What is the process for creating a widget and adding it to your library's website?

There are two types of widgets in LibraryAware: Promotional and Newsletter.

  • Promotional widgets allow you to post information about library events, books, and e-resources to your library’s website.  
  • Newsletter widgets allow you to show the books from your recent newsletter issues or post links to recent newsletter issues on your library’s website.  

To create and add a Promotional Widget:

  1. Create a promotional widget container that you will place on your website. (See How do I create widget containers to hold my promotional widgets? page)
  2. Add the widget container to your website. (See How do I add a widget container to my website to display my widgets? page)
  3. Create the content for your widgets. (See How do I create a promotional widget? page)
  4. Publish your widgets to the widget container.  (See How do I add a widget to my promotional widget container? page)

To create and add a Newsletter Widget:

  1. Create a newsletter list and issue. (See How do I create a newsletter list? page and How do I create and edit a newsletter issue? page)
  2. Send the newsletter issue to your subscribers. (See How do I schedule a newsletter issue to send to my subscribers? page)
  3. Create a newsletter widget container that you will place on your website. (See How do I create a newsletter widget or add newsletter content to my site? page)
  4. Add the widget container to your website. (See How do I add a widget container to my website to display my widgets? page)

Note: You can create a newsletter widget container before creating a newsletter issue, but creating the container after the issues are created and sent allows you to preview the widget before adding it to your website.


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