Category: Google Friend connect

Top 10 Members – Google Friend Connect gadget

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Update on Top 10 Members gadget

This Top Ten Members gadget for Blogger, displays the top 10 Google friend connect members of your site, according to the number of times they visit your site.

The gadget code is available here.

How to add this gadget to a Blogger powered blog/site?

Click here to Add “Top 10 Members” gadget to your blogger blog.

Otherwise,

1. Goto the Layout page of your blog.
2. Click “Add gadget”
3. Click “Add your own”
4. Give the gadget url as http://xmlgadgets.com/ig/top10.xml and save.

How to add this gadget for non-Blogger sites?

1. Login to Google Friend connect, and select the site you want to add the gadget to.

2. Click on “Social Gadgets”

3. Click “All Gadgets” tab.

4. Locate “Top 10 Members” gadget, and click, “Get this gadget”

5. Click “Generate Code” under “Create the HTML code”

6. Copy the code, add it to your site, Start using “Top 10 Members” gadget !!!

I had taken Eiji’s Footprint gadget as a base, and modified it for my requirement.

Please provide your valuable feedback/suggestion by commenting, which will be useful for improving the gadget.

See the Gadget in action: BSE Stock watch

Also Read
GFC Members gadget that directly links to Member’s sites
Recent readers gadget for Google Friend Connect / Blogger sites
Recent readers gadget by Gene
Friend connect – Member details and Site Community gadget

Custom BSE Stocks watch – GFC gadget

This Custom BSE Stocks watch gadget for Blogger, GFC sites displays the stocks provided by the users, and updates the stock prices without needing to refresh the page.

How to add this gadget to a Blogger powered blog/site?

1. Goto the Layout page of your blog.
2. Click “Add gadget”
3. Click “Add your own”
4. Give the gadget url as http://xmlgadgets.com/ig/gfc-sensex.xml and save.


How to add this gadget for non-Blogger sites?

1. Login to Google Friend connect, and select the site you want to add the gadget to.
(If you didnt register your site in Google Friend Connect, Please register.)

2. Click on “Social Gadgets”

3. Click “Add Gadget by URL” at the bottom of the page.

4. Give Gadget url as http://xmlgadgets.com/ig/gfc-sensex.xml

5. Click “Generate Code” under “Create the HTML code”

6. Copy the code, add it to your site, Start using “Custom BSE Stocks” gadget !!!



Please provide your valuable feedback/suggestion by commenting, which will be useful for improving the gadget.

GFC Members gadget that directly links to Member’s sites

This gadget is intended for Google Friend Connect users, Blogger users.

I had taken Eiji’s Footprint gadget as a base, and modified it for my requirement.

You can add a members gadget that displays Google Friend connect members of your site, and the thumbnail of the members directly links to any URL provided by the member.

This gadgets favors the site members the most, since it adds a direct link to the member’s own site. When more members are interested in joining your site, in turn, you get more Followers/Members.

When a visitor, who is not a member of your site visits the site, the welcome message says, Please Sign in to this site and Leave your link. After the user joins, it asks for the website URL of the member, which can be updated anytime later. The members need to give the complete url (with http://) in the text box provided, and click the update button. They get a confirmation message saying “Update Successful!”

The gadget is available in http://xmlgadgets.com/ig/member-link.xml, which displays only the members who shared links

It is better to also add a sign-in gadget above this gadget, which will be handy, when a visitor wants to join the site.

If your site has more members (say 150), consider adding text-only version of this gadget (http://xmlgadgets.com/ig/member-link-text.xml), so that it doesn’t occupy much space.

Members gadget that directly links

How to add this gadget to a Blogger powered blog/site?

1. Goto the Layout page of your blog.
2. Click “Add gadget”
3. Click “Add your own”
4. Give the gadget url as http://xmlgadgets.com/ig/member-link.xml and save.

How to add this gadget to non-blogger sites?

1. Set up your site in Google Friend connect, if not already done.

2. Click on “Social Gadgets”

3. Click “Add Gadget by URL” at the bottom of the page.

4. Give Gadget url as http://xmlgadgets.com/ig/member-link.xml
(or http://xmlgadgets.com/ig/member-link-text.xml), if you want a text only version)

5. Click “Generate Code” under “Create the HTML code”

6. Copy the code, add it to your site, Start using “Member Links” gadget !!!

Please provide your valuable feedback/suggestion by commenting, which will be useful for improving the gadget.

