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The Widget macro, or Widget Connector, allows you to embed certain multimedia content from other web sites into your Confluence page.

It supports the following content:

There are live examples of many of these on the widget examples page. If you wish to extend the functionality of this plugin, please see Extending the Widget Connector.

On this page:

Related pages:

Using the Widget Connector

To add the Widget Connector to a page:

  1. In the Confluence editor, choose Insert > Other Macros.
  2. Find and select the required macro.

Speeding up macro entry with autocomplete: Type { and the beginning of the macro name, to see a list of suggested macros. Details are in Using Autocomplete.

To edit an existing macro: Click the macro placeholder and choose Edit. A macro dialog window will open, where you can edit the parameters of the macro.

Parameters

Parameters are options that you can set to control the content or format of the macro output. Where the parameter name used in Confluence storage format or wikimarkup is different to the label used in the macro browser, it will be listed below in brackets (example).

Parameter

Description

Web Site's Widget URL
(url

This is the URL provided by the external web site for embedding content from that web site onto another web page.

Pixel Height (Value Only)
(height

Specify the height of the display, in pixels.

Pixel Width (Value Only)
(width

Specify the width of the display, in pixels.

Examples of macro sources

Google Gadgets

You need to find the URL for the Google Gadget you want to display.

Here is one way to find a gadget's URL:

  1. Go to the Google Gadgets directory.
  2. Find the gadget you want then click its name, such as 'Spider'.
  3. The gadget's summary page will open. Copy the URL from your browser's address bar. The URL looks something like this one:

You can also use the URL of the 'add gadget' page. The page is called 'Add "gadgetx" to your iGoogle page':

  1. There are a couple of ways to get to the 'add gadget' page:
    • Click a '+Google' button underneath the gadget when displayed on a page somewhere.
    • Or click 'Add Stuff' on your iGoogle page.
  2. Copy the URL from your browser's address bar. The URL would look something like this one:

Widgetbox widgets

You will need to find the URL for the Widgetbox widget you want to display.

Here is one way to find a widget's URL:

  1. Ensure you are logged in to Widgetbox and that you are viewing the Widgetbox Gallery.
  2. Find the widget you want then click its name, such as 'cyber-pet'.
  3. The widget's summary page will open. Within the Get Widget section, click the Atlassian Confluence icon . The Widgetbox Add to Confluence dialog box appears, containing the URL required for the Widget Macro.
    (info) If you cannot see this icon, click the more... link to reveal it.
  4. In the Widgetbox Add to Confluence dialog box, click Copy.
  5. Copy the URL from your browser's address bar. The URL looks something like this one:

YouTube

You will need to find the URL for the YouTube video that you want to display.

To find a YouTube video's URL:

  1. Go to YouTube and search for the video you want.
  2. Click the title of the video, such as 'Wikis in Plain English'.
  3. The video's summary page will open on YouTube. Choose Share.

  4. Choose Options, located under the video's URL.
  5. Choose Long link, then copy the long URL. It looks something like this:


    Note: You must use the long YouTube URL. The shortened URL (like this one: http://www.youtu.be/<video_key>) does not work in the widget connector.  If you are unable to view the video in some browsers, use https: rather than http in your link.

     

MySpace Videos

You will need to find the URL for the MySpace video that you want to display.

To find a MySpace video's URL:

  1. Go to MySpace Video and search for the video you want.
  2. Click the title of the video, such as 'Glacier Creek Confluence Time Lapse'.
  3. The video's summary page will open. Copy the URL from your browser's address bar. The URL looks something like this one:

Yahoo Video

You will need to find the URL for the Yahoo video that you want to display.

To find a Yahoo video's URL:

  1. Go to Yahoo Video and search for the video you want.
  2. Click the title of the video, such as 'Wiki Technology Trend: Past, Now and Future'.
  3. The video's summary page will open. Copy the URL from the address bar of your browser. The URL looks something like this:

    (info) If you are unable to obtain a unique URL from your browser's address bar, click the envelope (Share) icon on the lower section of the video screen and copy the contents of the Link field.

Dailymotion Video

You will need to find the URL for the Dailymotion video that you want to display.

To find a Dailymotion video's URL:

  1. Go to Dailymotion and search for the video you want.
  2. Click the title of the video, such as 'Wiki Technology Trend: Past, Now and Future'.
  3. The video's summary page will open. Copy the URL from the address bar of your browser. The URL looks something like this:

    (info) If you are unable to obtain a unique URL from your browser's address bar, click Menu at the lower right section of the video screen, select URL & Embed Code and copy the contents of the Link field.

