This article gives you all the information you need to successfully use the Web Link Component.

Choosing the Web Link Component

The Web Link Component is versatile. It lets you link to key web pages, promote non-Gecko data capture forms and events, and allow you to guide your guests to the pages and documents that matter most to you. This component can open the webpage in a pop-up or by opening the webpage in a new tab.

Getting started

To start using this component, click the Web Link card in the Build The Widget area of your widget.

From here, we only have a handful of fields to configure:

  • Widget Component Label - What would you like this component to be called? Students will see this name on the widget menu when hovering their mouse over the Widget Icon:

An example of how the 'Widget Component Label' renders upon mouse-hover on the Widget

  • Enter the URL - Which webpage would you like to take students to? Enter the full URL in this field.

  • Open URL in Modal - How would you like the webpage to open? If you'd like it to pop up in a modal on the visitor's current page, toggle this to 'On'. If you'd prefer that clicking this component takes the visitor to chosen URL in a new tab, leave this toggled 'Off'.

  • Widget Icon - How would you like your component icon to look?

Remember, you can test your component once you've added it to your widget! Just click the Real-time practice widget in the bottom right-hand corner of the page to see your video in action.


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