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  • Is there any way to have a text widget that auto – refreshes so that visitors don’t need to hit page refresh to see updates ?

    I want to input and display score updates from a sporting event without fans continually hammering the F5 key to see the latest.

    If I can’t use a text widget, does anybody know of any other simple plug-in/widget/script solution that will achieve this ?

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  • I take it that’s a “no” then LOL !!!

    you can code a custom widget to achieve the same.

    It is possible. But you’ll have to code it yourself as I haven’t seen anything out there now that does that.

    If you want to do this, look at Writing A Plugin for how to get started on making your own. From there you’ll want to look at AJAX (I’d recommend using jQuery for this side of it) to do the updating.

    It will probably look very daunting, and if you don’t know what you’re doing it is. But if you want this, spend some time looking at how it’s doe, try a few things and see how you go.

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