Who can create Widgets?
Any public site visitor can make a Widget — this means that your events can be promoted all over the web! For example, another department within your organization or a community partner can make a Widget of your events for their sites, which will ultimately drive traffic back to your calendar.
What is a Widget vs a Widget template?
Templates are the various Widget designs from which you can select in the Widget builder. While Widgets are the actual display of your events on another page.
Can I sort by Widget by Trending?
Once you’ve generated your Widget URL, you can add &sort=ranking to indicate that the Widget should sort events by the Trending algorithm.
Can I create a past events Widget?
You can have a rolling past events Widget — i.e. “the last 30 days”. For example, once you’ve generated your Widget URL you can replace the days parameter with &days=-30 to indicate that the Widget should pull events from the previous 30 days.
Why is the Localist logo only displaying, but no event content?
Most likely, the reason the Widget is not displaying on the website because of SSL protocol alignment issues. For context, SSL refers to when a website offers encryption, which is noted in the URL using https (secure) vs http (non-secure). When it comes to embedding content, you can embed content using https (like a Widget) on a non-secure/http page, but you cannot do the reverse and embed content using http on a secure/https page. This is often called upgrading security (allowed: posting https on an http site) or downgrading security (not allowed: posting http on an https site).
How long can it take for my Widget to update if an event's content changes?
It can take anywhere between 15-20 mins for updates to be reflected in your Widget.
Does the "View All Events" redirect to the same results as outlined in the Widget?
At this time, the "View All Events" link on default Widgets links back to your calendar Homepage.
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