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UNDERSTANDING DYNAMIC WIDGETS

A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO TAGS & WIDGETS


Dynamic Widgets are one of the core features of MOBLE, they bring incredible power and efficiency to the way in which you work and present your content to your audience. In this Episode, we take a look at how Tags and Widgets work together so that you can apply this knowledge to instantly create your own widgets. Then in the next Episodes, we'll look at some of the popular Widgets before going into more detail processes and techniques that you can use to Tag your content like a Pro.


What is a Tag?

Tags are used to group similar content together, very much like the way that you might put content into folders on your computer. Tags are not folders since they are non-hierarchical, therefore absolutely any content may be grouped together. A piece of content may be tagged with many different tags, with a huge advantage over folders because no duplication is required.


What is a Widget?

A Widget is used to display your grouped/Tagged content on your website. For example, a photo gallery might be used to display images that have been tagged with 'Burning Man Festival 2016'. A Blog might display your blog pages; similarly, a News widget might display Pages that are Tagged 'News'. You may even have Widgets for specific types of news such as 'Politics, or Sport. You could even tag content by a particular Authors and use a Widget to display all content by that Author.


Put Simply:
  1. You can tag any piece of content (e.g. Page or Image).
  2. You can then assign that Tag to a Widget.
  3. Your tagged content will now display as a feed of pages, images/files in your widget.

 

In the Video below, we take a very quick fly through of Tags and Widgets. The video is a quick introduction, in later Episodes, we run through easy to follow Step by Step guides for using Tags and Widgets.