Also Read Top 10 Members – Google Friend Connect gadget






Recent readers gadget for Google Friend Connect / Blogger sites

Similar to Gene’s recent readers gadget, there is another “Recent readers” (Footprints) gadget developed by Eiji

This gadget lists recent visitors of the site, who log into Friend connect.


How to add this gadget to my site?

Set up your site in http://www.google.com/friendconnect/ (if not already done)

Click on “Social Gadgets”, and add Footprints gadget.

More on Google Friend Connect

Friend connect – Member details and Site Community gadget

Gene has published a new friend connect gadget, which has more features as a custom opensocial gadget for Google Friend Connect.

The gadget has more details about the user, the sites the user has joined, and number of times he/she visited those sites (Loyalty).
For the site owner, this gadget provides some more details like, number of users visited today, yesterday, top loyal users, etc.

Gadgets Url: http://login.tw/gfc/myprofile.xml

This gadget has two sections:
1. Visitor details: (this section visible to all the members logged into the site using GFC)
which has
a. Number of times I visited the site today.
b. Total number of visits from me to that site.o
c. Number of sites I have joined through Google Friend Connect (and those sites should use this Custom gadget for GFC).
d. Number of hits from me to all those sites
e. How many days the user is a member of the site.

2. Community details:
This section of the gadget will be visible only to the owner of the site, who configured friend connect for that site.

This section has,

a. Number of members visited Today
b. Number of hits (by GFC members) Today
c. Total number of members
d. Total number of hits from members
e. Number of members visited the site Yesterday
f. Top 3 loyal users of the site/community.




How to add this gadget to my site?

1. Set up your site in http://www.google.com/friendconnect/

2. Click on “Social Gadgets”

3. Click “Custom Gadget”

4. Give Gadget url as http://login.tw/gfc/myprofile.xml

5. Click “Generate Code” under “Create the HTML code”

6. Copy the code, add it to your site, Start using “Community Gadget” !!!

Original post by Gene

All Blogger blogs setup with Google Friend Connect

As already expected, Google has now merged, Blogger‘s Follower gadget with Google Friend Connect .

From now, Blogger followers dont need to login only with their Google id, they can use their Yahoo id, AOL or Open id.

But remember, the Blogs you follow are included in Google Reader, only if you use your Google id, of course.

If you are already using Google Friend Connect for Blogger (like me), those users are NOT automatically added in the Followers gadget.

Learn More:
http://googlesocialweb.blogspot.com/2009/02/blogger-and-google-friend-connect-unite.html
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/blogger-connects-to-google-friend.html

Google Friendconnect side bar (Social bar)

Google has combined the major Friendconnect gadgets like “Sign in”, “Members”, “Comments” gadgets in to a single bar, called Social bar, which can be added at the top or bottom of a web site.

You can try the fiendconnect bar at the top of this site.

How to add Google Friendconnect bar to a Blogger site?

1. Get the code for the Google Social bar from http://www.google.com/friendconnect

2. Login to your blogger account, select the Layout tab of your blog.

3. Click on “Edit HTML”

4. Locate where the “<body>” tag starts in the html. Immediately below the tag, paste the code you copied; click “Save Template” button.

You have now added the friendconnect bar at the top. If you want the bar at the bottom, paste the code just above “</body>” tag

iLike Playlist gadget for Google Friend connect

Google has added a new Custom gadget to friendconnect.
This is a play list gadget created by iLike

The gadget xml is http://os.ilike.com/gadget/playlist

We can add a playlist to our site, add songs by logging into google Friendconnect.

There is an option to allow vistors also to add songs.

Try the gadget below.
(Signin button is in the left navigation bar, above the members gadget. Please signin to add songs to the Playlist)

For more, http://www.ilike.com/playlist/create_embedded?src=friendconnect



Google Friendconnect available for Blogger

Google Friendconnect is available for Bloggers.

The files, canvas.html and rpc_relay.html will be available for all sites in blogspot.com domain, or a domain name registered with blogger.

What is Friendconnect ?
http://www.google.com/friendconnect/

Google friendconnect is a useful feature for all site owners to publicize their websites by adding social features to their site.

How to use friendconnect for blogger?

1. First you need to register and get a login account for http://www.google.com/friendconnect/

2. Go to http://www.google.com/friendconnect/ , then click, Set up a new site

3. Click “continue”, Give your site name, website url, Click “continue”

4. No need to download canvas.html, rpc_relay.html. Click “continue”

4. Click “Test to Finalize your set up”

5. Add Member gadgets, social gadgets and start using Friendconnect !!!