Calendars, Countdown Timers and Messages for WordPress.com blogs

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Google Calendar is a free calendar application from Google that makes it easy to keep track of life’s important events all in one place. Upcoming Events is a widget and a shortcode that allows you to use an iCalendar link to display a list of events on your WordPress.com blog. Milestone Widgets provide a simple way to create a countdown to a given date but the way they work is hard to fathom.

Though there are code restrictions on free hosted WordPress.com blogs, unpsurpsisingly restrictions lead to innovative solutions and workarounds. My fellow blogger, Panos whom I learn new things from daily has some gigya shortcodes for calendars, countdown timers and messages both scrolling an non-animated I want to share with you.

If you are looking for a Flash calendar for your free hosted WordPress.com blog see here:

If you are looking for a countdown ticker for your free hosted WordPress.com blog see:

If you are looking for a scrolling message for your free hosted WordPress.com blog see: Widgets for wp.com blogs: 9 – scrolling messages

If you are looking for a non-animated message for your free hosted WordPress.com blog see: Widgets for wp.com blogs: 12 – some non animated messages

17 thoughts on “Calendars, Countdown Timers and Messages for WordPress.com blogs

  1. WordPress just keeps on giving. You cannot say that about many things in this life. Your banner was a treat to view. I hadn’t read it before and it moved me. :)

  2. When I back-scroll a WordPress site, black lines appear across the screen. Some sites do this more than others. They disappear if I return to the top. Support hasn’t been any help, it isn’t my browser, happens on Safari and Chrome. Any ideas?

  3. Nice to know these kinds of banners and calenders are possible here in wp.com, I saw some of these in blogger blogs and thought may be they needs code which, as you pointed out, is not allowed in wp.com

    I think the closest what we have in wp.com built-in is the milestone widget for a countdown.

    1. Thanks to Panos who loves to rise to a challenge and who has provided the gigya shotrcodes we can use some Flash widgets. The Milestone Widget is a perplexing one and that’s for sure. Did you read the forum thread I linked to?

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