StumbleUpon on Tuesday launched a new Widget Creator which lets you showcase your favorite content from StumbleUpon on your blog or website. Until now only your friends could follow your favorites but with this new Widget Creator you would be able to share content on a broader scale.
By using StumbleUpon Widget Creator, you can share your favorites from one or more of your StumbleUpon accounts. The content will be displayed in a rectangular widget which is much like the related posts widget with thumbnails. You can also choose certain sites or topics such as computers, internet tools, web development, technology etc to showcase the content on your blog.
This new widget by StubleUpon is like Facebook Like Box which showcase much liked content from your blog in a box. Like Facebook like box, it is also simple to use. Just fill in the required information, copy and paste a few lines of code onto your site and the widget is ready to use.
How to Create a StumbleUpon Widget
Step 1: To create a StumbleUpon widget, visit the Widget Creator page.
Step 2: When you click Get Started button, you will be taken to a new page. Now if you want to share your favorites then chose User Favorites option and fill in the name of your StumbleUpon account and if you want to share content from certain sites or topics, choose Best of a Site and/or Interest option. Fill in the domain name and interests and click on Next button.
Step 3: Now choose the type of widget you would like to display. You can choose from Small Horizontal Rectangle, Large Horizontal Rectangle and Large Vertical Rectangle.
Step 4: The widget creator also allows you to choose the title of the Widget. By default it is User Name on StumbleUpon. Where user name is the name of your account. After typing widget title, a code will be displayed on right hand side. Copy that few lines of code and paste it on your blog where you would like the widget to appear.