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LiveWhale Widgets

  • Getting Started with Widgets

    Widgets are where the rubber meets the road— or, rather, where dynamic Web content meets static Web pages. Widgets are, in a nutshell, instructions to the CMS to show some dynamic content. A widget might say something like this: “Show me up to thr...

  • Add a new widget

    To access the "Widget Editor", Click the "Widget" link at the top of the LiveWhale interface From the "Widget Library", click the "Add new widget" button​ ​ Select the "Type" of widget you wish to create. Form sections will appear allo...

  • Widget Arguments & Examples

    Note: the below arguments apply to most widgets. See here for arguments specific to the calendar (i.e., the widget that creates the main view of your calendar). Basic table, table p {font-size:13px;} Argument Description Examples Widgets gr...

  • Displaying group(s) data using widgets

    From the Widget Editor Controlling which group data to display is simple through the Widget Editor. Targeting a Specific Group(s) In the "Basic" form section use the "from the group(s)" form field to target the group(s).** Displaying ...

  • Displaying widget results in a slideshow

    By default, LiveWhale displays widget results in a list format. However, it is possible to display results one at a time in a slideshow format. When using this option, widget results will fade from one to the next automatically. To automatically sho...

  • Managing widgets

    Click the "Widgets" link at the top of the screen to access the "Widget Library". The "Widget Library" will list all widgets in your group, as well as ones globally shared with all groups. Widget Actions You can select one to many widge...

  • Displaying content when a widget returns no results

    By default, LiveWhale displays nothing when a widget does not have any results to return. This is so that content can gracefully vanish from the page when there’s nothing relevant to display. However, if you wish to display alternative content when ...

  • Displaying widgets results with pagination

    Widgets list their results in a paginated format. By default, after the first 30 results, a “show more” link will display, allowing the user to click to reveal the next 30 results. The per-page number of results (30) can be changed, and pagination ...

  • Displaying widget results in multiple columns

    By default, widgets list their results in a single list. For most widgets, it is possible to instruct LiveWhale to divide results across multiple columns. This is done with the “columns” arg. Displaying results across multiple columns does not affect...

  • Using a LiveWhale widget

    LiveWhale widgets can be embedded inside any web page or any content type field that supports HTML. You may either embed a widget that’s already saved, using a WYSIWYG button, or you may manually enter widget syntax. Using a saved widget carries the...
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