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Help! How do you edit a widgit? Novice... (10 posts)

  1. is8enough
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am using the latest wordpress version.

    I am trying to get music into my blog. I have gone through the Sonific process and have the uuid. I have the songspot wordpress widgit plugin installed and activated. I am able to edit the plugin, but I have no idea where the uuid needs to be put in the code. I've tried inserting it in a few places that look likely to me, but after I insert the code, it never stays there. I leave and go view my page and go back to the plugin editor and the code has reverted back to the way it was.

    I need to know how to edit the plugin code and make it stick and WHERE to put the uuid. I'm sorry if this has been asked a million places. I've spent about an hour looking around for an answer to this and I can't find it anywhere. Thanks for helping!!!

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You probably don't put it in the plugin editor. Try putting it in the Widget itself. Go to the Presentation->Sidebar Widgets page. Drag the widget to the sidebars, and then click the config button next to that widget. There is probably somewhere here that you need to paste the UUID into.

    Generally speaking, you *don't* edit plugin code directly to configure it.

  3. is8enough
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You probably don't put it in the plugin editor. Try putting it in the Widget itself. Go to the Presentation->Sidebar

    K - I followed you this far. I don't know what a "widgits page" is tho.

    Drag the widget to the sidebars, and then click the config button next to that widget.

    You totally lost me here. Sorry. I don't see the widgit where I could drag it anywhere and I don't see a config button. Thanks for being patient...I normally can catch on pretty quick to things...

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I fail to see how I could possibly make it any clearer.

    On your WordPress admin screen.
    Click "Presentation".
    On the submenu under that.
    Click "Sidebar Widgets".

    You know? The place where you setup all the Widgets? Where you reposition them? Where you make them show up on your sidebars?

    If you have never done that, then you're not using Widgets.

    Here's an image. Can you make your screen look similar to this?
    http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/6163/untitledjv6.png

  5. is8enough
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm sorry for trying your patience. I wasn't kidding when I said I was a novice.

    My tabs at the top say Themes then Theme Editor. No Sidebar Widgits. Sounds like I need to back up a bit. Maybe you could direct me to a place where this is all broken down into easy to follow steps?

  6. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, if you're not using widgets, then you don't really need to be attempting to use the Songspot Widget Plugin. Just use the normal Songspot plugin instead.

    Perhaps you should back up a whole lot more and explain what it is that you're actually trying to do in the first place. :)

  7. is8enough
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks for hanging in with me. ;)

    To back up, I uploaded the Sidebar and Sonific Songspot widgits and activated them. What do I need to do next to be able to work with them? I don't see "Sidebar Widgit" on a tab at the top under presentation. Sorry - I'm totally lost I fear.

  8. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Again, not far enough.

    Do you want to convert your system to using widgets? Or do you just want to put this song thing in your sidebar? The two things are not the same.

  9. is8enough
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks Otto - you are a real trooper!

    In doing some reading last night, now I'm wondering if the template I'm using isn't compatible with widgits. A friend set the whole thing up for me and I realize now that I do have a sidebar already with a calendar, links, etc. All I wanted was some music and maybe there is a more simple way to do that?

  10. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That's pretty much what I'm thinking. Converting from non-widgets to widgets is simple, but time consuming. And you'd have to rework your entire sidebar to recreate what you already have, but with widgets.

    If you just want to add this music thing to your sidebar, then you probably just need the non-widget version of their plugin. Try that and read the readme file that it comes with. It should explain how to add it to your sidebar, without using a widget to do it.

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