How to Use Widgets in Magento
What's Magento Widget?
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.
With Magento widgets, you can use it to perform the following:
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.
First you need to install widget into your Magento first. This can be done by installing your preferred widget from Magento Marketplace.
When the installation is completed, you should be able to use the widget accordingly.
Login to your Magento administrator dashboard and click on Content >> Pages (Under Elements section).
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 front end to confirm whether the widget is showing properly.
Updated on: 18/04/2019