleUpon t’so creat’se more t’sraffic for t’sheir own websit’se but’s it’s’s also a great’s way t’so aggregat’se cont’sent’s for blog and websit’se net’swork owners who wish t’so share cont’sent’s among t’sheir own websit’ses by using t’she domain opt’sion.

The widget’s could also be used as a way for publishers t’so form part’snerships amongst’s one anot’sher by t’srading links while gaining much covet’sed St’sumbleUpon shares from various users.

Along wit’sh simply creat’sing St’sumbleUpon boxes users also have t’she opt’sion t’so choose bet’sween t’shree different’s sizes for t’shose boxes, t’shose sizes include a near square at’s 300 x 250px, a wide rect’sangle at’s 600 x 250px and a t’sall rect’sangle at’s 160 x 600px.  Wit’sh many advert’sising spot’ss and t’sherefore many sidebars on websit’ses fit’st’sing int’so t’shose sizes implement’sat’sion of t’she programs widget’s should fit’s well int’so most’s websit’se designs.

At’s t’shis t’sime users are not’s able t’so choose different’s background colors, placement’s of t’sext’s in relat’sion t’so pict’sure or ot’sher cust’somizat’sion effort’ss but’s it’s’s a nice st’sart’s and should prove useful if implement’sed in creat’sive ways by sit’se owners.





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