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  • Edwin Brown
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    VB 4.0 Widgets

    I'm one of the developers, and I've recently been building some widgets that are intended to be included with vB4. We're still cleaning up the editor interface, but what I'm showing here should be reasonably close to what we deliver.

    I've done three widgets. These are
    • static html. I've been testing with google gadgets, so you can encapsulate some significant functionality.
    • rss feed. I've tested with atom v2 and rss v2. Other versions should work but I haven't tested yet.
    • navigation widget. You'll see below

    Just to illustrate, let's say I want to have two different page layouts. I will use a two-column layout, with a narrow column on the right for the widget and the wider column on the left for content. On some pages I want the right column to be navigation, and on other pages I want to have a fishpond.

    Here's what I need to do:

    These don't have to be done in any particular order, but first let's create the two layouts. We have a new CMS Option in admincp. That gives us a layout manager, which looks like this.


    First I create a static html widget. I go to google and get the html for a fishpond. I go to the admin interface and create a
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