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Ok go to the widget page:

i) http://boardgamegeek.com/geekwidget.php

ii) Select number 4: 'display as image'.

iii) Then click generate code!

iv) Then copy the 'BGG code' not the HTML.

v) Edit your profile page and paste the bgg code.
http://boardgamegeek.com/user/jwallerrocks press the pencil.

Done?
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At one time I recall a user had set up their games banner to rotate and enlarge the image in the center. Anybody know how to do that? Seriously, that was pimp!
 
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Apologies for dragging this but i cant get my top 10 to display in the widget. It works for recently played games, but when i change it to top 10 the image goes blank. Anyone got any ideas where im going wrong?

scrap that, assumed top 10 were the games i had ranked the highest but its not!
 
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DaveD wrote:

This seems to be be due to the transitioning to https. You need to edit the widget code to replace http with https.

It looks like the widget generator needs to be modified so that it generates the correct code for the new configuration.

More discussion here

Recently played games widget seems to be broken
Transitioning to https

This solved it?
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oddzilla wrote:
After the I generate the code what do I do next? The box to the right gives me the code and the images which I can see but I don't know how to put it in my profile. I have tried copy and paste. HELP!

Copy and paste into a text editor, then follow the directions to subsitute the bracketed img and /img

And in your profile, select the pencil to edit. Then paste the modified code in
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Awesome! Thanks for your easy to follow guide!
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The widget works fine for my when I select 'Random Games' but I would prefer my Top 10. Whenever I do this it just shows a cross instead of any image.
Squiz's comment above makes me wonder if I have misunderstood what this is?
 
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Griff Glowen wrote:
The widget works fine for my when I select 'Random Games' but I would prefer my Top 10. Whenever I do this it just shows a cross instead of any image.
Squiz's comment above makes me wonder if I have misunderstood what this is?
Top 10 (or Hot 10) is not your ten most played or highest rated games. It (they) are the lists you manually enter at the bottom of the right column of your profile. You have entered nothing, so it shows nothing.

This is a common misunderstanding, and not the clearest terminology in the world. As with much of BGG, similar features with similar names are implemented at different times, but they don't actually talk to each other. For example, the relatively old Widget can't display the relatively new Fan info.

So, if you want something from your current Collection, you need to pick random or wishlist. If you use Top or Hot 10, the Widget will reflect whatever games you put in your Top or Hot list. If you use Recently Played, nothing will show until you start logging plays.

And 10 games wide is really a bit wide for your profile page. The right column will get squished on a lot of devices. You might want to stick to the default of 5. If you choose to manual enter games, you could put 1-5 in your Top list and 6-10 in your Hot list, or vice versa, and use two image Widgets.

Oh, or uncheck inline.
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How does this select which game image should be used? Exploding Kittens NSFW has a main image that would look good in the result of this widget, but it displays an older image in the widget result which has some promo text in it.
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The widget in my profile misses "games played" listings. Has anyone else noticed that, too, with their widget?
 
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stepal wrote:
The widget in my profile misses "games played" listings. Has anyone else noticed that, too, with their widget?
Most Recently Played Widget Not Working
Profile widgets not updating
The "last games played" widget mixes things up
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Thank you, Werner. I hadn't seen those threads.
 
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Possible not to show expansions in the widget?

Possible to only show games from, let's say, the last two years in the widget?
 
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Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to use the widget in combination with a GeekList instead of my collection? I want to use it to show the games that we have translated, this list: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/222696/
 
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snake2shake wrote:
Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to use the widget in combination with a GeekList instead of my collection? I want to use it to show the games that we have translated, this list: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/222696/
No, but you can set Top 10 or Hot 10 to anything you want. They don't look at your ratings or the usual hotness metrics; they're just whatever you put in your profile. Be sure to check "Display as Image" as the upper left "BGG Code" note in the instructions says.
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I believe there is a micro badge that you can link to a geeklist
 
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I believe there is a micro badge that you can link to a geeklist
Yes, though the label can not be customized from "My Favorite Contribution to BGG" or something less relevant. Here are the customizable URL MBs:

Microbadges with Custom URL Links [basic links to your profile]
 
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Is there any way to make the widget display a certain category NOT starting with the first game on the list? Say, for instance, you wanted it to show games #6-10 on your top 10 list (without showing 1-5)? Is there any kind of option like "start=6"?

If there's a way to break a widget result into two rows or columns, that might also work.
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You can set Top 10 or Hot 10 to anything you want, so you could set Hot 10 to Top 10 6-10.
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