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Magento. What are Magento widgets and how to use them

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Magento. What are Magento widgets and how to use them

Magento Widgets allow business users with no technical knowledge to easily add dynamic content (including product data, for example) to pages in Magento Stores.

Magento Widgets are frontend blocks with a predefined set of configuration options. These configuration options are displayed in a special edit form in the backend panel when a widget is being added or edited by a store owner. The ability to easily set widget configuration options provides the store owners with the full control of widget placement on a page.

  1. Navigate to CMS > Widgets. You will be directed to Manage Widget Instances page.

  2. Click on Add new widget instance button. On the Settings menu, please choose your Type and Design Package/Theme.Then click Continue button:

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  3. You will see the detailed settings of New Widget Instance. See the Frontend Properties and Widget Options on the left. Type and Design Package/Theme are already selected in the previous step. Now you will need to add Title, Store View, and Sort Order.

  4. Click on Add Layout Updates button. You can choose where to display your new widget by selecting the Display on menu:

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  5. Now, click on Widget Options tab.

  6. Select the Block and click on Save.

  7. Check the site, the widget is displayed on the fronted.

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Magento. What are Magento widgets and how to use them