Episodic

You will need an Episodic user account if you want to create and distribute videos via Episodic.

To embed an Episodic video onto a Confluence page:

  1. Find the video and copy the URL from the address bar of your browser. The URL looks something like this:

  2. Paste the URL into the Web Site's Widget URL box in the Macro Browser.

Vimeo

You will need to find the URL for the Vimeo video that you want to display.

To find a Vimeo video's URL:

  1. Go to Vimeo and search for the video you want.
  2. Click the title of the video, such as 'The Wiki Show - Allison the Russian High Kicker'.
  3. The video's summary page will open. Copy the URL from the address bar of your browser. The URL looks something like this one:

Metacafe

You will need to find the URL for the Metacafe video that you want to display.

To find a Metacafe video's URL:

  1. Go to Metacafe and search for the video you want.
  2. Click the title of the video, such as 'Wikis In Plain English (How To)'.
  3. The video's summary page will open. Copy the URL from the address bar of your browser. The URL looks something like this one:

blip.tv

This integration is currently broken. Please refer to CONF-27266 for details of the issue.

Viddler

This integration is currently broken. Please refer to CONF-27267 for details of the issue.

 

Flickr

You can embed a slide show of photos from Flickr by supplying a URL that specifies one of the following:

  • Photos with a specific tag.
  • Photos belonging to the photostream of a specific Flickr user.
  • A set of photos as defined by the Flickr user.
  • A user's photostream starting at a specific photo.

If you want to do something else, we suggest that you try any Flickr URL. It should work.

Below are some examples of the Widget macro code for embedding Flickr images.

Flickr Photos with a Specific Tag

This URL displays a slide show of Flickr photos that are tagged with the word 'Atlassian' http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/atlassian/

Flickr Photos from a Specific User

This URL displays a slide show of photos from the Flickr photostream of user 'Atlassian': http://www.flickr.com/photos/atlassian/

Flickr Photos from a Specific Set

This URL displays a slide show of Flickr photos from the set 'Melbourne Cup - November 2008' created by user 'Atlassian': http://www.flickr.com/photos/atlassian/sets/72157608657271078/

A Specific Flickr Photo

This URL displays a slide show of photos from the Flickr photostream of the user 'Atlassian', starting with a specific photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/atlassian/3003538919/

Skitch.com

You will need to find the URL for the Skitch image that you want to display.

To embed a Skitch image onto a Confluence page:

  1. Go to Skitch.com.
  2. Find the image and copy the URL from the address bar of your browser. The URL looks something like this:

Note: Skitch is now integrated with Evernote, as described in this blog post from The Next Web: Evernote is bringing Skitch into its core service, Skitch.com will be archived. As a result, private images on Skitch.com are no longer accessible and will not work in the Confluence widget connector. Existing public images on Skitch.com will remain available.

Twitter

Note: Due to a recent change to the Twitter API, the process for displaying Tweets has changed. The following instructions relate to v 2.1.6 of the Widget Connector plugin. Earlier versions of the Widget Connector no longer display tweets correctly. 

To embed a single tweet:

  1. In Twitter, navigate to the tweet you wish to embed and choose Details to display just that tweet in your browser. 
  2. Copy the page URL (the URL should be in the following format,  https://twitter.com/atlassian/status/346976521250037760).
  3. In Confluence, paste the URL into the Widget Connector.
  4. The single tweet will display, like the one below.

To embed a dynamic list of tweets:

  1. In Twitter, create a Widget  (go to Settings > Widgets).
  2. Configure the widget to display the tweets you wish to embed (for example, a user timeline, list of tweets or hashtag search).
  3. Save the widget, then copy the page URL (the URL should be in the following format, https://twitter.com/settings/widgets/354381809263472640/edit)
  4. In Confluence, paste the URL into the Widget Connector.
  5. The list of tweets will display, like the one below. 

FriendFeed

To display the latest messages from a FriendFeed user, add the user's FriendFeed link as the URL in the Widget macro. For example:

BackType

To display the latest blog or website comments from a BackType user, add the user's BackType widget link as the URL in the Widget macro. For example:

SlideShare

You will need to find the URL for the SlideShare presentation that you want to display.

To find a SlideShare presentation's URL:

  1. Go to SlideShare and search for the presentation you want.
  2. Click the title of the presentation, such as 'Using JIRA & Greenhopper for Agile Development'.
  3. The presentation's summary page will open. Copy the URL from the address bar of your browser. The URL looks something like this one:

SlideRocket

You will need to find the URL for the SlideRocket presentation that you want to display.

