August 18, 2011

Other Accounts Sidebar Module

The Other Accounts sidebar module will allow you to easily display links to accounts you have on other services in your blog's sidebar. You can add links to a number of other services including websites like Digg, del.icio.us, Twitter, and Facebook and chat clients like AIM, ICQ and MSN Messenger.

Account Levels: This feature is available to all Pro plans.

Adding services to your profile

To learn how to add services to your Other Accounts, please see Account > Other Accounts.

Adding the Other Accounts module to your About Page

If you'd like to display the Other Accounts module on your About Me Page, go to Account > About Me Page.

The Configure link, below the "Other Accounts" option, will allow you to see display choices for the module. You can choose a Title to be displayed above your other accounts links. There are two Display Mode options: a List view, which will have the icon and name of the service and your profile name; or a grid view, which will display just the icons for the services in grid format.

Save your changes in that window after making your selections. You can then check the box next to Other Accounts, then Save and Publish at the bottom of the About Me Page.

Adding the Other Accounts module to your blog

Basic Templates

In Blogs > Design > Content, select About You from the Categories menu, then Other Accounts from the Modules menu. Finally, click the Add this Module in the details menu.

A dialog window will appear, prompting you with the display choices for the module. You can choose a Title to be displayed above your other accounts links. There are two Display Mode options: a List view, which will have the icon and name of the service and your profile name; or a grid view, which will display just the icons for the services in grid format. Click Save.

The module will appear in the sidebar of your design interface. Click and drag the module to change where it will be displayed.

Save your changes by clicking Save Changes at the bottom of the Content page.

Advanced Templates

As with Basic Templates, you'll first need to choose services in Account > Other Accounts, as described above. You will then add the Other Accounts code directly to your blog's template(s).

If you'd like to display the List view, use this code:

If you'd like to display the Grid view, use this code:

Please note that the header title will be "My Other Accounts" by default. If you'd like to edit that, remove this tag:

<$MTElsewhereSidebarModuleTitle encode_html="1"$>

And replace it with your custom text.

If you had configured the Other Accounts module in your Basic Template prior to switching to an Advanced Template and would like to use those same settings, this is the default code for the module that you would use:

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