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    Magento Widgets are Magento extensions with a predefined set of configuration options. Through them the store administrators can enrich the front-end blocks functionality. They provide great control and flexibility in creating informational and marketing content through the Magento administrator panel. Once installed, the widgets options can be tuned by the Magento store administrators.

    The Magento widgets can be used after Magento version 1.4.

    They can be installed in the same way as the other Magento extensions.

    Some of the possible implementations of the Magento widgets are:

    • Dynamic product data;
    • Dynamic lists with the recently viewed items;
    • Promotional images placed on different Magento front-end locations;
    • Interactive navigation elements and action blocks;
    • Dynamic flash elements that can be easily configured and embedded in content pages;
    • And many more



    In this tutorial we will show you how to install a widget and insert it into a CMS page. First you need to find a widget you want and get its extension key from the Magento Connect 
    site. Once you find a widget suitable for your Magento version, click onInstall Now, choose the Magento Connect version (select Magento Connect 2.0 if you are running Magento 1.5 or newer), check and agree the license agreement and click the Get Extension Key button. Select and copy it.

    Open the Magento Admin Area->System->Magento Connect->Magento Connect Manager. Enter again the admin login details and paste the extension key in the Paste extension key to install field. Click on the Install button and then onProceed.

    Now that the installation is completed, you should be able to use the widget accordingly. To insert the widget to your pages, return to the Magento Admin Area and navigate to CMS->Pages.

    Click on the page where you would like the widget to appear, open the Content section and click on the Insert Widgeticon.
     

     

    A new window will be opened. You can pick the Widget Type from the drop-down menu. Then click the Insert Widgetbutton.
     

     

    The widget will be inserted. Click on the Save Page button in the Magento administrator area. After this you can check your page on the frontend to confirm the widget is showing properly.

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    For more information about widget programming and development in magento, you guys can take a look at these articles in forum


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    This functions returns the id of a product based on its sku. This is usually used, when you want to load a product, but you only have its sku.







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    A widget is somehow similar to a static block but not really. Widgets are dynamic but blocks are static.
    As a concept, a widget is a unique key (widget type) that maps to some code, and a set of parameters used by that code.
    A static block is actually some text that can contain other elements (like widgets).
    The difference between them from Magento's point of view is that you can place different widgets in different sections of different pages using the backend UI. The static blocks can only be placed in fewer page types and sections.
    But you can use the same concepts, combined. Static blocks can contain widgets and the other way around.
    In your specific case, you can create your banner as a static block , then use is as a widget.
    Go to CMS->Widgets, create a new widget instance that uses the cms block and place it in the available pages.
    It's kind of hard to explain how it works in a few words. Just play around with the UI from the CMS->Widgets section in the admin.

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

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    Thanks for sharing great post

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    As per Google Magento Widgets are Magento extensions with a predefined set of configuration options. Through them the store administrators can enrich the front-end blocks functionality. They provide great control and flexibility in creating informational and marketing content through the Magento administrator panel.

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    It is a predefined set of configuration options.

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    Magento widget are magento extensions with a predefined set of configurations options. Through them the store administrators can anrich the front-end blockes functionality. They provide great control and flexibility in creating informational and marketing content through the magento administrator panel.
    Some of the possible implementations of the magento widget,
    1, Dynamic product data
    2, Dynamic lists with the recently viewed items
    3, Interactive navigation elements and action blocks
    and many more

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    Its very helpful good explanations. Thanks.

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    Magento Widgets are Magento extensions with a predefined set of configuration options. Through them the store administrators can enrich the front-end blocks functionality.

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    Hi,

    Magento Widgets are Magento extensions with a predefined set of configuration options. Through them the store administrators can enrich the front-end blocks functionality. They provide great control and flexibility in creating informational and marketing content through the Magento administrator panel. Once installed, the widgets options can be tuned by the Magento store administrators.

    The Magento widgets can be used after Magento version 1.4 and they can be installed in the same way as the other Magento extensions.

    Some of the possible implementations of the Magento widgets are:

    Dynamic product data;
    Dynamic lists with the recently viewed items;
    Promotional images placed on different Magento front-end locations;
    Interactive navigation elements and action blocks;
    Dynamic flash elements that can be easily configured and embedded in content pages;
    And many more

    In this tutorial we will show you how to install a widget and insert it into a CMS page. First you need to find a widget you want and get its extension key from the Magento Connect site. Once you find a widget suitable for your Magento version, click on Install Now, choose the Magento Connect version (select Magento Connect 2.0 if you are running Magento 1.5 or newer), check and agree the license agreement and click the Get Extension Key button. Select and copy it.

    Open the CMagento Admin Area -> System -> Magento Connect -> Magento Connect Manager. Enter again the admin login details and paste the extension key in the Paste extension key to install field. Click on the Install button and then on Proceed.

    Now that the installation is completed, you should be able to use the widget accordingly. To insert the widget to your pages, return to the Magento Admin Area and navigate to CMS -> Pages.

    Click on the page where you would like the widget to appear, open the Content section and click on the Insert Widget icon.

    A new window will be opened. You can pick the Widget Type from the drop-down menu. Then click the Insert Widget button.

    The widget will be inserted. Click on the Save Page button in the Magento administrator area. After this you can check your page on the frontend to confirm the widget is showing properly.

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