How to install widgets on Joomla

In order to be able to publish widgets on your website you need to link the site to your GetSiteControl account. This will allow you to create and edit widgets in the dashboard with the results being applied in real time. To connect your site you need to add a small piece of code into the code of the page. You will need to do this only once.

Here are the steps to install GetSiteControl on a website built with Joomla.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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


Step 3

You will see a piece of code that needs to be added to the code of your Joomla website. Copy the code.


Step 4

Login to your Joomla! Administrator Panel and select ExtensionsTemplate Manager from the drop-down menu.


Step 5

Click on the default template style marked with a gold star (Location - Site).


Step 6

Choose to Edit main page template in the Template Master Files section.


Step 7

Insert the code you have copied from your GetSiteControl dashboard into the code of the page right before the closing </body> tag at the bottom of the page. Click Save.


That’s it. Now you can go back to your GetSiteControl dashboard and create the first widget for your site.

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