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Common Widgets not available (8 posts)

  1. rajesh0228
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I do not see these widgets in WordPress.org which exists in WordPress.com:
    Blog Subscription
    Search
    Top Clicks
    Top Post
    Recent Posts

    How do I include these?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The Search and Recent Posts widgets are available in WP under Appearance/Widgets. By Blog Subscription, I assume you mean registration - in which case, you'll either need to use the Meta widget or add the wp_register template tag to your theme. As for the others, you'll need to look for suitable plugins.

  3. rajesh0228
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    esmi, by Blog Subscription I mean subscribe 2 receive alerts about updation on my site.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Is there an RSS subscription (in other words, a link to your RSS feed) or were you sending out an email to a list of subscribers? If it's the former, you can add the link by editing your theme template files. If it's the latter, you'll need a plugin.

  5. rajesh0228
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    esmi, I am not talking about RSS or sending out emails 2 subscribers.

    In WordPress.com we've Blog Subscription widget using which anyone can fill up a form to receive auto updates about my site in their Inbox. I want this subscription form. If there's a plugin 4 this can you please give me the link.

    Coming back 2 RSS, isn't there a RSS widget already? Why do we need to "add the link by editing your theme template files."?

  6. rajesh0228
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Btw esmi, is there any special merit of RSS over the Blog Subscription widget I want?

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    In WordPress.com we've Blog Subscription widget using which anyone can fill up a form to receive auto updates about my site in their Inbox.

    That sounds like an email plugin to me - just one that perhaps send emails out automatically when a new post is published. I'm pretty sure I've seen plugins for this previously in the Plugins Directory.

    is there any special merit of RSS over the Blog Subscription widget I want

    RSS allows other sites - as well as individual subscribers - to pick up a list of your recent posts. I'm fairly sure that it also imposes far less strain on your server resources generally compared to emails.

    You might want to have a look for a Feedburner plugin. Feedburner combines both RSS and email by allowing people to sign up to receive emails based on an updated RSS feed.

  8. hodyshoran
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Any Plugin available that will give me the Top Clicks widgets from .com in my new wordpress.org page? Would be awesome!

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