What is a widget? Think of it as a mini website. From dictionary.com:
- An element of a GUI (graphical user interface), such as a text box or button, that displays information or settings that can be entered or altered by the user.
- A program that performs some simple function, such as providing a weather report or stock quote, and can be accessed from a computer desktop, webpage, mobile phone or subscription television service.
Do they work on Facebook? The widgets will not work on Facebook right now.
What does it cost to use LifeWidget? Nothing! There is no cost to browse or download widgets from LifeWidget. These resources are provided free of charge as a ministry resource. If you would like to make a donation to help in the continual development of tools like this now and into the future, please go to http://give.ccci.org/give/view/2852920 and make a donation.
Can I design widgets and make them available on LifeWidget.com? You cannot design widgets on this site, but we would love to hear your ideas for new widgets. Click here to share your ideas.
Do I have to subscribe to anything to get the widget? Nope. Just click on “get widget,” copy the code that is provided, and embed it on your website or blog.
Can I change the skin/color/look of a widget from LifeWidget? We are currently standardizing the look and feel of each widget. We may consider offering more customizable options in the future.
Can my church/organization/school club/boy scout troop use, share, and build widgets? LifeWidget is free of charge and available for you to use as you desire. You cannot build widgets on this site, but please share your ideas through the “contact us” page.
Why would I use a widget instead of just linking to a site? Widgets make it possible to view content from a website or blog without opening the actual site.
Will the widget information be updated automatically? Yes, it should. If you are having problems, please contact us and let us know about it. As long as the underlying URL hasn’t been renamed or broken, the information on the widget will be updated as the related blog or website updates their information.
Are the widgets secure? The widgets themselves are secure and are a framework for accessing content from blogs and websites. LifeWidget is taking every precaution to ensure the content included for developing these widgets is secure from computer corruption, but there is no guarantee that the data being accessed won’t be susceptible to viruses outside of LifeWidget.
Will I get spammed if I load the widget? Not from LifeWidget.
Is it easy to share a widget? Widgets themselves are easy to share—let others know about your widget on your social media sites! But the intention is to share LifeWidget.com so others can discover all of the great content and find widgets that best meet their needs.