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Instructables embedded on your website - UPDATED! Answered

Last December I wrote some PHP to enable Instructables users to embed a live list of their Instructables on their website or wordpress blog with a navigation bar to organise by views, comments, rating and name as well as pagination. It proved quite popular but broke when HQ updated some code on member's profile pages.

Well... i FINALLY got round to updating it this weekend. I've uploaded the fixed code to the Instructable. You can learn how to install it and download the source in the Instructable, or see it working live at this page on my website.

I thought I'd post the update as a forum topic too so that anybody that subscribed to me for the original Instructable would get notified of the update.

Enjoy!

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Kiteman

7 years ago

It would be nice if this was something the codemonkeys could make into an integral part of the site...

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JayefuuKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

A bit like Youtube provides to embed videos? :D

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KitemanJayefuu

Reply 7 years ago

Yes, I think so.

Would Kelseymh get too upset if I suggested that every project have an "embed hotlink" button?

I imagine that quite a bit of traffic could be driven to the site like that, because anybody could create a blog or website of their favourite projects, and then people using their website would also become traffic here...

Maybe a teacher (of technology, science, food, design, whatever) could us it to create a reference/resource page on their school/college website in the run-up to a project?

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kelseymhKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Why would I get upset? That sounds like an awesome idea. Unlike the ties to Failbook (and the ever growing use of Fail and Twit nomenclature), being able to cross-link to Instructables from other sites would be excellent.

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Kitemankelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

Knowing the nature of what passes for comments there...

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KryptoniteKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Ahh, Youtube commenters... scum of the internet!

And I don't say that lightly.

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KitemanLithium Rain

Reply 7 years ago

And you have??

Young lady, I am shocked and surprised!

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KryptoniteKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

I'm assuming you, too, have been there Kiteman.

I should apolagise, there are far darker corners of the internet, but at least they're normally literate... I think...

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KitemanKryptonite

Reply 7 years ago

Only to check what it was, after a different conversation here.

0_o

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Lithium RainKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Dude, I don't have to try heroin to know it causes overdoses. :P

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Jayefuukelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

Can you think of other ways it'd be helpful? Would _you_ use it anywhere?

A list of recently featured ibles and their thumbnails would be easy and potentially useful. For high traffic sites it needn't look it up each time either, it could update once an hour.

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JayefuuKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

"Maybe a teacher (of technology, science, food, design, whatever) could us it to create a reference/resource page on their school/college website in the run-up to a project?"

It'd be easy to write a script that looked up your favourites then loaded the thumbnails, titles and links on a page like I did on my blog. You could use it with a dummy account to tag appropriate projects. It'd only require changing one line of the code. All the images are hotlinked so you don't need to host anything other than a small piece of code, all the load is on Instructable's servers, though I suppose the bandwidth compared to the likelyhood of increased traffic is worth it.