To find a SlideRocket presentation's URL:

  1. Log in to SlideRocket and go to your library of presentations.
  2. Copy the 'web link' for the presentation you want to display. This will give you a URL that looks something like this one:

  3. Paste the URL into the Widget macro code on your Confluence page.

Scribd

You will need to find the URL for the Scribd presentation that you want to display.

To find a Scribd presentation's URL:

  1. Go to Scribd and search for the presentation you want.
  2. Click the title of the presentation, such as 'My Sea Friends Coloring Book'.
  3. The presentation's summary page will open. Copy the URL from the address bar of your browser. The URL looks something like this one:

  4. Paste the URL into the Widget macro code on your Confluence page.

Google Docs Presentations

This integration is currently broken. Please refer to CONF-24927 for details of the issue.

Google Calendar

You can embed a Google Calendar into your page and to do this, you will need to add the URL for the Google Calendar that you want to display.

To find the URL for a Google Calendar:

  1. Log in to Google Calendar.
  2. In the calendar list on the left side of the page, ensure the appropriate calendar is selected, click the down-arrow button next to the calendar name and then select the Calendar settings option.
    (Alternatively, if available, click the Manage Calendars link at the bottom of the calendar list and then click the name of the appropriate calendar.)
  3. In the Calendar Address section, click the HTML button. A pop-up message with your calendar's public URL appears.
  4. Copy the URL from this pop-up message. The URL looks something like this:

  5. Paste the URL into the Widget macro code on your Confluence page.

Wufoo HTML Form Builder

To display an HTML form built in the Wufoo HTML Form Builder, add the form's link as a URL to the Widget Macro. For example:

Wufoo Reports

To display a Wufoo Report built using the Wufoo Report Manager, add the report's link as a URL to the Widget Macro. For example:


Get Satisfaction social support application

To display a feedback form for a Get Satisfaction community, add the community or company link as a URL to the Widget Macro. For example:

Troubleshooting

If the URL given in the Widget Connector macro does not work, the macro displays an icon and the base URL.

For example, the following code:

will result in an image like the one below:

example.com

 

Code examples

The following examples are provided for advanced users who want to inspect or edit the underlying markup for a Confluence page. 

Macro name: widget

Macro body: None.

Storage format example

Wiki markup example

 

 

98 Comments

  1. How do you pass in/access google gadget user preferences?

    http://code.google.com/apis/gadgets/docs/reference.html#Userprefs_Ref

    Most of the interesting google gadgets require user configuration.
    For instance adding a bunch of world clocks for different timezones [http://www.google.com/ig/directory?url=www.ljmsite.com%2Fgoogle%2Fgadgets%2Fworldclocks.xml]

    Thanks,

    1. Hi Martin,

      Thanks for your query. Unfortunately, Google Gadget user preferences are not currently supported.

      Best regards,

      Giles Gaskell
      Technical Writer
      ggaskell@atlassian.com
      ATLASSIAN - http://www.atlassian.com

      1. Anonymous

        It is nearly useless without ability to configure. 3 years old request and still no?

        1. I agree .... without the ability to edit the custom inputs of a google gadget, this feature is worthless, which is a real shame as it provides so much potentially great information to add to customised dashboards and alike.

          It would be nice to hear back from Atlassian if this is something on the roadmap or even if it's within the control to provide this feature.

          1. Hallo Michael, Anonymous and Martin

            I've created a request in our issue tracker: CONF-24946 - Widget Connector should support custom preferences for Google Gadgets Open

            If you like, you can vote and comment on the issue, and watch it to be informed of updates.

            Cheers, Sarah

  2. Anonymous

    wow - this is amazing!!  I realize anything other than google-based presentations will not work.  Is support for the other google apps (i.e. google docs / spreadsheet / etc) being considered?  This would make confluence the essential platform as a communcations hub (well, even more than it is)!

    Andy

    1. Hi Andy,

      The problem is getting the data from Google. So far they only provide widgets that allow for embedding presentations. As soon as other documents are supported by Google you can be sure that we will support them as well.

      Cheers,
      Jens

      1. Hi Jens, Is google docs spreadsheet supported now? Its been 8 months since you posted your answer... hope it does already!

        1. Hey Bailey,

          It looks like Google Docs Spreadsheet is working now with the Widget Macro. Give it a try (smile)

          Cheers
          JSashi

          1. Anonymous

            Well - there's a small issue.

