📍 4 Ways to Use Widgets on Your Website 📍
Widgets allow you to create events in Localist and seamlessly publish them anywhere on the web. Below we’ve outlined some ways you can incorporate Widgets of every shape & size into your websites:
Widgets as Supporting Content
A prominent Widget communicates to your audience that events are very important to the organization. If you’re trying to grab folks’ attention and drive traffic back to the calendar, we recommend a Widget with eye-catching photos that takes up a substantial portion of a page.
- On your website’s homepage
- On a departmental website’s homepage
- On a community partner’s homepage
- In a community newsletter
- In digital signage (TVs, digital billboards, video walls)
Customer Example: University of North Dakota → John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
A complimentary Widget may still have its own dedicated section and have images but it’s typically a bit more flexible in terms of placement. This size Widget is perfect to pair alongside other valuable content to help increase event exposure within your community.
- Within a news & events section of your homepage
- A section of a departmental homepage/landing page
- A section of a community partner’s homepage/landing page
- Within a news article or blog post
Customer Example: Florida State University → Office of Financial Aid
By comparison, a supplemental Widget is typically pretty small, and as such, you can sneak them into any corner of a website to help promote events to a wide audience.
- In your website’s footer
- Within the sidebar of various landing pages on your website, departmental websites, or community partner’s websites
Customer Example: MIT → Center for International Studies
Widgets as the Main Content
4. Full Page
These Widgets should be the main content of an entire page. Think of it like this: If not for the Widget, the page would not exist because its sole purpose is to provide event content.
- On a landing page dedicated to events
Customer Example: University of Southern California → Rossier School of Education