Widgets are page components that display content and provide functionality. Like web parts, widgets serve as building blocks for creating the content of pages through a browser. You can think of widgets as lightweight versions of , typically with a simplified configuration interface. Every widget is based on an existing web part.
The purpose of widgets is to allow customization of specific page areas by users who do not have design permissions — content editors or end users of websites.
Users can work with widgets in the following scenarios:
Content editors can manage widgets inside predefined zones:
Content editors can insert widgets directly into text regions on pages and into page fields.
Registered users can personalize the content of special page areas on the live site. Each user has their own unique version of the personalized page.
Administrators of community groups can work with widgets on the live site inside zones on group pages.
Widgets serve as components that users can add to dashboards within the Kentico administration interface.
Kentico provides a set of widgets by default. You can also create additional widgets with any required functionality.