            Sometimes - the URL you get from google is something that starts with :

            http://*spreadsheet{*}1.google.com/something-something-something

            In this case - the widget will not work.

            However - it will work if you remove the "1" - i.e - manually change it to

            http://*spreadsheet*.google.com/something-something-something

            1. Anonymous

              Wh...?

              Looks like the WYSIWYG of the confluence fiddles with what I wrote too much.

              Just change* in the URL *spreadsheet1 to spreadsheet (remove the 1, or whatever number you get there).

              O.

      2. With the Google Docs Connector for Confluence, you can:

        • Embed, access, and navigate your Google Docs file directory, including sub directories, inside Confluence.
        • Preview files (without opening)
        • Open files (for edit)
        • Download a copy, locally
        • Embed any specific file stored in your Google Docs repository.

        Supported filetypes are:

        • GDOC Word or MS Office Docs
        • GDOC Spreadsheets or MS Excel
        • GDOC Presentations or MS Power Point
        • Adobe PDF documents

        Try it out!

    2. Another option is to use the iframe macro to do this. For example:

      1. I get an "unknown macro" message if I try the iframe in 4.1, and the widget connector doesn't seem to work to connect to my Google Docs spreadsheet. Do I need to upgrade?

  3. Anonymous

    Is it possible to embed videos from my hard-drive, i.e. videos not currently on the web on any other pages?

    Thanks!

    Jill

    1. Hi, Jill. Unless you set up an HTTP server or FTP server to access this file, this seems to be impossible at this moment.

  4. Anonymous

    for some reason when i add any of the widgetbox macros in, they all show up with the gear box (the URL is copied straight from their site's button). Wondering if firewall could be blocking this? we are able to display the sample youtube and flickr ones on this page but not the others. could it be flash version issue?

    Any ideas?

    1. Is the URL valid? Can you provide some examples? You might also want to upgrade the Widget Connector to the latest version available and see how it goes.

      1. URL is http://hvtoastmasters.org/display/public/Club+Calendar
        Markup:

        {widget:url=http://www.google.com/calendar/hosted/hvtoastmasters.org/embed?src=hvtoastmasters.org_o5fcpvil1d2korf2noijevc50g%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=Australia/Sydney}
        

        Calendar URL: http://www.google.com/calendar/hosted/hvtoastmasters.org/embed?src=hvtoastmasters.org_o5fcpvil1d2korf2noijevc50g%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=Australia/Sydney
        Widget macro v.1.2.4 stable

        1. Hello Andre,

          Apologies for the late reply, but if you upgrade your Confluence installation's Widget Connector plugin (currently at version 1.3), this should resolve the issue.

          I've just tried this myself with the calendar URL you provided above and it works!

          Kind regards,

          Giles Gaskell
          Technical Writer
          ggaskell@atlassian.com
          ATLASSIAN - http://www.atlassian.com

  5. Anonymous

    Episodic : doesn't work at all with this syntax any support for

  6. Anonymous

    Hi . Newbie to Confluence.

    You want to embed your own video file maybe wmv or .mov file from your servers. How does that occur as a macro ? May I ask what the syntax would look like. Where would the movie file reside in the repository? Just some questions!

    SAM

    1. Hi Sam,

      This macro does not support any embedded contents other than those mentioned here. However, you can use the HTML Macro to embed objects in your page. If the movie file resides in Confluence, you will need to identify:

      • The full, valid URL to the video attachment
      • If the video attachment is not anonymously accessible in Confluence, make sure that people who views the video has the permission to view the attachment

      Hope that helps!

      Cheers,
      Azwandi

  7. I'll admit I'm not the most savvy wiki editor, but I'm plodding along...

    At any rate, I'm trying to add a countdown widget to my enterprise wiki. I used widgetbox and upgraded the plugin. The widget displays, and I can edit ti, but then the clock just resets to 0. Thoughts?

    1. Hi Eddie,

      I have created a report here. Feel free to chip on and watch it for future updates. In the meantime, you might want to use the HTML Macro to embed affected widgets.

      Cheers,
      Azwandi

  8. WUFOO forms: use http link not the https link from Wufoo.
    Just by trial and error found out that you need to use the http link in the widget and not the htpps link suggested by wufoo. Just FYI.

    1. I had the same problem. I discovered that Adaptavist's Content Formatting Plugin has  https://www.adaptavist.com/display/AtlassianConfluence/iframe+macro&nbsp;& that this worked for me with my https:// source.

