Adding ClustrMaps to Your Blog Sidebar Using A Text Widget

Image of a ClustrmapsClustrMaps is a popular widget for class and student blogs because it reminds students that they are part of a global audience and demonstrates how connected we all are.

Students love seeing the red dots grow as their readers, from around the World, visit their blog.

Please Note:

On free Edublogs blogs you need to follow the instructions below for adding ClustrMaps to your sidebar using a text widget!

Creating Your ClustrMaps

  1. Go to ClustrMaps.
  2. Enter your blog URL (e.g. your blog URL should look similar like this http://theedublogger.edublogs.org/) and email address then click on Make My Map.Image of signing up for ClustrMaps
  3. Copy the HTML code for Option A. Image of the embed code

Adding The ClustrMap To Your Blog Sidebar

  1. Go to Appearance > Widgets in your Dashboard Image of widgets menu
  2. Click on the desired Sidebar to expand (so you can add the widgets) NOTE: In new blogs sidebars in your dashboard are empty and adding widgets automatically removes the default Edublogs widgets Image of widget sidebars
  3. To add a text widget, drag it from the Available Widgets areas on the left into the Sidebar area on the right Image of adding a text widget
  4. Drop the widget when you see a dashed line appear – this indicates the widget is in place Image of adding text widget to sidebar
  5. The widget will automatically open — just add the HTML code from Clustrmaps, click Save and then Close.  If you have trouble with the text widget or it doesn’t open — try changing your theme just in case there is an issue with it.Image of adding clustrmaps code to text widget
  6. You should now see your ClustrMaps in your blog sidebar and the dots will start appearing after 24 hours.

Image of clustrmaps in sidebar

FINAL THOUGHTS

If you need to grab new HTML embed code for your ClustrMaps just log into your ClustrMaps Admin area using your blog URL and password (sent in the original signup email from ClustrMaps).

Remember if you are an Edublogs supporters or Edublogs campus users you use the ClustrMaps Widget to add it your blog sidebar.

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49 thoughts on “Adding ClustrMaps to Your Blog Sidebar Using A Text Widget

  1. thank you very much but i missed on step i got everything and i saved it so after when i went to my website my map was there with all the htm link above it how do i remove it??

  2. I have followed directions on adding ClustrMaps onto my edublog site, but above the ClustrMap on my sidebar appears all of the html code. How do I get rid of the code so you can only see the ClustrMap?

    Thanks,
    Jill O’Brien

    1. Hi Jill

      We’ve had to disable the ability to add embed code on free blogs due to the abuse by people who create blogs to promote web sites and products. We’ve had to now link ability to add embed code to Edublogs Pro blogs and blogs that have had extra features enabled on them by a Pro blot.

      However, you can use the ClustrMaps widget. All you need to do is go to Plugins and activate the widget pack then add the ClustrMap widget to your sidebar by going to Appearance > Widgets.

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