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Adding Content to Your Site

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Adding a Pre-built Widget to Your Site

A widget is a small application that runs on your desktop or Web page. Widgets enhance your website and add useful information or fun interactivity for your visitors. Network Solutions has partnered with WidgetboxTM to allow you to select from hundreds of pre-built widgets to your site, like news feeds, social media integration, and games.  

To add a pre-built widget to your website, log in to the Website Builder Tool from your Account Manager. Once logged in, you will find a list of your existing pages under the Website Overview tab. Select the Edit option for the page where you would like your custom widget to appear, as illustrated in Figure A.

Figure A. Website Overview Tab

website overview

Navigate to the Add-ons tabs and click on the Widgets option within the Website Extras menu. Drag and drop the widget to the desired location on your page.

Figure B. Drag and Drop Pre-built Widget to Page

Choose if you would like to add a new widget or a widget that you previously added to your site, as illustrated in Figure C. If you choose to add a new widget, complete the Description field to identify your widget if you want to add it on another page at a later time. Then click Continue.

Figure C. Choose New or Existing Pre-built Widget

Browse through the list of widgets that appear and choose the one that best meets your needs, as illustrated in Figure D.

Figure D. Select from Widget List

Choose the desired customization options for your widget. Once done, click Get Widget at the top of the window.

Figure E. Customize your Widget

Your widget will now appear in the location you selected on your site. Within the editor version of the Website Builder Tool you will only be able to see a Widgetbox icon indicating where the widget appears on your site.  Click on Preview at the top of the page to see what your widget will look like on the live version of your site.

If you would like to edit the settings for your widget click on the Edit option, as illustrated in Figure F. Make sure to click Publish to make these changes visible on the live version of your website. 

Figure F. Modify Widget Settings

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