      Thanks, Martin.

      1. OK. Silly question: If you iframe in an ssl page, does it mean the SSL connection from wufoo is to the confluence server, or your local machine?

  9. Hey - I just upgraded my 2.10.2 to 2.10.3 (Linux standalone) and spotted this macro in the release notes (I really should read those more often).

    Is anyone else having trouble enabling this macro? In the plugin repository, it's listed as installed and when I click on "Widget Connector" for the details, both macros are red.

    I click on the widget tick box to enable it, I get a pop-up saying "java.lang.IllegalStateException: Bundle is uninstalled"

    Anyone have any ideas I can try - thanks

    Oh, java version is "Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_11-b03)"

    1. Anonymous

      Reverted back to 2.10.2 and the Widget macros work.

      Tried again with a fresh download of 2.10.3 and its broken (sad)

      Finally reverted again to 2.10.2 and updated the widget from 1.2.2 to 1.2.3 and it's all good.

      Guess I'll wait for 2.10.4 . . .

        1. Ah - looks like I have wider plug-in repository issues (sad)

          Move along, nothing to see here

          1. Hi,

            Please give a try to re-enable it via plugin manager. The error that you experience with, usually happens when Confluence does start up after shutting down. Please give a try on it, if you still experience the problem. Please direct your issue to the support system for further investigation:

            Cheers,
            Arie

  10. I was wondering if we will be able to use the widget macro with SharePoint picture libraries.

    Thanks, M

    1. Hi Mark,

      As far as I am concerned, this feature is not yet available in this macro. This might be achievable using another macro, which requires a different plugin. Anyway, feel free to raise a request if you are keen on this feature.

      Cheers,
      Azwandi

  11. Anonymous

    Twitter feed should support a search, not just a user.

  12. Is anyone using the Google Gadget for Weather?  I've followed the instructions, but I'm not getting the weather on my Confluence page.  I added the Google Gadget for the Word of the Day just fine.

    I think it may have something to do with the setting the zip code for the weather, but I don't see how to do that anywhere.  Here is what I entered in my page. And what I see when the page is saved.

    {widget:url=http://www.google.com/ig/directory?synd=open&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fig%2Fmodules%2Fbuiltin_weather.xml|width=300|height=150}
    
    


    Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Hi Corey,

      I have found out from here that if the the gadget contains "builtin" in the URL, it will be specific to iGoogle only.
      In other words, it would not work in other containers.
      I guess this is the case with the Google Gadget for Weather.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers
      JSashi

      1. It does help.  Thank you very much. 

         I guess I'll find something other than Google Gadgets to use.

        Thanks!

        Corey

  13. Anonymous

    Any idea about how to embed Google Map if HTML is disabled?

    Thanks!

    Carmen

    1. Hi Carmen,

      You might be interested in the Google Maps Plugin .

      Cheers
      JSashi

  14. Does anyone know how to resolve the HTTPS pop up message you receive when the page with the widgets loads?

    Our Confluence site is secure (https://) and I have a page with a widgetbox panel.  When the load pages the user gets this errror:

    Icon

    Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?

    This webpage contains content that will not be delivered using a scure HTTPS connection,
    which could compromise the security of the entire webpage.

    Does anyone know how to stop the popup?  It is getting very annoying.

  15. Anonymous

    Is there a possible way to use a Macro to add a reminder calendar? So a "pop up" will appear to remind you of something.

    Thank you!

    1. Hi,

      Is there a possible way to use a Macro to add a reminder calendar? So a "pop up" will appear to remind you of something.

      As far as I know, the feature requested is not available yet. However, I found a feature request which might be the nearest to your requirement:

      If you are least happy on the feature request, you might want to raise this issue in JIRA:

      Hope that helps.
      Best rgds
      Zed

  16. Anonymous

    Hello,

    I'm trying to embed content from a Wimba Classroom Conference using the widget macro.Unfortunately, the URL given in the widget macro does not work. How can I solve this problem?

     

    1. Hello there,

      I'm not very familiar with the Wimba Classroom Conference format. Is your conference available in one of the 'Video' or 'Documentation and presentation' formats listed at the top of the page? If not, then unfortunately it is unlikely to work with this macro.

      Alternatively, if Wimba Classroom Conference provides a gadget that supports the OpenSocial specification and can present a Wimba Classroom Conference, then you could try embedding this gadget onto a Confluence page using the Gadget Macro.

      I hope this information helps,
      Giles Gaskell.

