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Share your widgets with a link -- no website required

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We adding a lot of widget improvements recently. Here's one more thing. Widget sharing, aka hosted widgets!

We've had widgets for awhile, and have added hosted websites recently. Sometimes you need something in between the two, whether that be to share a calendar with housekeeping, give a special quote link to a guest, or what have you.

So we added hosted widgets. Any widget you have currently can be accessed using a special link that you can share via email etc. That link will show the widget on a page branded with your form header and footer.

So go to any widget and grab this link (or use the Preview button):

You'll be taken to a clean page, hosting the widget, and including your information:

If you choose "All Properties" in the widget settings, a property selector will appear if you have multiple properties to allow selection of the property.

Share that link with people you want to have access to the widget and they will be able to access it as long as you have it enabled.

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Mar 2, 2017 9:34 AM
BlueMtnCabins says:

Love them! Was asking about them for a a while, already incorporated in the site!

Mar 2, 2017 9:54 AM
Sam Westcott says:

@BlueMtnCabins: I told Chris he should change the title of this blog post, which he did. Just wanted to point that out... This is about sharing widgets with a link, not embedding them into your website. You may already understand that, but I wanted to point that out in case you were thinking this is about embedding them into your website. This feature adds the ability to share and use widgets WITHOUT a website.

Mar 2, 2017 10:06 AM
BlueMtnCabins says:

Sam Westcott said:

@BlueMtnCabins: I told Chris he should change the title of this blog post, which he did. Just wanted to point that out... This is about sharing widgets with a link, not embedding them into your website. You may already understand that, but I wanted to point that out in case you were thinking this is about embedding them into your website. This feature adds the ability to share and use widgets WITHOUT a website.

I understand - widget opens as a standalone page. It is very useful when you want to direct renter straight to booking, for example, instead having them to look at the entire page where a booking widget may be embedded. And yes I was asking for this and yes I am very happy. :-)

Mar 2, 2017 10:08 AM
Sam Westcott says:

I should have figured -- you're already on top of it!

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