Recent Droppers Widget for Blogger

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Entrecard Droppers Widget for BloggerIf you are using Entrecard for building up your traffic, then this widget is for you. I am going to call this as Recent Droppers widget for Blogger/ Blogspot. You may call this as Latest Droppers widget or Entrecard Droppers widget or as you may wish.

The widget is meant to display the links of recent droppers from Entrecard on your sidebar. This list will be a dynamic one and will change as entrecarders drop into your Entrecard widget. The idea is to reward all your droppers for a short period of time with a link to their blog. Now, I will explain how to install the widget. It is going to be very simple.

How to install the widget?
  1. Log in to your Entrecard account

  2. On the top right hand corner of your Dashboard, look for the orange colour feed button

    Entrecard Feed Button

  3. Click on the feed button

  4. This will open a new window. Look at the address bar in your browser window. The address should look like "". Copy the address; we need to use this later in Blogger to create the widget

  5. Now, log in to your Blogger account

  6. On your Blogger Dashboard, click on the "Layout" link

    Layout Link

  7. This will take you to the "Page Elements" tab. Decide where you want to insert the recent droppers widget and click on the "Add a Gadget" link accordingly.

    Gadget Link

  8. Scroll down the list, find a gadget titled "Feed" and click on the "+" button

  9. This will open the "Configure Feed" window. Here, you need to paste the URL copied from Entrecard (Refer to step 4). Click on the "Continue" button

    Configure Feed

  10. If you have pasted the feed URL correctly, you should see a prview of your recent droppers in the window now

    Configure Feed

  11. Blogger allows you to display a maximum of 5 droppers. If you want to display less than 5 links, select the number accordingly. Once you are satisfied, click "Save"

That completes the installation of your recent Entrecard droppers widget. Feel free to post your queries here, if you have any. Please subscribe to my feed if you like this post


Web-Betty October 13, 2008 at 4:59 AM  

This is great for Blogspot. I'd love to see one for Wordpress. :)

Manick October 13, 2008 at 6:18 PM  

Hi Web-Betty,

Thanks for your comments. I certainly believe there should be one for Wordpress already. Please do a search and you should be able to find it.

Kurt Avish October 19, 2008 at 9:15 PM  

Nice widget. Thanks for letting us know. By the way nice blog. Am here first time.

L Web October 20, 2008 at 12:08 AM  

Very interesting post thanks for sharing.

Manick October 20, 2008 at 8:34 PM  

Hi Kurt Avish: Thanks for your comments. I welcome you to my blog. Hope you will come back again.

Hi L Web: Thanks for your comments.

The Diva November 9, 2008 at 12:11 PM  

Thanks- that's a neat trick.


Manick November 9, 2008 at 7:21 PM  

Hi "The Diva",

Thanks for your comments.

techniqueal t. November 12, 2008 at 4:46 PM  

haven't got the chance to install EC yet but this widget looks pretty useful. i like the way you post tutorials - simple and easy to follow. keep it up! ^_^

Manick November 12, 2008 at 5:18 PM  

Hi Techniqueal,

Entrecard is useful, but needs you to put in some extra effort. I would suggest Entrecard for newcomers to create an awareness about your blog. Also, EC provides a way to get visitors for blogs that don't get visitors from search engines.

Zone December 13, 2008 at 3:22 PM  

Thanks for this, its something I would not have thought of. Adding it to my blog asap.

Manick December 14, 2008 at 7:03 AM  

Hi Zone,

Thanks. Hope you find the widget useful.

budidaya tanaman January 28, 2009 at 2:51 PM  

thanks for your info. smile for you today. exchange link?

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