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Create your own multifeed widget

Today I’d like to show you how you can create your own widget with a few feeds, without typing any code. In less than 5 minutes, you will get a widget like this one:

var BW = new UWA.BlogWidget({moduleUrl:’http://cdn.netvibes.com/modules/multipleFeeds/multipleFeeds.php?provider=netvibes’}); BW.setConfiguration({‘title’:’Netvibes.com Blog’, ‘height’:’339′});

The first thing you have to do, is go to eco.netvibes.com and click on “Create widget”.

Then, you have to choose which type of widget you want to create. In our case, we are going to select “Create a multifeed widget”.

On the next page, you are presented with the widget creator interface. On the left, you can see the widget parameters. On the right, is a live preview of the final widget. Enter the name and the feed URL for each tab of the widget. If you need more than two tabs, simply click on “Add a feed”.

Below the feed list, there a customization box for adding an image as header. You can upload a picture, crop it and change the background color.

Once your widget fully configured, press the button “Next step”.

In this next step, you have to enter information about your widget such as the title, the description or tags. This step is important because it ensures that your widget will be correctly indexed in the directory.

When done, just hit “Next step” to save you widget. That’s it! You can now install the widget on your page and share it with all your friends.

If you need to build a more complex widget, check out our Developers Network website. You will find all the documentation needed for coding an UWA widget that runs on Netvibes and many other widget platforms.

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