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Putting it All Together: Widgets

Widgets are where the rubber meets the road— or, rather, where dynamic Web content meets static Web pages.

Widgets are, in a nutshell, instructions to the CMS to show some dynamic content.  A widget might say something like this:

“Show me up to three news items tagged “important” and tagged with “Biology,” “Chemistry” or “Physics;”; display them in random order; and if any of them are starred, give them a yellow background.” 

Creative widget usage is key to making great LiveWhale-powered websites.  

Below are two examples: My News and My Events.