How to install widgets on Joomla

Summary

  1. Open your GetSiteControl dashboard → click Site settings → go to Install
  2. Copy the provided code
  3. Open your Joomla! Administrator Panel → click Extensions → choose Template Manager
  4. Click on the default template style
  5. Click Edit main page template → paste the code right before the closing </body> tag → click Save


In order to be able to publish widgets on your 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 in real time, without any changes to the code.

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.

How to install widgets on Joomla

Step 3

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

How to install widgets on Joomla

Step 4

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

How to install widgets on Joomla

Step 5

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

How to install widgets on Joomla

Step 6

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

How to install widgets on Joomla

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.

How to install widgets on Joomla

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

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