Our Widgets (and how they work)

Widgets allow you to engage users directly on your website. A widget is any object you can copy and paste into a webpage through a snippet of code.

On Widgetic you have a couple of different widgets to choose from. These widgets can help you display your content beautifully across devices and platforms. We'll explain how they work, so you can make the best decision for your project.

How Our Widgets work


Our platform provides a diversity of widgets to choose from, depending on the type of content you want to display:
  • widgets that can display images, such as galleries. 
  • widgets that can play audio files, such as audio players or audio playlists. 
  • widgets that can display video, such as video players.
  • widgets that display any other type of content (pdf, news feeds, text, charts, countdown timers, etc).
Once you find the right widget, you can create a Composition for it, and embed that Composition on your website. You can also do that programatically, through code, using our API.

How do Compositions work?

A Composition is a clone of a widget, with a different Skin, Content and Details. So when you are creating a Composition, you are actually cloning the demo widget.

We provide a few sample Preset Skins for every widget, to get you started. But maybe the list of Widgetic Presets Skins isn't quite the experience you're looking for. You might want something a little different or need a widget that will work in a specific way. This is why you can create your own Skins, starting with any of the existing Preset Skins, or even starting with your previously created Skins.

Once you create the right Skin, you can allow Widgetic to connect to your accounts across your social media network, using different services. Here you can choose to display your content inside the widget, together with any details you add for every content item. When you are done, you publish the Composition you just created.

After you embed a Composition on your website, it makes a request to our servers every time a user visits your site. Widgetic checks to see if the host from which the request is made is whitelisted in the user's account where the Composition comes from. If it's not whitelisted, it doesn't display the widget. If it is whitelisted, it loads the Composition with it's data (skin, content, details). Once the Composition is loaded on your website, it starts loading the content from the services you used to populate the Composition's content.

Summary

  1. You clone a widget by creating a Composition.
  2. Widgetic hosts the Compositions.
  3. The content is hosted by different third parties, which you connect to Widgetic.
  4. Once the Composition is embedded on your website, it loads from Widgetic when users visit your site.
  5. After the Composition is loaded on your site, it starts loading the content from the services you specified.

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