WordPress Widget Tips

Updated 1 year ago by Mike Penhall

Hurray! AE can easily integrate with your theme via widgets. This guide is for you if you have already installed AE Connect on WordPress and configured a basic setup. If you haven't done this yet, here are some awesome guide docs to get you set up:

Part 1: AE On Page Form Widget

A quick and easy guide to setting up an on-page signup form for your users.

Step 1

In the WordPress Admin dashboard, navigate to Appearance -> Widgets

Step 2

In this step, we will be dragging and dropping the AE widgets into widget areas predefined by your theme. Each theme will have different widget areas. For the theme I have activated for this guide, there are widget areas for the footer, front page, and blog, which is pretty standard.

Choose the widget area where you want to add an AE Sign-on Widget. I'm going to choose the Blog Sidebar Widget area for the sake of example.

Step 3

Drag and drop the widget labeled "AE On Page Form" into the widget area you decided on. Now go visit the front end of your website where that widget area is being used. If you are signed out, you will see the Email/Password form with all of your social logins that you activated above it.

Go ahead and log in!

Now that you know how to set up the on-page form, we'll move onto ae links and window widgets.

Step 1

Go back to the Widget page. Again, choose the widget area where you want to drop your sign-in links.

The AE Link widget allows your users to log in or register to your website using a social service that you have activated and specified.

First, drag and drop the widget labelled "AE Link" into the widget area you chose.

Sign-in Link Text is the anchor text for the sign-in link. By default it is set to "Sign In".

Well, that's widgets. Head over to our WordPress shortcode guide, if you haven't seen it yet. 

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