Creating a Widget
The process of creating a widget is nearly the same for each type. You can follow the first part of the instructions, which is the same for all types, and then complete the last part that is specific to the type of widget you want to create.
|1.||On the Admin menu, select CMS > Widgets.|
|2.||Click the Add New Widget Instance button.|
|3.||In the Settings section, select the Type of widget you want to create. Then, click the Continue button.|
|4.||In the Frontend Properties section, do the following:|
|a.||In the Widget Instance Title field, enter a descriptive title for the widget. This title is for internal use only, and won’t be visible to your customers.|
|b.||Enter a number in the Sort Order field to determine the order of the block when listed with others in the column. The top position is zero.|
|c.||Set Assign to Store Views to “All Store Views,” or to the view where you want the widget to be available. To select more than one, hold the Ctrl key down and select each option.|
|1.||In the Layout Updates section, click the Add Layout Update button.|
|2.||Set Display On to the type of category or product page where you want the widget to appear.|
|3.||In the Block Reference list, select the block or section of your page layout where you want the widget to appear.|
|1.||Set Template to one of the following:|
Formats the content so it can be placed as standalone unit on the page.
Formats the content so it can be placed inside other content. For example, a link that goes inside a paragraph of text.
|2.||Click Save and Continue Edit to save your changes and continue editing.|
|1.||When complete, click the Save button.|
|2.||Follow the links in the message at the top of the workspace to update the index and page cache.|
|3.||Go to your storefront and see how it looks!|