How to create a widget
Quickly add social media sharing widgets from many providers
- Create A Widget
- Editor Overview
- Configure Widget
- Install On Your Site
- Activate, Deactivate or Delete A Widget
All your widgets are listed under the configurations tab available in the top navigation bar. Click on the
+ New Widget button to create a new widget.
The click action will take you to a screen where you can select the widget category and widget style. Select
Social Sharing Tool under the
Growth Tools listed in the left pane followed by any style in the right pane.
Please Note: You can later change the widget style in the editor only before creating the widget.
Your sharing widget editor is majorly divided into 5 sections:
These are the available styles for a sharing widget
Display the share buttons in a horizontal layout. This is useful when the widget needs to be rendered alongside your page content. For example, the top or bottom of a blog post.
Since the widget is rendered inside your content, you need to specify a location in your page to position the widget. You can read more about it in the rules section.By default, it is rendered under
Display the share buttons in a vertical layout. It is useful when you want your sharing widget to just float on the page i.e. either in left or right.
inlinestyle, it requires no additional changes to your content and can be completely configured via the console.
Display the share buttons in a popup that can be completely configured via the console.
All of the widget configuration parameters are dynamically segregated into tabs based on the selected widget style.
For example, a widget with
floating style can implement
Counters where as
popup can not.
Also, you'll see a red indicator on the respective tab when there is an error in your configuration.
This section dynamically displays the configuration fields as one of the tabs is selected.
Here you can see a preview of the widget based on your configuration. This is an exact replica of how it would look like in your site.
This option allows you to preview the configured widget in a different device screen i.e.
Select a widget style to proceed
This is just a one-time process. Please select your frontend technology from the list below.
A newly create widget is by default in
active state. So this will be rendered in your site if Social9 is installed.
If you wish to temporarily remove it from all your sites without changing any URL visibility rules configuration, you can deactivate it by clicking the
Deactivate button under the options menu in your configuration section as shown in the picture below.
Similarly, inorder to activate a widget simply open the options menu and click on
Activate under the configuration section.
Now, if you wish to get rid of the widget completely, simply click on the
Delete button under the options menu in the configuration section.
This action can not be un-done. So delete the widget only if you're certain about the action.
In case you've deleted a widget by mistake, please contact Social9 support.