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How to Add Widgets to Your Website

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What is a Widget?

A Widget is a tool that allows you to perform a function or integrate different services on your Create website without needing any knowledge of HTML Code. 

Examples of some of our best widgets include a featured product grid, social sharing icons, Google Maps and an Instagram feed, to name but a few. See the full list >>

All our Widgets are free to use with a Create subscription and can be used anywhere on your site that features an editor. So, for example, you can add them to the Content Pages of your site, or to your Shop product's long description. 

Creating and adding Widgets to your web pages is simple, as you’ll find out below:

 

How to Create a Widget

  1. Log in to your Create account

  2. Click on Content 

  3. Click on Widgets on the left-hand menu 

  4. Click on the Add Widget button 

The Widgets Screen in Create where you can add widgets to your web pages

  1. Choose the type of Widget you would like to create 

  2. Customise the Widget to your requirements 

  3. Save your changes

 

How to Place a Widget

  1. Click Content on the top menu

  2. Click Edit This Page (the pencil icon) next to the page you would like to edit

  3. Click the Add Block button in the bottom left-hand corner

  4. From the drop-down menu, select Custom

  5.  Click, drag and drop a Custom Element Content Block onto the desired place on the page

A Placeholder for positioning a Widget on your page

  1. A placeholder icon will be added to the Block

  2. click the + icon and use the drop-down menu to select Widget

  3. Select the Settings icon and choose the Widget you would like to appear in this block

 

Full List of Website Widgets

  • Featured Products Grid - Display up to 12 of your product images in a responsive grid.

  • Website Banner - Add a sliding banner that links to products, pages or external websites.

  • LinkedIn Share Button - Share your website news on LinkedIn by adding the LinkedIn 'Share' button.

  • Social Profile Links - Display links to your connected social profiles on your website.

  • Social Share Buttons - Display 'Share' buttons for your social profiles on your website.

  • Facebook Comments - Display a Facebook Comments box on your website.

  • Pinterest Board - Display a Pinterest user profile, board or individual pin on your website.

  • SoundCloud - Allow your visitors to play a music track from SoundCloud directly on your website.

  • Instagram Feed - Display the latest photos from your Instagram feed in a slideshow or gallery.

  • Pinterest 'Pin It!' Button - Encourage visitors to pin your pictures and photos to their Pinterest boards.

  • Twitter 'Tweet' Button - Encourage visitors to share your pages and content on Twitter

  • Facebook 'Like' Button - Encourage visitors to 'Like' your pages and products by adding this widget to your website.

  • PayPal 'Buy Now' Button - Add purchasing to a page of your website and enable your customers to make a one-off payment using PayPal's recognisable 'Buy Now' button.

  • Twitter Feed - Display your latest Tweets on your website.

  • Category Product Slider - Link directly to 'active' products within a selected category, and display these in a slideshow.

  • Image Slider - The Image Slider widget displays your chosen gallery as a scrolling carousel.

  • Google Map - Display a Google Map of your business address (or any other address).

  • Last Publish Date - Let visitors know when your website was updated. Displays the last published date in the format 'Monday 22nd April 2016'.

  • PayPal 'Donate' Button - Give visitors the option to make a donation on your site using PayPal's familiar 'Donate' button.

  • YouTube Video - Showcase videos on your website by embedding them into web pages with the YouTube Video widget.

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