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Adding An HTML / JavaScript Gadget?

Some blog owners try to add a new gadget to their blog, unsuccessfully.
When I try to add my own gadget to my blog, it won't accept it. It says
We are sorry, this gadget appears to be broken.

This gadget has errors and cannot be used until fixed.
I've seen the gadget used, on other blogs. Why not, on my blog?
There is a small problem in understanding, how to add gadgets.

Blogger lets people add HTML / JavaScript based gadgets, provided by various developers and non Google services - and they let people make their own, XML based gadgets. Some people confuse the two types of gadgets.

Most people know about adding HTML / JavaScript gadgets.

Besides the previously discussed problem with adding / editing the "HTML/JavaScript" gadget, not everybody may know to select the right gadget. Almost everybody should use "Add a Gadget", select "HTML/JavaScript" from the "Basics" tab - then add the HTML / JavaScript code made by / supplied to you.

Add an "HTML / JavaScript" gadget, using "Basics".

You can, alternately, write your own gadget, using XML. If you wish to write an XML gadget, you select the "Add your own" tab, in "Add a Gadget" - then enter the URL of the XML code.

Add an "XML" gadget, using "Add your own".

Just don't select "Add your own", if you want to add HTML / JavaScript. "Add your own" is for XML coded gadgets, that you write.


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