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Mastering Magento by Bret Williams

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Widgets

If you look at the WYSIWYG editor bar at the top of any content editing field, the second icon from the left is for inserting widgets into the content area. There are several types of widgets you can use in Magento.

While you can insert Widgets within any Page Content area, under CMS | Widget, you can configure widgets that will automatically appear on one or more pages in your store. It's a powerful way of adding customized features to your Magento store without doing a lot of heavy programming and configuration.

The next few sections are overviews of the default Magento widgets (some third-party extensions will add additional widgets). Whether you insert a widget into a Page Content area, or configure it to appear automatically, the configuration ...

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