If you look carefully to the on the right sidebar of this page, you’ll see that there is a “widget” called Achilles Timeline
This is a widget that I created that keeps track how long it has been since my ATR and how long it has been since my surgery.
You can also add this to your sidebar, and it’ll keep track of your dates as well.
If you’ve just created your blog, go to your blog first to log in.
If you log in from the main site: http://achillesblog.com, it’ll put you in the “restricted” administrative page for the main site. So you’ll can instead go to:
(replace username with your user name)
For me, it would be: http://achillesblog.com/dennis/wp-admin
For kristinatl, it would be: http://achillesblog.com/kristinatl/wp-admin
To setup the Achilles Timeline Widget, after you login, click on “Users” on the top far right-hand side. Once you click on “Users”, you’ll see 4 sub-menus. One of them is “Your Achilles Profile”. If you click on it, you’ll see the page “AchillesBlog User Profile”.
Please enter your Achilles information there.
Make sure you click “Update Options” when done. (image showing a sample user):
(The pictures shows “Profile” that’s circled in green where actually “Users” is supposed to be.. I am reusing a different image.)
Now you have to “activate” the plugin: Achilles Info Display Widget:
(Update: If your blog was created after August 6th, 2008 then you don’t have to activate it any more. It’s already done for you during the sign-up.)
Lastly, from the “Design” tab, go to “Widgets” sub-tab.
You can see all the available widgets on the left side, and the current widgets that you are using on the right side.
On the right side, you’ll also see a pulldown menu, showing different sidebars where you can add the widgets to.
On the left side, (the Available Widgets) you should see the widget called “ATR Timeline”, and add it to any of the themes and any of its sidebars you want by clicking the “Add”. When you do that, you’ll see that widget added to the list on the right side. You can drag it and reorder how the widgets appear.
Then click “Save Changes” , and that should be it. You should be able to see the widgets appear on your blog.
As an added bonus, you’ll now see your Achilles information on the NYC Marathon Achilles recovery tracker.
If you have any questions or you want me to do this for you on your behalf, please let me know.
I have more things planned, including the progress tracker. Also, any suggestions or feedback is greatly appreciated.