Content gadgets are the gadgets you use to add your own custom content. Within a content gadget, you can combine a variety of content, including:
You can format the text, using localized formatting or text styles, or use ArtText to create stylized text with special effects such as drop shadows.
You can link text and pictures to a page on your site or another site, and provide links to documents stored in your account or on another site.
You can layer and overlap content so that text can appear on top of a picture, for example. For this reason, content gadgets are perfect for creating page headers. You can also choose a background color or image for each content gadget.
You can insert a content gadget into a page onto your site, or into a page template so that all pages that use that template will automatically display the gadget. For instructions on inserting, moving, and deleting gadgets, see Gadgets.
Editing the content
Content gadget settings
Using a content gadget's settings, you can control its appearance, including its height, margins, background, and overall style.
For instructions on displaying gadget settings, see Gadgets.
The following settings are available for content gadgets:
The background color of the content area. To change the currently selected color, click it then click another color from the palette or enter the hex code for the color. To make the background transparent, so that the page background shows through, click the Set to transparent button.
An image to be displayed as the background for the gadget. To choose a background image, click the Select button, or the Change button if a background image has already been applied. From the dialog that appears, you can choose from images in your theme's library, or images from your account. After you have selected the background image, click Apply background to apply it.
To remove the existing background image, click the Remove link.
The height of the gadget. You can allow the height to be automatically set based on the content of the gadget or set it yourself to a fixed number of pixels. If you have added a background image, you can click Adjust height to background image to automatically adjust the height of the gadget to the height of the image.
The amount of space – in pixels – that appears between the content of the gadget and the outer limits of the gadget. You can set top, bottom, left, and right padding separately. If you have set a fixed height for the gadget, the bottom padding will be ignored. If you have specified a gadget title, the top padding will be applied between the title and the rest of the content.
The amount of space – in pixels – that appears outside the gadget. You can set top, bottom, left, and right margins separately.
|Hide pictures in mobile view||(Terra and Firma themes) With this option enabled, pictures inserted within the content gadget are not displayed when the width of the browser window is 600 pixels or less. Background images will, however, continued to be displayed regardless of the browser window width.|
If you specify a gadget title, the title will appear specially formatted within the gadget. Depending on the gadget style you choose, the title may appear in a heading box.
The gadget style determines the physical appearance of the gadget. The style you choose will determine the color and format of the gadget title, the gadget content, and the gadget border. You can choose from theme-specific styles and styles that are common to all themes. Depending on whether the gadget style you choose is transparent, you may no longer see your background color and background image. For Terra and Firma themes, the Opacity 60% style results in a semi-transparent gadget background.
Within the Advanced section, you can enter CSS code or classes to further control the appearance and behavior of the gadget. For more information, see Advanced gadget settings.