How To Call a Widget On a Custom Page


Widgets are the building blocks of every Brilliant Directories website and contain the vast majority of the PHP, HTML, CSS, and Javascript code that is used to make a website work the way it does.

Whenever a widget needs to be called so that it displays on a web page, it can be done via providing the shortcode which is formatted as such: 

[widget=widget name here]

How to Access This Short Code

In order to access the shortcode version of the widgets, navigate to Toolbox » Widget Manager  

For Customized Widgets or Default widgets, click "Actions" which will open the drop-down menu. Select "Copy Shortcode":

Another alternative is to open the widget and copy the shortcode from all the way down:

Copy the code on the left in order to call a widget on a web page:

Where to Paste This Short Code?

In order to call a widget on a web page, navigate to Content » Edit Web Pages » Click on "New Web Page" OR click on "Edit" on the preferred existing page:

Additional Information: 

>> How To Create A New Static Page

Inside the editor, paste the shortcode that was copied earlier to the section highlighted down below:

After clicking on "Save Web Page", the web page will be created on the fly and the respective widget will be called.