A banner widget is the largest of the three widgets available and also has the highest click-through rate. To create a side bar widget fill out the fields in the Travelbug widgets screen (as per the below).
- Title: The maximum number of characters for the title field is 50. If this field is left blank the title of the widget will default to “Search NZ’s widest range of accommodation deals” however this field can be used to give context to your widget if desired.
- Region and District: If a drop down selection is made for either of these fields, the option/s chosen will populate your widget as the default. If these fields are left blank “All Regions” will populate as the default.
- Arriving and Departing: To select a default arriving / departing date check the tick box and select your desired default date. If these fields are left blank the current day at the time the webpage is loaded will always populate as the default.
- Secure?: If the webpage your widget will be embedded on is a secure webpage (https) ensure the “secure” circle is checked. If the webpage will be a normal page (http) ensure the “normal” circle is checked.
Once you have correctly populated all relevant fields you can hit the “save” button and check the preview widget at the bottom of the page. As well as updating the preview widget the “save” button will also update the code in the “Add this HTML to your website” box. You are now ready to copy the customised widget code you have created an embed it in your code base.