Widgets are a separate application that are fully integrated with MinistryPlatform. They add valuable functionality directly to your website, allowing guests to conduct business with your church in a safe manner that is instantly captured in the MinistryPlatform database.
Widgets offer a compelling, integrated, and customized experience for your users. For example, the Group Finder widget allows a user to easily search for and filter Groups relevant to their needs. Check out Widget Church to see some Widgets in action. And for a deep dive into the benefits of Widgets, see Why Widgets?.
To fully optimize Widgets, make sure you are using the latest version of your browser.
Your Website - Your Way!
Widgets are designed to appear on specific pages of your church website. They are mobile-friendly, responsive, and customizable. Your church can deploy one or more Widgets by adding a few lines of code on the desired pages. For more information, see Quick Start.
Any website visitor can create a User Account. The login, create account, and password reset functionality for Widgets is the same as the Platform, Need Connect, and the Batch Manager Tool and will create a User record.
These Users will not count towards your monthly number of supported users unless you assign specific Security Roles to these users. A small subset of specific Widgets may require a Security Role (for example, Manage Prayer/Care - TBD).
Since Widgets live on your website, that's where Users should go to access them!
However, for reference, the Widget Library can be found by opening a web browser and appending /widgets to your system domain. For example, if your MinistryPlatform URL is https://my.churchname.net/ministryplatform, your widgets application would be found at https://my.churchname.net/widgets.