How to install widgets on BigCommerce

Summary

  1. Open your GetSiteControl dashboard → click Site settings → switch to Install
  2. Copy the provided code
  3. Open your BigCommerce account → click Storefront → click Script ManagerCreate a Script
  4. Enter a name → choose FooterAll pagesScript
  5. Paste the script → click Save


GetSiteControl is a set of seven engagement tools for your BigCommerce online store: email newsletter signup forms, online surveys, live chats, contact forms, promotional popups and floating bars, Follow and Share social media buttons. GetSiteControl can easily replace seven different BigCommerce plugins!

In order to be able to publish widgets on your BigCommerce website, you need to add a small piece of code (script) to the code of the website. You will only need to do it once. This will allow you to create and edit widgets in the dashboard - the changes you make will be applied to your website widgets instantly, without any changes to the code.

Here are the steps to install GetSiteControl on a BigCommerce website:

Step 1

Sign in to your GetSiteControl account. If you do not yet have an account, create one, it is free.

Step 2

Click Site settings at the top of the dashboard and switch to the Install tab. You will see a piece of code that needs to be added to the code of your BigCommerce store. Copy the code.

Click 'Site settings' at the top of the page and switch to the Install tab

Step 3

Login to your BigCommerce control panel and choose Storefront from the side menu.

How to install widgets on Bigcommerce

Step 4

Next, open the Script Manager section and click the Create a Script button.

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Step 5

Choose a name for the script to be able to easily find it later if necessary (e.g. 'GetSiteControl' or 'GetSiteControl widgets'). The Description field is optional, so you can leave it blank.

Choose Footer under Location on page.

Choose All pages under Select pages where script will be added, unless you are sure you want the script to be added to specific parts of the website only. You will only be able to display widgets on pages where the script is installed.

Choose Script under Script type. Paste the code you copied from your GetSiteControl dashboard and click Save.

How to install widgets on BigCommerce

That’s it! You can now go back to your GetSiteControl dashboard and create widgets for your BigCommerce store.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at support@getsitecontrol.com.