We’ve released the first iteration of the Folksy widget! This is available from the Shop Settings section of the seller’s dashboard. It’s labelled #1 on the accompanying screenshot.
This is a small piece of code that you can paste into your website or blog to display a few items from your Folksy shop.
On the widget admin page, there’s a drop-down menu (labelled #2 in the screenshot) from which you can select from a number of different widget styles, from item strips to grids. When you select a widget, the HTML snippet you need to render it is put in the text box beneath the drop-down menu (labelled #3). Simply copy the text from this box, and paste it into your webpage to include the widget.
There is also a preview of how the widget you have selected will appear beneath the the snippet HTML (labelled #4).
Pointers for some of the most popular blog platforms:
It should be possible to embed the widget in your WordPress blog, as long as you are on wordpress.org and use the iframe plugin (go to Plugins > Add new > Search for “iFrame”). There are full instructions for that with the plugin. Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to get the widget working with wordpress.com. This is because wordpress.com explicitly and specifically disallow the types of HTML tags that make such widgets possible for security reasons. WordPress.com users can use our blog badges or one of our new blog badges and banners instead.
Good news for Tumblr users is that it should just work by editing your theme and pasting the snippet code into the text area on the left hand side, or into the HTML.
You can also add the widget to your Facebook Business Page by installing an Static HTML/iFrame app such as Static_HTML_Plus (other Static HTML apps are available) and pasting in the widget code.
This is an experimental feature, that we’re putting out there to see how and if it is used, so here’s hoping that it’s useful to you all. Enjoy! :)