Website Widgets

By September 16, 2013

FIRE is pleased to announce the addition of widgets to the arsenal of tools provided to our student and faculty allies as well as the public at large. As you can see below, we have two different kinds of widgets which are available for your website or blog.

Note to CFN members: You can earn 5 points in the CFN Incentive Program just by adding a widget. When you add one of the widgets simply send a link to cfn@thefire.org.

FIRE’s Unlearning Liberty Widget

Show your support for FIRE and Unlearning Liberty by adding FIRE’s badge to your own website. Just copy and paste the code below!


FIRE’s Spotlight Widget

Spotlight Widget

You can help end speech codes at your college campus by posting a FIRE Spotlight Widget on your blog or website. The widget will link directly to a page of your choice on Spotlight: The Campus Freedom Resource, our speech code ratings database that covers more than 350 colleges and universities nationwide, with more added every year. FIRE staffers and lawyers annually review policies at these institutions to determine whether the school is a “red light,” meaning it has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech; a “yellow light,” meaning it maintains some policies that could ban or excessively regulate protected speech; or a “green light,” which indicates that FIRE was unable to find any policies that would seriously imperil free speech on campus. Spotlight’s speech code ratings have been repeatedly cited in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal and USA Today to local and campus newspapers across the country.

Adding the Spotlight widget to your blog or website

  1. Visit thefire.org/spotlight and select your school by state, region, or just by typing it into the search box.
  2. When your school’s page comes up, look on the right sidebar to see the widget for that particular school. Below it is a box with some text in it?select it all and copy it to the clipboard.
  3. Go to your blog or website, and paste in the text wherever you want the widget to appear (it?s made for a sidebar, but should work anywhere).
  4. Send us a link to your site with the widget posted on it and your mailing address.

Then we’ll send you a free FIRE t-shirt or FIRE coffee mug!


FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month Widget

If your college or university is not currently in FIRE’s database or if you simply want to add another widget to your blog or website, consider adding our SCOTM widgets. Each month, FIRE features a college or university with a particularly egregious speech code as its Speech Code of the Month. The Speech Code of the Month feature serves both to educate the public about the broader problem of speech codes on campus and to use public pressure to encourage particular institutions to abandon repressive policies.

Adding the Speech Code of the Month widget to your blog or website

  1. Visit https://www.thefire.org/category/speech-code-of-the-month/ and look on the right sidebar to see the widget for that month. Below it is a box with some text in it—select it all and copy it to the clipboard.
  2. Go to your blog or website, and paste in the text wherever you want the widget to appear (it’s made for a sidebar, but should work anywhere).
  3. Send us a link to your site with the widget posted on it and your mailing address.

Then we’ll send you a free FIRE t-shirt or FIRE coffee mug!


FIRE’s Red Alert Widget

FIRE’s Red Alert List Widget Red Alert institutions have displayed a severe and ongoing disregard for the fundamental rights of their students or faculty members. They are the “worst of the worst” when it comes to liberty on campus.

Add FIRE’s Red Alert Widget to your own website by copying and pasting in the code below!


FIRE’s Support FIRE Widget

Posting FIRE’s support widget to your site is a great way to promote FIRE and to help increase our resources so we can become an even greater force for change on college and university campuses.

Add FIRE’s Support Liberty on Campus badge to your own website by copying and pasting in the code below!