  17. Twitter Search does not support multiple words:

    Yields searches on "my" and not "my search term" or "atlassian" and not "atlassian confluence"

    I have tried using quotes, %20 and other methods without success

    1. Is this a bug or am I not doing something right?

      1. Sorry, Mark. I can confirm that this is a bug in the Twitter widget, hence, created a report at https://studio.plugins.atlassian.com/browse/WC-7. Feel free to add your comments and add a watch.

    2. In Confluence 4.1, I can report that multiple words work if connected via plus + signs, e.g.:

       

  18. We are using the Widget macro to display password protected video from Vimeo.  This has just stopped working. We have upgraded to the newest version of Widget. Example

    Get Adobe Flash player

    This screen use to bring up the password prompt from Vimeo; however, now we just get a black screen of death.
    Any suggestions would be helpful.

    1. Rich Schone Did you ever get a fix for this? I am trying to embed a vimeo video from my plus account but only allow embedding in my Confluence wiki - I have set the domain properly to mydomain.atlassian.net but I still get the Vimeo error message. 

      1. Rich Schone or brad mcgilligan — I'm looking to fix this as well. I am trying to sell my team on adopting Confluence, but this Vimeo issue is holding everything up! Anybody have any fixes or workarounds?

        None of the Widget Connector macros (except for YouTube) will work on any computer I test on. I posted about this on the Widget Connector page as well.

        Thanks!
        Will 

        1. Anonymous

          I had the same issue and as a workaround inserted the Vimeo content into my page as an IFrame: {IFrame... (Vimeo provides embedding links, containing the URL, for instance http://player.vimeo.cpm/video/<number>).

          1. Thanks for the tip!

    2. Hallo to everyone who is having trouble with Vimeo videos in the widget connector

      I've raised this issue for the development team's attention: CONF-27337. Please feel free to comment on that issue, or to watch it if you'd like to be informed of progress.

      Cheers,

      Sarah

  19. Does anyone know how to resolve the HTTPS pop up message you receive when the page with the widgets loads?

    Our Confluence site is only accessible secure (https://) and we have a page with a twitter widget.  When the page loads the user gets this errror:

     

    Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?This webpage contains content that will not be delivered using a scure HTTPS connection,
    which could compromise the security of the entire webpage.

    Does anyone know how to stop the popup?  It is getting very annoying.

  20. Anonymous

    Hi 

    How would one access a document stored in Google Apps?

    I tried the approach described for a Google Docs presentation but it seems to want to log me into a Google Account. Not a Google Apps account.

    Thanks

    Pete

    1. Pete - see this comment above.

      There's now a Google Docs connector for Confluence (presentations, spreadsheets, docs, embedded lists, etc.).

      You need a Google Apps acct - can be standard or premier (business).

      Email info at appfusions dot com for an eval license.

      Cheers,

      Ellen

  21. Anonymous

    Hi,

    good feature, but how can I add a TED.com video?

    thanks

    <!-copy and paste-><object width="446" height="326"><param name="movie" value="http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"/><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><param name="bgColor" value="#ffffff"></param> <param name="flashvars" value="vu=http://video.ted.com/talks/dynamic/TomChatfield_2010G-medium.flv&su=http://images.ted.com/images/ted/tedindex/embed-posters/TomChatfield-2010G.embed_thumbnail.jpg&vw=432&vh=240&ap=0&ti=996&introDuration=15330&adDuration=4000&postAdDuration=830&adKeys=talk=tom_chatfield_7_ways_games_reward_the_brain;year=2010;theme=new_on_ted_com;theme=the_creative_spark;theme=a_taste_of_tedglobal_2010;event=TEDGlobal+2010;&preAdTag=tconf.ted/embed;tile=1;sz=512x288;" /><embed src="http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf" pluginspace="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" bgColor="#ffffff" width="446" height="326" allowFullScreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" flashvars="vu=http://video.ted.com/talks/dynamic/TomChatfield_2010G-medium.flv&su=http://images.ted.com/images/ted/tedindex/embed-posters/TomChatfield-2010G.embed_thumbnail.jpg&vw=432&vh=240&ap=0&ti=996&introDuration=15330&adDuration=4000&postAdDuration=830&adKeys=talk=tom_chatfield_7_ways_games_reward_the_brain;year=2010;theme=new_on_ted_com;theme=the_creative_spark;theme=a_taste_of_tedglobal_2010;event=TEDGlobal+2010;"></embed></object>

    1. Did you figure out how to get TED talks added? I'm trying to do this also.

  22. Adding video work fine, but is it possible to force the still image as first image on the embedded player ?

    Dailymotion or Youtube do not present the first image of your video, which is not convenient for presentation.

