Widgets

Widgets are extensions that allow you to add content such as videos, promotions, chat, Instagram galleries or contact details into your website. You can create a library and reuse your widgets in different pages, for example on each of the website languages that you have published. Widgets can be moved and resized, so you can tailor your page to your needs.

Remember: to review your edits before publishing them, you should use the Preview version on the top left side of the upper navigation bar

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Available widgets

The table below contains a list of available widgets, some of which can be added to your page by using HTML code.

Widget type
Notes
Call me back
Give to your guests the opportunity to ask for a call back! You will receive an email when guests fill the online form.
Chat
Add a chat widget to talk directly to clients and potentially track visitors to get analytics insights.
  1. Choose a chat widget creator such as Tawk.to, sign-up and get their HTML code.
  2. Insert the code into the Lodgify Raw HTML widget.  
Contact
Give to your guests the opportunity to get in touch with you via online form which includes their stay dates and the property details.   
Content
Add a text box. For example, you may have created a page which is called Nearby restaurants. Use this widget to describe what is good on their menu!
Use the editor functions to change fonts, colors, add tables, links, etc.
You can also add special content such as videos or photos. If you include an image or a logo, you can use the link function to redirect your visitors to an external page. Expand for Instructions
  1. Click the image icon
  2. Upload your image and click insert
  3. Once the image uploads, click it and select edit
  4. A pop-up window appears. Add a title, a webpage link and click Open link in a new tab if you want to redirect your visitors to a new page. Use the Position drop-down menu to position your logo or image
  5. Click Save and edit the size of the image as needed.  

Featured property
Highlight your best properties into your pages. You can add more than one property use the drop-down menu and select Add to featured.  
Featured room type
Highlight your best room into your pages. You can add more than one room: use the drop-down menu and select Add to featured
Heading
Add a heading to make your content more prominent. Choose the size of the heading between big, medium and small.
Image
Add photos to your pages. Each upload of a new photo on the same widget, override the previous one -  add more than one Image Widgets if you need more than one photo on your page. Alternatively, choose the Slideshow widget. 
Instagram widget
Add an Instagram gallery widget to your pages. 
  1. Choose an Instagram widget creator such as LightWidget, sign-up and get theit HTML code.
  2. Insert the code into the Lodgify Video widget.
Owner login
Add an owner login widget box into your pages. 
Owner Signup
Add an owner signup form into your pages. With this option, external owners gain direct access to your Lodgify account and can therefore manage their vacation rentals. 
  1. The owner should fill the online form to receive an automatic email and verify their account.
  2. The owner should click on the verification link provided via email, fill all required information such as creating a new password and click Send
Note: to add owners manually, read the article How to add a new owner.
Promotion
Add a promotion form into your pages. Use the drop-down menu to choose one of the promotions you previously created.  See Add Promotions.
Raw HTML
Use HTML code to add personal or external content into your pages, for example a weather forecast widget. 
Use an HTTPS protocol when inserting code into the Lodgify console. Read more.
Test your codes to avoid creating issues with your websites. Use online tools, such as the HTML tester.
Search
Add a property’s search bar into your pages and enhance your chances to get bookings. 
Slideshow
Add an alternating photos box to your pages.
Use landscape mode.
You can add a headline which will appear at the top of the slideshow widget.
Video
Add a video box to your pages.
You must paste the embed code from your video provider, which are usually found under Share.

Add, edit or remove widgets

To add a widget:

  1. Go to Menu and select My Websites.
  2. Choose the website that you want to edit, click Edit and select Pages
  3. Select the page in which you want to add the widget to and click Add new widget
  4. A pop-up window appears. Select the widget that you want to add to the page, then follow the instructions required to complete the process. For example, in the Content widget you should add text, while if you choose the Image widget you should upload a photo.
  5. To save your changes click Publish

To edit or remove a widget, hover-over it and click the Pencil icon to edit it or the Bin icon to remove it

NOTE: The Theme widget on your homepage cannot be deleted or modified in size. If you don't want to use this widget simply delete the pictures in the slideshow.

Reorder and resize widgets

Watch the video tutorial or follow the instructions below.

To move a widget to another position of the page: 

  1. Hold the four-way-arrow icon at the top-right corner of each widget box
  2. Drag and drop the widget as needed.

To resize a widget:

  1. Hover-over the widget box.
  2. When the red bars placed at the side of the widget appear, expand your widget box as needed

Create a widget library

You may have published your website in other languages. You should add and tailor your widgets to all the website languages that you have published.

To add a widget to your library:

  1. Hover-over the widget that you want to reuse.
  2. Click on the pin icon that appears on the bottom-right side of the widget box

To use the widget into a different page:

  1. Select the page in which you want to add the widget to.
  2. On the top right of the page, click Widget library
  3. Hover-over the widget that you want to use and click Add this one.
  4. Your widget appears at the bottom of the page chosen. 

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