We have been working on making Wolfram|Alpha Widgets more customizable so that it’s easier for bloggers and webmasters to incorporate them in their sites and posts. We’re now pleased to share a few updates with you.
The most exciting new feature is the pre-computed “inline” widget. With these widgets, readers get computational knowledge from Wolfram|Alpha directly, without even clicking a button! As a new twist on the iframe-style widgets, you can now choose to hide or show the inputs as well as hide or show results right on the page as a streamlined addition to your own content.
Here are some examples:
This widget will give your readers the distance from New York City to their location. It pre-computes the distance based on the reader’s IP address. If users want to know the distance to NYC from another location, all they have to do is click the plus sign to open the widget input area, where they can enter a different starting location.
Or maybe you run a weather blog and want your readers to easily find their location’s forecast. This widget uses the readers’ IP addresses to produce weather information catered to their locations without leaving your site or even clicking a button.
See a Wolfram|Alpha Widget in our Widget Gallery or embedded in a blog or website, but really wish it was a different size or color? Not a problem! You can now customize other people’s widgets to match your formatting and style directly from the widget’s home page. Simply make your theme and output type selections, then copy and paste the updated embed code into your site.
Be sure to revisit the Wolfram|Alpha Widgets website and play around with all of the new changes! And remember to check back here for news on changes and updates to all Wolfram|Alpha resources. Have you already made a Wolfram|Alpha Widget using the pre-computed “inline” feature? Share a link here!