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Adding a forum summary to another website

A widget – aka plugin – is a chunk of Wild Apricot functionality that you can embed – or integrate – into another website. Using a widget, you can embed a Wild Apricot forum summary on another website. The forum summary displays a summary of activity in your Wild Apricot forums.

To embed a widget into another website, you copy the embed code then paste it into the other site's HTML code.

Getting the widget code

To obtain the code you need to embed a Wild Apricot forum summary on another website, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Settings menu.
  2. Within the Widgets section, click Widgets code.
  3. If you added more than one forum summary gadget to your Wild Apricot site, click the selection button beside Forum summary and select the forum summary gadget you want to embed.
  4. Right click over the code that appears beside the selection button and copy the code to the clipboard.

You can now paste the copied embed code into the HTML code for the page on your other website.

Changing colors and fonts

To customize your embedded Wild Apricot widget so that it appears like a seamless part of your other website, you modify the appearance of the corresponding gadget in your Wild Apricot site. You can control the appearance of the widget by choosing a website theme, customizing the colors and styles, and for more advanced fine-tuning, using CSS customization.

For forum summary widgets, you can modify the following elements from the Colors and styles screen:

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Forum categoryForum categoryForum (Bookshelf, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Treehouse, Whiteboard, and White Space themes only)
Forum nameH5General formatting or Typography

Column headings

Column headings
H4

Forum (Bookshelf, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Treehouse, Whiteboard, and White Space themes only)
General formatting or Typography

Summary textTextGeneral formatting or Typography
Summary linksLinksGeneral formatting or Typography

Table listing forum topics

Info box

General formatting (for Blueprint, Business Casual, and Granite themes)

Table rowsTable rowForum (Bookshelf, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Treehouse, Whiteboard, and White Space themes only)
Links within tableTable linksForum (Bookshelf, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Treehouse, Whiteboard, and White Space themes only)
Topic authorAuthorForum (Bookshelf, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Treehouse, Whiteboard, and White Space themes only)
Topic date and timeDate and timeForum (Bookshelf, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Treehouse, Whiteboard, and White Space themes only)
Icons used on mobile versioniconsForum (Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, and White Space themes)

Any changes you make will also be applied to forum summary gadgets on your Wild Apricot site pages.

Using CSS , you can:

  • Remove the last update author's name
  • Remove the author and the date

Any changes you make will apply to your Wild Apricot site pages as well as your embedded Wild Apricot widgets.

Widget limitations

  • Widget code copied before June 27, 2013 requires visitors to your non-Wild Apricot site to have third-party cookies enabled in their browser. Widget code copied after that date will not work if third-party cookies are disabled for all sites.
  • You cannot embed a widget on a page within the same Wild Apricot site.
  • You cannot embed multiple Wild Apricot widgets on the same page.
  • Clicking the Forgot Password link will take users to your Wild Apricot site.
  • Links in forum subscription emails will take users to your Wild Apricot site.
  • Social login buttons will not appear on the Authorization required system page when someone clicks the Login button from a widget.
  • Widgets are designed for use on other websites and can’t be used on your Wild Apricot website. Use gadgets instead.

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