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Any plans for askbot to have widgets?

asked 2011-01-12 15:54:59 -0600

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updated 2011-01-21 19:19:43 -0600

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For example if a webmaster wanted to include a part of askbot on their site.

like this

where it says Latest Q&A about Vietnam

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Is thar particular widget available anywhere?
Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2011-01-12 16:58:27 -0600 )edit
here is what i am talking about
xdot gravatar imagexdot ( 2011-01-12 23:18:28 -0600 )edit
OK I see what you mean. Will do by the end of January or earlier - at least in the basically functional form.
Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2011-01-13 01:12:58 -0600 )edit
Wow awesome I think this would really set it apart from all the other forks :)
xdot gravatar imagexdot ( 2011-01-13 02:36:41 -0600 )edit

I agree this would be a much used feature. Most sites would want to feature latest questions on their main site. See other examples at:

gmustuk gravatar imagegmustuk ( 2012-01-16 18:58:26 -0600 )edit

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answered 2011-01-12 16:17:31 -0600

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updated 2012-01-16 19:00:57 -0600

Done, please go to "settings"->"embeddable widgets" as admin for more instructions.

Could be better explained though.

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Thanks. I'll have to get askbot installed first to be able to check this out. :)

gmustuk gravatar imagegmustuk ( 2012-01-16 19:03:18 -0600 )edit

If you'd like to try now, register at and I'll make you a site admin.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-01-16 19:04:52 -0600 )edit

Thanks Evgeny, I registered on the test website. Will wait for your message so I can test the admin section. Thanks!

gmustuk gravatar imagegmustuk ( 2012-01-17 10:05:14 -0600 )edit

There is a problem with the encoding maybe. German "Umlaute" (öüä) don't works in the widget view. no utf-8 charset used? (sry, but i don't find a bug reporting page here :))

Edur gravatar imageEdur ( 2012-09-16 09:14:29 -0600 )edit

@Edur, thanks I will look into that, btw in the next release widgets will be re-worked. If you take code from the repository you can test out that functionality.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-09-16 11:31:51 -0600 )edit

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