Mini WordPress.com Gadget
You might have noticed that WordPress.com is poised to take over the world. We’re not really supervillains but we do think we deserve to look like supervillains at least some of the time, don’t you? I mean, Doctor Evil had Mini-Me. That’s the kind of thing we want. (That is really our second choice but we don’t know any Zoroastrians named Wilma.)
But seriously, we’ve engineered a sort of miniature clone of WordPress.com. Once you’re logged in, the gadget lets you handle the most common aspects of blog administration. It has three main areas: Stats, New Post, and New Bookmark. These should be entirely self-explanatory so I’ll let them explain themselves.
There will be many uses for this miniature site and we’ve gotten the ball rolling by writing a Windows Live gadget. To use it, click Add Stuff, click Advanced Options, under Add a Gadget by URL enter
http://m.wordpress.com/livegadget.xml and click Subscribe. You may have to refresh the page after that. Then under My Stuff click WordPress.com, then click “add to my page” and “Install Widget” and follow any additional instructions that may appear. (That seems like a lot of steps until you’ve done it as often as I have.)
If you find a new place to embed this gadget we sure want to know about it. Leave a comment and we’ll check it out!