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Widget Use

Creates a slideshow of banner images, which scroll automatically, or as the user manually cycles through.


Example of Widget Use


Where can the Widget be placed?

The widget can be used in the following templates:

  • All Templates


Widget Options

OptionUseCommentsAvailable from Version
DescriptionA short description of the widget's use.We recommended this field be updated so the widget's purpose is clear at a glance from the template page.All
LayerThe layer the widget is valid for.The layering technology allows for the content to be shown to specific audiences. This is handy
if the content is only valid for a certain type of user, or if the same widget is required for more than
one audience, but different configuration is needed. The widget can be added to the zone more
than once and the layer feature can determine which audience can see each widget. 
All
Max Number Of SlidesThe maximum number of slide images to be displayed by the widget.

Default is: 5

This field is Mandatory

All
Banner Type FilterDetermines exactly which slides will be displayed by the widget. (You nominate a Banner Type every time you upload a banner image to your site. This setting therefore acts as a filter, only displaying banners from the selected type.)

This field is Mandatory

All
Show Next Previous Buttons?Determines whether next/previous navigation buttons are displayed on the banner.

Default is: disabled

Tick to enable

3.82
Auto Play On?With Autoplay on, the banners slide automatically. Turn Autoplay off to keep slides static until the user purposely navigates to the next banner.

Default is: enabled

Untick to turn Autoplay off.

3.96
Full Banner Clickable?Determines whether the entire banner area is clickable or not. May not work as intended if there are buttons or other links within the banner itself.

Default is: disabled

Tick to enable

4.11
Common Options
Show on Mobile?

Determines whether the slider will display on mobile devices.

Note: If an actual banner image file has a conflicting setting (in Banner Maintenance), that will override this one.

Default is: enabled

Untick to disable mobile display

All
Show on Tablet?

Determines whether the slider will display on tablet devices.

Note: If an actual banner image file has a conflicting setting (in Banner Maintenance), that will override this one.

Default is: enabled

Untick to disable tablet display

All
Show on Desktop?

Determines whether the slider will display on desktop browsers.

Note: If an actual banner image file has a conflicting setting (in Banner Maintenance), that will override this one.

Default is: enabled

Untick to disable desktop display

All



Related help

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    Home Page Banners - BPD — Large banner images are a common feature of many home pages, allowing a hero image (or several) to catch the user's eye and direct them to a promotion, highlighted products, or call to action.

    Loading several banners gives your users the option to scroll through, with each image linked to its own content.

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    Targeting Banners by Device — Good news! From version 3.84+, banners can be configured to display on all devices, or targeted specifically for desktop or mobile only.

    Even better, from version 4.02+, you can also target banners to your tablet users. This can be done on the banner image itself, as well as on the Banner Slider Widget.

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    Home Page Banners - Classic sites — Home page Banners are a popular feature, allowing a series of large 'hero' images to loop through in sequence. This image carousel can loop automatically, or be controlled by the user.

    Banner images can be linked to relevant site content such as products or categories, or to external web pages or static content.