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” from the Biology, Chemistry and Physics groups; 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.
Simply put, group-aware widgets are shared widgets made by a LiveWhale Admin, typically a widget titled “My Events” for instance. What makes them special is that when you insert them into your page, LiveWhale automatically uses content from the group that “owns” the page. In other words— if it’s your page, it’s your content, automatically.
Coming down the pipe (email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re itching for it) is a super-friendly walk-through of creating new widgets. The documentation here will exist as a reference.
You can filter and search for widgets by group or use the search field to receive a listing of widgets that are available.