Sidebar widgets are small editable content blocks that can be added to the left sidebar of any editable page on your website. You can use Sidebar Widgets to add text, images, Flash, or any other type of content that you can work with using the Content tab. When a sidebar widget is added to a page, it will appear below the quick search form on the left side of the page (unless you choose to hide the quick search for that page). You can add promotional graphics, useful information, and more to any page you like using this simple tool.
Creating a Sidebar Widget
Select the Content tab on the back end of your website
Click the Sidebar Widgets sub-item
Click “Create New”
Enter the title of the sidebar widget
In the body content, enter your content just like you would in a standard content block – information on adding and editing content can be found elsewhere in this guide. Keep in mind that this content block will only occupy the width of the quick search form – do not add images or other objects that exceed this width for optimal results
To add HTML to a Sidebar Widget, click the SOURCE tool icon in your toolbar. Paste your HTML code while SOURCE is selected, then hit the SOURCE button again to show your HTML as it will render on the site
After adding content, click “Create” to save your changes
BostonLogic provides some interactive sidebar widgets. If you would like to create your own, you must find the html code for one.
Sidebar widgets are 180 pixels wide. While this is the standard measurement your specific theme may be slightly smaller or larger.
Applying a Sidebar Widget to a page
Navigate to the page you would like to add a sidebar widget to (Content > Pages)
Scroll down to the “Sidebar” Menu
A list of potential widgets will be listed on the left hand column
Click the “Add” button to add the widget to the page
- You can add multiple widgets and reorder them by grabbing and dragging the Reorder Tool