Sphere Blog

August 22, 2007

Nifty New Sphere Related Plug-in

Filed under: Sphere Contextual Widget — sphere @ 4:29 am


If you’ve downloaded our Plug-in from WordPress.org or through Feedburner’s FeedFlare, you’ll notice that we’ve update the look & feel of our “Classic” Sphere Related Content Plug-in. Our goal is to create customization flexibility so that our partner sites can adopt the color of the Plug-in to match their site. We’d love your input on other features you’d like to see added to Sphere Related Content, just leave us a comment or send us a note to our development team.

And yes, we changed the WordPress theme of our blog in honor of summer vacation – of course, none of us really had a vacation but that photo, taken by one of the Automattic guys at one of their off-site get-togethers sure is aspirational!


  1. Hello, everyone! Still enjoying my Sphere plugin. I just set-up a feedflare and thought it would autmatically include Sphere since it is attached to my posts – but it does not. Headed over there shortly to change it include Sphere related content.

    Question: I’d still like to be able to include Classic as well as Political content in my Sphere. Since I have to make a choice between one or the other on the plugin, I’m wondering if I can install a 2nd Sphere module (Sphere2, say), and add Political content that way.

    What do you think?

    Like the new blog look – although it is winsome, in a way…

    Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Boomer Entropy — August 22, 2007 @ 4:14 pm | Reply

  2. Just found that Feedburner will not let me add a Sphere Feedflare to my feed – only my site (where, of course, it’s already installed).

    Sent Feedburner a note about my displeasure…

    Comment by Boomer Entropy — August 22, 2007 @ 6:15 pm | Reply

  3. I see now Sphere’s note about javascript exclusion from Feedburner.

    A feature that would be nice is the ability to combine ‘relatedness contexts’ (‘Classic’ and one of the ‘political’). Alternately, end-user ability to ‘switch’ contexts once a ‘sphereit’ search is initiated would be good.

    For example, my Sphere plugin is set to the ‘Classic’ context, yet my content does somewhat reflect political themes. On Sphere’s related content results page, it would be good to have an indicator that results are reflected by the ‘classic context’, with an end-user ability to select a ‘switch’ to one of the ‘political’ contexts.

    Comment by Boomer Entropy — August 27, 2007 @ 11:53 pm | Reply

  4. I just love the classics!

    Comment by retro — November 1, 2007 @ 3:57 pm | Reply

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