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Adding A Clustermap Widget

Update April 2015: shortly after we published this, clustermaps had some problems, you need to set up a new account to get your maps going again. The process has not changed.

Here is a short screencast on how to add a clustermap widget to your blogs sidebar. This will let you see how many visitors you have had and where they come from.

You can embed the video from this page on another Glow Blog using this code:
[video width="640" height="400" mp4="https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/public/bloggingbootcamp/uploads/sites/2623/2015/03/bootcamp-widget-clustermap.mp4" poster="https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/public/bloggingbootcamp/uploads/sites/2623/2015/03/bootcamp-widget-clustermap.mp4.png"][/video]


How to add a cluster-map:

  1. Copy the URL to your blog
  2. Go to http://www.clustermaps.com
  3. Paste the URL into the url field and fill in your email address
  4. Submit the form
  5. Check your email and activate your account
  6. Check your mail for a second message and copy the new password.
  7. Log on to clustermaps
  8. Select the [B] Minimalist style of code
  9. Copy the code.
  10. Return to your blog. Add a text widget to your sidebar, paste in the code and save.

Bootcamp Week 3



Widgets are used to add features and functionality to the sidebar (usually) of your blog. Widget placement is dependent on themes.

Widgets on Glow Blog Help blog
Download: Widgets docx or Widgets PDF


Adding an image wp4 | Glow Blog Help
Adding an image to a post MS docx
Adding an image to a post PDF

You might want to find out about Galleries too: Adding an image gallery on the Glow Blog Help


Talk about why you should or could use images. How do they help communicate? What advantages to they bring? Discuss using images safely & legally, see the Finding Images post here for more information and some sources of images.

Blogging Challenge

A picture of learning This weeks Blogging Challenge

As part of #DigiLeanScot Week:

Blog photos of ‘a picture of learning’

What Does Learning look like in your class?

Remember to categorize your posts bootcamp!