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[Plugin: Google Talk Widget] What is the point of this? (6 posts)

  1. Michael Torbert
    WordPress Virtuoso
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Unless I'm missing something, this is basically just the text widget that comes with WordPress.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-talk-sidebar-widget-10/

  2. haochi
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You are indeed missing something (it adds the Google Talk Chatback to the sidebar), but I just don't understand why people create plugins like this.

    Plugins: less is more.

  3. Michael Torbert
    WordPress Virtuoso
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No, it doesn't at it to the sidebar. You have to copy/paste your iframe from Google, which you could just as easily to in the WordPress text widget.

  4. llamaman
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hallsofmontezuma - As far as I can tell, you need to add your entire Google Talkback code, including the iFrame tags. It looks like this widget allows us to treat Talkback as a widget in WordPress rather than hard-coding it into our sidebars.

  5. Michael Torbert
    WordPress Virtuoso
    Posted 5 years ago #

    No, it's exactly the same as if you copy/paste the code into the built-in text widget that comes with WordPress.

  6. esq
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You are right, it is exactly the same as if you copy/paste the <iframe> code and the plugin actually does not claim to relate to rocket science. Its primary value is giving an insight to WordPress users that such online chat is easily addable to their blogs. If you prefer, you can definitely DIY via a text block.

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