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Inserting Pleisty Widgets into Your Magento Shop

To insert a Pleisty widget into your shop, you first need to setup your widget in the Pleisty dashboard (as documented here), and then add the widget to your shop using the Magento Admin Panel.

Creating a Static Block in Magento

To add a widget to your Magento shop you first need to create a Static Block that will hold the content. To create the Static Block, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Magento Admin Panel and select CMS > Static Blocks.

  2. In the upper right corner, click the Add New Block button, which will take you to the form depicted in Figure 1.

*Figure 1. Creating a Magento static block*
  1. Fill in the form with details appropriate for your new block, as follows:
  1. When done, click the Save Block button.

Creating a Widget in Magento

To use the previously created Static Block, you need to create a Magento Widget, as follows:

  1. Open the Magento Admin Panel and select CMS > Widgets.

  2. In the upper right corner, click the Add New Widget Instance button, then:

The form at this stage will look like the one shown in Figure 2.

*Figure 2. Creating a new Magento widget instance*
  1. In the Frontend Properties section, do the following:
  1. Determine where will the widget be displayed:
  1. Configure the widget to use the previously created Static Block:

Typical Widget Location

Here are some examples of locations where the widget can be displayed and the associated settings:

Display On Page Block Reference Placement in page
Homepage Specified Page CMS Home Page Page Header image
Specified Page CMS Home Page Main Content Area image
Specified Page CMS Home Page Page Footer (second in list) image
Products All Product Types Page Header image
All Product Types Main Content Area image
All Product Types Page Footer (second in list) image
Shopping Cart Specified Page Shopping Cart Page Header image
Specified Page Shopping Cart Main Content Area image
Specified Page Shopping Cart Page Footer (second in list) image

Note the screenshots above are taken on a Magento demo store. Placement and design on your shop may vary.





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