A widget is anything 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.
If you want to add a widget to your page, click the "Add A Widget" button that is underneath your profile picture on your homepage.
You'll be brought to the "Widget Directory". Pick a category, choose the one you want, and click the "Learn More" button.
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.
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!
^The CafeMom Admin Team
at 9:02 AM on Nov. 6, 2008