A Handful Of Stones

A Handful of Stones Widget

Widget available from writingdramatica

Why not have your very own daily ‘stone’ displayed on your blog or website, courtesy of A Handful of Stones?

A small stone is a very short piece of writing that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment.
A brand new stone is displayed on the widget every day. Today’s is shown above.

It is a simple, yet powerful little widget with very little CSS styling as it was designed to fit into the style of peoples websites or blogs.

If you have a blog hosted by WordPress.com. e.g. http://yourblog.wordpress.com/ then this widget is ideal.

Because it has no fancy Javascript or Adobe Player code embedded into it, the widget can be used on blogs hosted on WordPress.com. A great bonus as sites on their platform have the code stripped from widgets if it contains anything but the most basic HTML.

If you would like to install the widget please follow the instructions below depending on which format your blog is hosted (WordPress, Blogger, TypePad)

If you have any issues or suggestions please contact us.

A Handful of Stones Widget on WordPress.com

(If you have a WordPress blog hosted on your own webspace please see the instructions further down the page.)


If you have a blog hosted by WordPress.com. e.g. http://yourblog.wordpress.com/ then follow these instructions:-

  • goto Dashboard
  • click on Appearances
  • add a text/html widget
  • copy and paste the code below into it
  • click Save
  • refresh your blog page

<!--PoetryWidget Ver 1.1 Start--> <div id='PoetryWidget_container' style='height:380px;padding-top:20px;'> <div id='PoetryWidget_widget' style="width:200px;font-family:Georgia, 'Trebuchet MS', Trebuchet, Arial, Verdana, 'lucida grande',tahoma,Sans-Serif;font-size:12px;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:none;background:#ccc none repeat scroll 0 0;border:none;line-height:13px;margin:0 auto;padding:0 0 3px;"> <div id='PoetryWidget_header' style="text-align:left;padding:1px 1px 2px 3px;"><a target="_blank" href='http://www.ahandfulofstones.com/' style="color:#444">A Handful of Stones</a></div> <div id='PoetryWidget_body' style="background-color:#FFFFFF;color:#444444;border-left:1px solid #D8DFEA;border-right:1px solid #D8DFEA;text-align:left;padding:4px;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><IMG SRC="http://www.touchtree.co.uk/widget/images/pingpong.png" alt="" border="0"> </td></tr><tr><td> <div style='text-align:left;padding:0;font-size:9px;'>Widget available from <a target="_blank" href="http://writingdramatica.wordpress.com/add-a-handful-of-stones-widget-to-your-blog/">writingdramatica</a><IMG height="2" SRC=http://www.touchtree.co.uk/widget/vitsWord.php width="2" alt="" border="0"></div> </td></tr></table> </div></div></div> <!--PoetryWidget End-->

A Handful of Stones Widget on Blogger.com

If you have a blog hosted by Blogger.com. e.g. http://yourblog.blogspot.com/ then follow these instructions:-

  • sign into your Blogger account
  • on your home page click on Layout
  • click on Add a Gadget on the right hand side
  • in the pop up window click on the HTML/Javascript gadget
  • add a title for the gadget if you wish
  • copy and paste the code below into the content box
  • click Save
  • refresh your blog page

<!--PoetryWidget Ver 1.1 Start--> <div id='PoetryWidget_container' style='height:380px;padding-top:20px;'> <div id='PoetryWidget_widget' style="width:200px;font-family:Georgia, 'Trebuchet MS', Trebuchet, Arial, Verdana, 'lucida grande',tahoma,Sans-Serif;font-size:12px;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:none;background:#ccc none repeat scroll 0 0;border:none;line-height:13px;margin:0 auto;padding:0 0 3px;"> <div id='PoetryWidget_header' style="text-align:left;padding:1px 1px 2px 3px;"><a target="_blank" href='http://www.ahandfulofstones.com/' style="color:#444">A Handful of Stones</a></div> <div id='PoetryWidget_body' style="background-color:#FFFFFF;color:#444444;border-left:1px solid #D8DFEA;border-right:1px solid #D8DFEA;text-align:left;padding:4px;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><IMG SRC="http://www.touchtree.co.uk/widget/images/pingpong.png" alt="" border="0"> </td></tr><tr><td> <div style='text-align:left;padding:0;font-size:9px;'>Widget available from <a target="_blank" href="http://writingdramatica.wordpress.com/add-a-handful-of-stones-widget-to-your-blog/">writingdramatica</a><IMG height="2" SRC=http://www.touchtree.co.uk/widget/vitsBlog.php width="2" alt="" border="0"></div> </td></tr></table> </div></div></div> <!--PoetryWidget End-->

A Handful of Stones Widget on Your Own Webspace

If you have a WordPress blog hosted on your own webspace or just a website of your own e.g. http://www.yourwebsite.com then follow these instructions:-

If it’s a WordPress blog:-

  • goto Dashboard
  • click on Appearances
  • add a text/html widget
  • copy and paste the code below into it
  • click Save
  • refresh your blog page

If it’s just your own webspace:-

  • copy and paste the code below into a suitable part of your page

<!--PoetryWidget Ver 1.1 Start--> <div id='PoetryWidget_container' style='height:380px;padding-top:20px;'> <div id='PoetryWidget_widget' style="width:200px;font-family:Georgia, 'Trebuchet MS', Trebuchet, Arial, Verdana, 'lucida grande',tahoma,Sans-Serif;font-size:12px;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:none;background:#ccc none repeat scroll 0 0;border:none;line-height:13px;margin:0 auto;padding:0 0 3px;"> <div id='PoetryWidget_header' style="text-align:left;padding:1px 1px 2px 3px;"><a target="_blank" href='http://www.ahandfulofstones.com/' style="color:#444">A Handful of Stones</a></div> <div id='PoetryWidget_body' style="background-color:#FFFFFF;color:#444444;border-left:1px solid #D8DFEA;border-right:1px solid #D8DFEA;text-align:left;padding:4px;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><IMG SRC="http://www.touchtree.co.uk/widget/images/pingpong.png" alt="" border="0"> </td></tr> <tr><td><div style='text-align:left;padding:0;font-size:9px;'>Widget available from <a target="_blank" href="http://writingdramatica.wordpress.com/add-a-handful-of-stones-widget-to-your-blog/">writingdramatica</a><script type="text/javascript"> var AHOScurrentURL=window.location.href; document.write('<IMG height="2" SRC="http://www.touchtree.co.uk/widget/vitsMj.php?ch='+AHOScurrentURL+'"') </script></div></td></tr> </table> </div></div></div> <!--PoetryWidget End-->

A Handful of Stones Widget on Typepad

If you have a blog hosted by www.typepad.com e.g. http://yourblog.typepad.com/ then follow these instructions:-

  • Sign into your TypePad account first. (Important! Doesn’t seem to work if you don’t do this first!)
  • Go to this link to view the Widget page: Widgetbox
  • On the right hand side under the big green ‘Get Widget‘ banner, click on ‘more’.
  • Click on the TypePad icon.
  • Follow the instructions on the pop up box that appears.
  • That should be it!



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