Advanced Page Editing
Widgets give content editors the ability to modify more than just a page’s text and images. The overall design of the page can be customized and any functionality implemented by a widget, which can be inserted with a couple of clicks. This gives editors more flexibility as they can make these changes themselves instead of asking a developer to adjust the page design.
Personalized Home Pages and Dashboards
Widgets can also be used by registered website visitors to create personalized home pages or dashboards. Once developers designate a zone on a page as being customizable, you can add or configure widgets in it to create the content you require. Changes are only visible by the user that made them.
Integration with Groups
Just as for content editors, widgets allow the administrators of Community groups or Workgroups to customize the design and functionality of pages that belong under their group. This can be done directly on the live site, even if the group admin doesn't have access to the editing interface of the system.
Kentico is delivered with a rich selection of built-in widgets that covers a wide range of functionality, including:
- dynamic content
- and much more
The default feature set can be expanded by adding a widget based on an existing web part. If required, developers can create widgets with new functionality using Visual Studio.
Flexible Configuration Options
While widgets empower website end users, your developers and administrators remain in control. Areas where widgets can be placed are defined by developers, and every widget can be configured to determine where and for which user roles it is available.