How do I use the News Widget on my group's public website?

Use the News Widget to publish select group news entries to your group's existing public website.

Groups who use BigTent's free public Web pages will automatically have the news widget.


To use the News Widget with your group's existing public website:

  • Sign in to BigTent and go to [group name ] > Utilities > Manage > Widgets.


  • Choose how many of the recent entries you want to share and the maximum number of entries you want to display on your public website. By default the Widget will display details from the first 2 news entries and no more than 5 entries total.


  • Copy the HTML code and paste it into the code of your group's website.



After you've placed the Widget on your public website, you need to select the news items you want to publicize. This way, only select items (rather than every entry) will appear on your website.

Note: Only group administrators or members with news posting permissions can share news items on your public website.

To share a news entry on your group's public website:


  • Go to [group name] > News.
  • Click on the title of a news entry.
  • Click  "Edit/Delete this entry,"
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and check the box to "Share this entry on public group website."


  • Be sure to save your changes.
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