The first mixxt badges have just been implemented into our productive system. If you like to let your visitors know which networks you are a member of or promote your network on your website, give them a hint by using our widgets. You still cannot reach them directly over the networks, but if you know the code, you can be one of the first to use them. Of course, users can object their profile being used in widgets, as well as admins can deactivate badges. Your privacy really matters to us. So here we go: How do you get such a badge for your website or blog? Let me explain this on basis of a BarCamp Berlin 2-badge:
This is the badge “memberinfo”, which shows a part of the member profile:
Just use the following code to embed the badge into your website or blog:
The “networkinfo” badge presents some key data of a network:
You can embed this badge by using the following code:
Please note that this is still an alpha version of the badges. If you like to have another network shown in the badge, you can configure the embed code by using another network’s domain. There is a difference between nickname and real name networks: In nickname networks, parameters have to be set like this for the correct nickname: “?member=oliver” or, if you imagine “spongebob” being a member of the network “?member=spongebob”. In real name networks, the memberinfo badge refers to the user’s mixxt ID. And now: have fun with our badges.
In our previous blogpost we have already announced some changes within the current update. The privacy settings are very complex and detailed, therefore they deserve their own entry. If you click on “mixxt settings” in the upper green mixxt bar in one of your networks, you reach our new global layer and find the privacy settings on the 7th rank. Please note that while you set your standard settings here, you will be able to configure your privacy for each network individually in the future (according to the next update).
As you might have noticed, we updated mixxt to version 0.11.1 a few days ago! The last version “moonrise” was replaced by “misiu”, a name proposed by our new employee Kamila. If you have any idea about the meaning of this name, don’t hesitate to drop a comment ;)
But the name is surely not the only exciting part of our new mixxt-version. As wished by many users, we finally launched “the global settings” or (as techies would call it) “the global layer”. Within these settings users can administer their accounts including their profile and privacy-settings as well as their membership in the different networks. You can enter this top level of all your networks by clicking the “mixxt settings” in the upper green bar.