    As today I do  "widget http //www.dailymotion.com/video/xfvl0m_massiv-archi-intro-vga_tech widget:url=|width=640|height=480"
    I would like to have something like widget:src=my-introduction-still-image.jpg url= http //www...."

  23. Anonymous

    Hi,

       How about adding a video from our computer ? is it possible? How?

  24. Anonymous

    Twitter feeds come in adding older and older tweets with no ability to scroll to newer tweets now scrolled off the bottom. Are there no controls for the presentation to limit number of tweets and the order?

  25. Widget macro is not connecting to Twitter feeds after we upgraded to 3.5. Is anyone else having this problem? Any fix for this?

    I would appreciate any help with this,

    Meredith

  26. First off, my compliments for the beautiful display and awesome variability of these widgets. However, I was just wondering if there's any way to change the positioning of the Get Satisfaction widget. By default it displays the little black link button on the left side of the page. This turns out to be right smack dab in the middle of the left nav pane and thus looks pretty silly. I tried overriding it in the space's CSS file. Like so:

    However, this doesn't work, I think because the widget isn't pulling the CSS from the wiki, but somewhere else. I would appreciate any suggestions.

  27. I'm trying to use a Google Gadget, which contains a number of parameters that must be passed in order to configure the gadget.

    I'm attempting to use the following Gadget:

    http://www.gmodules.com/ig/creator?synd=open&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.matt.org%2Fmodules%2FDashboardClockWorld.xml&lang=en

    I attempted to use the following widget

    The result is the default invalid gear image. I even tried to replace all the ampersands with |, and that didn't result in anything different.

    Running Confluence 3.5

  28.  

    The short answer is: Yes. The only requirement is that the users browser has access to the video.

    The long answer is: All the widget connector does is creating an embed tag for a video based on a URL. It's quite simple really. Here is how it works under the hood.

    1. The user provides a URL to the macro.

    2. The WidgetConnector tries to match the URL with all it's available renderer implementations.

    3. If the URL matches a specific renderer, the relevant parts of the URL (eg. an ID) will be parsed out of the URL and substituted in the embed tag provided by the renderer.

    4. The renderer writes out the embed tag into the HTML page.

    Therefore the only requirement is that the user can access the video via the browser. It doesn't necessarily have to be on a public service since the URL will be requested via the embed tag in the Confluence page.

  29. Hello. I'm trying to embed a spreadsheet in a confluence page using the widget connector, but they appear and cogwheel icons saying "docs.google.com" underneath them.

    Am I doing something wrong? I tried the link from the address bar and from the "share" button on google docs.

    I also tried the "publish to web", but it didn't work.

    Please help me, as I feel I'm one step away from doing this.

    1. Hi Dmitriy,

      Try our support system or Atlassian Answers. You can give your specific info; those are better places to troubleshoot than here in the comments.

  30. Anonymous

    Hello, 

    im tryin to embed some google widgets but it doesnt work completly.

    I just see a half of the hole widget the other half of the widget window is just white and cant be shown ... 

    Can u help me ? 

     

    using:

    confluence 4 with all updates 02.12.11

  31. Hi guys,

    has there been any update on the https-issues mentioned earlier by Corey and Tom? We also run Confluence on https and can't use the Twitter connector plugin because it's generates a security warning regarding insecure content on the page.
    Or is there a way that the Confluence plugin calls https://api.twitter.com/ instead of http://api.twitter.com/? This would solve the issue.

    Thanks,
    Birger

    1. Anonymous

      Same problem here using Youtube-Videos in the Widget Connector.

      Using https-URLs in the Widget Connector doesn't fix the issue. Could you please fix this?

       

      Thanks,

      Lorenz

  32. Would be great if widget connector could show a public linkedin profile - just brief info (name, company(s), picture) with link to the profile.

