Widgets empower end users and lower the workload of developers. Widgets are components that can be placed onto pages and they provide static, dynamic, or interactive content, such as Online Forms, lists of the latest news, newsletter subscription boxes, etc. Widgets allow users without technical knowledge to create part or even whole pages.

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.

Extensive Widgets

Kentico is delivered with a rich selection of built-in widgets that covers a wide range of functionality, including:

  • forms
  • banners
  • maps
  • 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.

MVC Widgets

If you develop websites using the MVC development model, Kentico allows you to create MVC Widgets in MVC Page Builder so that your marketers can easily drag and drop them on the page, and adjust the website content according to their needs.

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