Widgets Who?

We always receive the same question – what are widgets and how do I use them? So today we’ve decided to dedicate a blog post regarding this matter (with some new features of course!).

Widgets are just another way of advertising your trading system, either you’re posting in a forum (forum post/signature, use the BB code) , your blog (Html code), or your own website (Html Code). An important thing to note is that even though the widgets are images, the widgets are dynamic and update as soon as your trading data is updated at Myfxbook. So once you post the widget, the data in the widget will always be up to date with the most recent data, with no need to re-post results or manually post updates.

We’ve redesigned the widgets page a bit to make it easier to use and with some new options (ability to link directly to your statements or your member page), you will also see the widgets link in your right upper panel after logging in.

As we’ve also been requested to make some custom widgets with different sizes, today we release the new widgets (Our design team worked hard to achieve the results below so we do hope you like them!)

And we’ve also added a completely customizable graph widget allowing you to create unlimited different layout combinations:

As you can notice in the images, the new widgets show the results as verified by Myfxbook. Obviously, only fully verified accounts will include the “Verified by Myfxbook.com” statement; non verified accounts will only state “Myfxbook.com”.

We’ve also changed the limitation of the widgets to show only in public accounts – if you don’t want to make your account public but still want to use our widgets, it’s now possible.  Please note that in such case the widget will be static and will not update the data.

Another new feature is a timezone setting (Settings, Profile tab):

You can now set your timezone, so all of the website’s timestamps are synced to your local time (including news and economic calendar; statements and trading activity are in GMT as this is the timezone our systems use to perform the calculations).

Also, we had a minor issue with the PDF statement not being created properly on Internet Explorer 8 – it is now fixed.

Have a great trading week!

The Myfxbook team.

9 Responses to “Widgets Who?”

  1. rosdi says:

    Awesomeness!… this is so fabulously awesome!.. you rock guys!

  2. Excellent!

    Now I just wish we could use custom settings on the widgets also (to display a limited time) :)

    /someguy

    myfxbook Reply:

    Someguy, we’ve actually implemented the custom start date in the custom widget, but it will be implemented on rest of the widgets also.

    Thanks for the suggestions!

  3. Irmantus says:

    Very nice work. I was always thinking about one feature that you could implement in to this wonderful project. It would be super cool to see Lowest and Highest prices on each order. I know that MT4 dose not store that information but if you could get price database and compare with time frame on which order was made and find lowest and highest price, that would be fantastic. Its something that zulutrade does. Thank you and good luck.

    myfxbook Reply:

    Thanks Irmantus for the suggestion!

  4. birt says:

    On a slightly unrelated note, it might be a good idea to include the floating profit in your calculations somehow, not only in the widgets but also in the default balance graph (make it equity graph instead or something). There’s quite a few EA authors exploiting this, a conclusive example being http://www.investorshaven.com/Test-Lab.html – their uploads are simply stopped monthly, without closing the trades that are open at that time; just click one of the widgets there and I’m sure you will understand what I mean.

    myfxbook Reply:

    Birt, you’re correct and we’re aware of this issue – it will be addressed.

  5. cuda says:

    hello,
    when i place a myfxbook widget on my website it places a blue or red border around the HTML how do i get rid of this.
    cuda

    Myfxbook Reply:

    Add border=’0′ to the tag.