Word Count Widgets
What's a Widget?
The Word Count Widgets are a set of dynamic images that you can embed in or link to from any web page. There are Widgets to display personal, regional, and head-to-head word-count progress. PLEASE DO NOT USE WIDGETS IN YOUR SIGNATURE. Widgets are designed for use off-site. On-site they will load every time anyone views a thread containing them. This creates undue strain on our servers. Please only use the widgets off the NaNoWriMo website.
The Widgets require you to know a user's system name. You can find your user system name by looking at the URL of your Profile page. You can find a region system name by looking at the URL of one of the regional forums pages.
The Participant Widget is called with your user system name. Example:
<img src="http://nanowrimo.org/widget/LiveParticipant/jezra.png" />
This one rotates to a different image (coffee mug, pens, computer, manuscript) throughout the course of the day. When you win, the "participant" changes to "winner."
Participant Widget With Username
The Participant Widget with Username features the NaNoWriMo username attached to the user system name. Example:
<img src="http://nanowrimo.org/widget/LiveSupporter/jezra.png" />
This one also rotates to a different image (coffee mug, pens, computer, manuscript) throughout the course of the day. When you win, the "participant" changes to "winner."
My Month is a simple display showing overall progress and how you did on any given day. Light green and red show where you were above or below the goal for the day, bold green and red are reserved for days where you did exceptionally well or monumentally badly. Example:
The Graph is called with your user system name. Example:
<img src="http://nanowrimo.org/widget/graph/jezra.png" />
The Word War Widget requires from two to five user system names, separated by commas. Example:
<img src="http://nanowrimo.org/widget/WordWar/jezra,jezra.png" />
A very simple graph showing a single region's name and wordcount. Example:
<img src="http://nanowrimo.org/widget/RegionStatus/usa-california-east-bay.png" />
The Region War Widget takes from two to five region system names, separated by commas. Example:
<img src="http://nanowrimo.org/widget/RegionWar/usa-california-east-bay,usa-california-east-bay,usa-new-york-new-york-city.png" />
Many reports can now be modified with options. You can mix and match the options, turning the wordcount off and other options on. Play with it and see what you like! Each option in the URL is separated with commas (,) and can be given in any order.
- Turn word count off
- Turn "days left in nano" on
- Turn "percent complete" on
- Where 12,235 is the new goal, superceding the default 50K
- Display number of people in a region
Word War - Custom Goal
<img src="http://nanowrimo.org/widget/WordWar/jezra,jezra,goal=75000.png" />
Will display a 2-person word war with everyone's graph scaled against a common goal of 75,000 words.
Mini Graph - Percent Complete & Days
<img src="http://nanowrimo.org/widget/graph/jezra,wc,pc,days.png" />
Will display my mini-graph showing just the percent complete and days left because the "wc" option turned off the normal wordcount.