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! Control Panel → click Templates
  4. Click on the default template style (marked with a gold star)
  5. Open index.php → paste the code right before the closing </body> tag → click Save


In order to be able to publish widgets on your Joomla 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 your GetSiteControl 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! Control Panel and click Templates in the side menu.

How to install widgets on Joomla

Step 5

Click on the default template name marked with a gold star.

How to install widgets on Joomla

Step 6

Click to open index.php.

How to install widgets on Joomla

Step 7

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

How to install widgets on Joomla

That’s it, the script has been added. This is the only change you will ever need to do to your website code. 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 contact us at support@getsitecontrol.com.