Experimental OpenlyLocal widget: council info on any website
I’m at the excellent TalkAboutLocal unconference and decided yesterday afternoon if I could come up with something that’s been long-requested: a widget that allows you to put council info from OpenlyLocal on your website, specifically forthcoming council meetings for any of those 100+ councils we’re holding info for.
Well, I did it. It’s experimental. But it works. And it should take no more than 2 minutes to do. Here’s what it looks like (thanks to the excellent Philip John at The Lichfield Blog for trying it out):
And this is what you need to do to install it. Paste the following code in to a sidebar, box, or anywhere you like on your website*.
Replace the number on the second line after ‘council_id=’ with the OpenlyLocal id for the council (which is the number at the end of the URL for the council, e.g the above one is for Birmingham City Council – we’ll be making this process easier shortly). We’ll also be adding more features, and best of all you won’t have to do anything; the widget will update automatically. And that’s it. A doddle.