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Widgets are the actors that take your dynamic content such as news stories and events— or even external social media— and insert it into your web pages.

There are many types of widgets, often centered on the type of content they handle, and each has settings to control everything from the collection and ordering of content all the way through to its presentation, even as a slideshow. You can even nest widgets in widgets up to eight levels deep.

All this means that widgets are incredibly powerful but beautiful in their simplicity too. If all you need to do is drop your news into one of your web pages, you might find that your Admin has created a “My News” widget for you.