Would you like to learn more about Cluster Maps? Would you like a Cluster Map on your site or blog? For an overview of Cluster Maps read my post from a few days ago. Yesterday’s post starts the process of signing up for Cluster Maps and shares how to install a Cluster map on Blogger. Today we will work with WordPress widgets. Tomorrow we will work with WordPress for those who do not use widgets and perhaps we will finish and work with regular websites too.
The Duchess, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
Hopefully you have read yesterday’s post and have already copied the code you need for the Cluster Map. If you need to, go back and get the code from the Cluster Maps site. For most cases option A is just fine.
If you use widgets, login to your admin panel. Then go to “Presentation” to “Widgets.” Widgets will be on the line underneath Presentations after you choose Presentations.
Look to see if you have a “text” widget under “Available Widgets.” If you do not see a text widget that is there, go further down the page to “Text Widgets” and choose one or more text widgets. Then click “save.”
Grab one of the “text” widgets under “Widgets Available.” Drag it to the “Sidebar.” Double click the little icon on the top right with a blue bar and a couple of black lines underneath it. It will open into a box that you can put the info into. If you want, there is a place for a title – like “Cluster Map” or “Stats.” Then in the larger box underneath the title, paste the code for you Cluster Map. Then close the box with a click onto the “X” on the upper right.
To the right of the “Sidebar,” across the work space, there is Save Changes” – click on that. Alternatively, underneath “Available Widgets”, on the the right, is “Save Changes” – click on that.
Then … ta da!!! Go the “View Site” (next to the name of your blog) and see how gorgeous your map looks.Â It will be empty for now, but soon your little red dots will start to show up as we all coming visiting you!!
Aside – If your blog is hosted on WordPress (that is, if www.yourname.wordpress.com is your blog), then I think you will need to use option B or option D. I am not sure. You can try and see which works … and perhaps leave us a comment so we can all learn. I just know there are some restrictions that aren’t there if you host your blog yourself. If you run into problems, email me or make a comment and I will see if we can’t get it figured out.
I hope this is being useful to someone! As always, I am delighted to hear how you are doing! Thank you for following with me through using Cluster Maps!
~ Diane Clancy