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how can u add widgets like the faces on ur pages?

u know the tool bar

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abbysmom028

Asked by abbysmom028 at 2:27 PM on May. 7, 2010 in About CafeMom

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  • Go to Home then Widget Directory, there's lot of stuff there... or if you see somethin cool on someone elses page just go to add to my page.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:31 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • Hi abbysmom028,
    A widget is really anything that you can put on your homepage or your profile page. So you could have a widget that shows your journal posts, or your friends, or the groups you belong to. Other widgets include your chatterbox and shortcuts boxes.

    To add a widget to your homepage (or your profile page -- it works the same way), click the 'Add A Widget' button that is underneath your profile picture on your homepage.

    You'll get to the 'Widget Directory' which is a list of all of the widgets that CafeMom has right now (we're always adding to the directory). Pick the category that you are interested in, and then look through the different ones available in that category. Choose the one you want and click the 'Learn More' button.
    Cafe Amber

    Answer by Cafe Amber at 5:01 AM on May. 10, 2010

  • Then you can read about the widget and see a sample of what it might look like. Click the 'Add This Widget' button if you are ready to start setting it up.

    For widgets that are from other sites, you will now go to a page that has directions about how to set the widget up. Most of these aren't hard, but they are a lot of steps. The directions will have a link to the other site that you can click on, and a new browser window or tab will open up.

    On the other site, follow the directions that that offer (as well as our directions in the other window), and then when you are done, the other site should give you some HTML code that you can use on CafeMom. The CafeMom directions will tell you exactly which code to take from the other site, and once you've copied the code, just paste it into the 'Paste Code Here' box that is at the bottom of the directions page on CafeMom.
    Cafe Amber

    Answer by Cafe Amber at 5:02 AM on May. 10, 2010

  • Then you can just name your widget, set privacy options, and control which pages you want the widget to appear on, and it's all set up!

    A good way to start is to try a glitter text or ticker widget, which are easy and quick to do. Videos, photos, slideshows and other widgets can take longer and are a bit more complex.

    Cafe Amber
    Cafe Amber

    Answer by Cafe Amber at 5:02 AM on May. 10, 2010

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