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How do I add Widgets to my website?

A Widget is a tool that allows you to perform a function or access different services. We offer a great selection of Widgets that allow you to access lots of different features, including an Instagram feed, Google Maps, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!

As well as all those excellent social features, Widgets also allow you to add other features to your Create site, such as our Category product slider, Image magnifier and Mouse over Widgets.

Widgets can be used anywhere on your Create site that features an editor, so for example you can add widgets to the main body of your site, to your side columns or to your Shop products long description!

To add a Widget to your website, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on "Content" 
  2. Click on "Widgets" on the left-hand menu 
  3. Click on the "Add Widgets" link 
  4. Choose the type of Widget you would like to create. 
  5. Customise the Widget to your requirements 
  6. "Save" your changes
Once you have created your new Widget, follow the steps below to add this to your site:
  1. Log into your Create account

  2. Click Content on the top menu

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

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

  5. From the drop-down menu, select Custom

6. You can then drag and drop the Custom Element content block onto the desired place on the page.

Once the Custom Element block has been added to the page, you can click the + icon and use the drop-down menu to select what content you would like to add to the page.



You’ll see you can select content including Widgets, HTML Fragments and Custom Forms, as well as combinations of other blocks such as Buttons, Headers, Images, Videos, Maps and Text.

A placeholder icon will be added to the page and if you click the Settings icon, you can specify exactly which widget or HTML fragment for example, that you would like to use. Click Done and then save your changes.

To add a widget to a Static Page:

  1. Open up the editor of the page you wish to add your Widget to.
  2. Place your cursor in the Editor 
  3. Click on the "Widgets" icon (This looks like a small lightning bolt)
  4. Select the Widget you want from the list and select "OK" 

A grey holding box will appear in the Editor and you will need to "Publish To Web" for the changes to take effect on your live site.

If you have any questions about adding Widgets to your site please feel free to contact your Account Manager or post a message below!