You may be asking yourself, "What's a widget?" Or, "Why would I want a widget?"
A widget is a self-contained piece of HTML code that you can embed into your site to add a cool new feature. All you have to do is paste the code into your website. Patch's first widget offering is a News feed, but there are all sorts of widgets out there, including clock widgets, countdown widgets, and lots of other fun features.
Depending on what it does, a widget can add awesome functionality or content to your site, with you barely lifting a finger to get it. For example, our first Patch widget is a cool local news feed. So if you have a local business, government or school website, or maybe a local blog, the Patch News Widget can be an easy source of awesome local content for your site!
You can put a widget on your personal website or blog, if you have one.
No, you can't embed the Patch widget on your Facebook page for now.
Follow the instructions to copy the widget code, and paste it directly into the HTML for your website. Pretty soon we'll offer a quick and easy way to install it onto various types of websites and blogs, but for now, try the old school copy and paste!
No, you'll need your own website or blog to use the widget. We hope to offer other ways for you to use widgets in the future, but for now, you'll need your own website.
That's a huge can of worms you want us to open! For now, Patch doesn't offer that service.
Definitely! Stay tuned!
Right now, we don't have a way for you to change the color of the widget. But we hope to add a widget color changing feature soon!
Probably not. :)
The widget HTML has been saved to your clipboard. Now put your cursor in your web page wherever you want the widget to appear and hit "paste". Voila: Patch is on your site!
Copy the HTML below and paste it into your web page.