Today, I finally deployed the new widget framework of BlogEngine.NEXT to my blog. It’s been under development for some months now, so it’s nice to see it in action for the first time on a live site.
For some time now, I’ve wanted to write new widgets but didn’t have any places to put them. Before now that is. The first thing that came to my mind was to write a Twitter widget displaying my last Twits. You can see the result on the side panel to the right. The widget just took about an hour to write.
If you are interested in seeing how the Twitter widget works or to get a sneak peak of the widget framework, then here is a new video that explains the Twitter widget. If you watched the video displaying the early prototype of the widget framework, you might notice a lot of the changes and improvements we’ve done so far.
If you run the latest and greatest build of BlogEngine.NET available from CodePlex, then you can add the Twitter widget to your own blog. Just download the zip file below, and put the Twitterfolder into your blog’s widget folder.