  33. TN

    Hi IT Support,

    I am using the widget connector macro for version 4.1.6. The widget connector works fine but is not centrally aligned inside the roundrect macro. ? Is there any way to fix it. Have used the center macro and align macro. Doesnt work. Any help would be appreciated

     

    TN

    I

  34. Hi, I am having a problem with Flickr and the widget connector.

    I am putting photos into set's and then uploading them to different parts of my site and I want each set to only show that set's photo's. This works on the confluence page. However, when you click on a photo in a set and go through to the Flickr site it shows all the photos (from all the set's) instead of taking me just to that set's photo's 

    Is there a way to make it so even when I click through to the Flickr site it automatically just shows that set's photo's (it is ok if the other photo's are accessible, I just want the set the person is actually looking for to be what comes up automatically) 

    Anyone know if this is possible?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Daniel

  35. Anonymous

    under Confluence 3.4.7 I could use the widget to point at videos on an internal streaming server but I am in the process of testing on 4.1.9 and I seem to have lost that ability.  Am I missing something in the usage or has that functionality truely gone away>

    For example, using the URL mms://streamer.my.server.gov/general/ethics.wmv used to work.  Now the widget is displayed but the video never runs.

    1. Anonymous

      Update-

      Did some testing on confluence 3.5.  Video works with widget 3.6 but does not with widget 3.8.

      My streaming server is Helix.  I tried URLs mms://streamer.my.server.gov/general/ethics.wmv and http://streamer.state.ak.us:8080/asxgen/ethics.wmv.asx

      Both work under 3.6, niether works under 3.8

  36. Can't insert Google maps widget!!!

    maps.google.ru

    g.co

     

    1. Anonymous

      1. Anonymous

        Found the solution... Top-Level-Domain of the URL must be .com (www.google.com).

      2. Anonymous

        Found the solution... Top-Level-Domain of the URL must be .com (www.google.com).

      3. Anonymous

        Found the solution... Top-Level-Domain of the URL must be .com (www.google.com).

      4. Anonymous

        Found the solution... Top-Level-Domain of the URL must be .com (www.google.com).

      5. Anonymous

        Found the solution... Top-Level-Domain of the URL must be .com (www.google.com).

      6. Anonymous

        Found the solution... Top-Level-Domain of the URL must be .com (www.google.com).

      7. Anonymous

        Found the solution... Top-Level-Domain of the URL must be .com (www.google.com).

  37. Just tried embedding a Twitter feed into a Confluence page using this macro. The feed shows up fine, but the tweets appear (slowly) in reverse order (i.e. the most recent tweet first, then the second most recent tweet is added at the top and so on. This results (after a while) in a feed with the oldest post at the top, and the most recent ones scrolling away into cyberspace. Is this how it's meant to work?

     

  38. Anonymous

    Hi all, 

    I just want to include my twitter feed into a site and after following the instructions to include and to configure the widget it doesn't work at all. My page is still blank where the widget should appear. We have an ondemand solution with the latest Version of Confluence. Any hints how to get this up to speed and correct installed? 

    Thanks!

    Andreas

  39. Not sure if it applies to the most recent version, but in 4.1 you have to enter the long version of the URL when linking to a YouTube video. The short version you get by default when you click "Share" is not valid.

  40. Anonymous

    Hi, 

    Shweta here, for some reason Atlassian is not allowing me to create an account, does not accept the word in the picture. 

    But that's not my problem - Twitter widget url is not working with Confluence 3.5. I can see a blank page. Any idea why?

    1. Hi Shweta,

      The Widget Connector Macro which allows you to embed a Twitter feed onto a Confluence page was fixed in Confluence 3.5.9 with the upgrade to widget connector 1.3.8.

      If you are running Confluence 3.5.9 or later, it should be working fine.

  41. Anonymous

    Flickr widget doesn't work in Chrome

  42. Anonymous

    This widget is not working for us at all. We are using Confluence version 5.1.5 

    Wufoo appears to now offer up https url's, which error out when attempting to display the forms in Confluence. Since there is an http version of a Wufoo form as an example here on this page, I attempted to integrate that same form as a test on our own confluence page. With my attempt, it no longer errors out, but it simply displays a blank page.... so really just a different problem with no solution as far as I can tell. 

    I have tried both Chrome and Firefox for my tests. 

    I also tried Google forms, but the notes above mention Google Docs in general don't work, so... that's probably my issue for those (smile) 

    I wasted a stupid amount of time trying to force this thing to work as it should only to cave and look for bugs on the thing. Ultimately I came across this bug:  CONF-30256 - Widget macro does not allow https URLs for wufoo forms Open  

    I hope my comment spares others' the severe time sink that I personally fell into trying to figure out why this thing wasn't working.

  43. Can we use the Widget connector to display videos from Wistia?  

    1. Sorry, Wistia is not currently supported by the widget connector. Feel free to raise a feature request for this. 

  44. If I am doing this for a specific twitter feed, do I have to add that in the exception list on my proxy, if i am blocking twitter and all other social media