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Ever visit a website and wonder how they got all of those widgets to work? The booking form, the calendar, or even the weather display? The good news is that you don't need a web developer to add these to your site—it's usually as simple as copying and pasting some code from a third-party widget into Jimdo's Widget/HTML Element. 


There are thousands of tools that can be integrated into your Jimdo website, many of them available for free or on a freemium model. Email newsletters, booking and calendars, music players, social media buttons, customer service/live chat, analytics, search tools, commenting name it, there's probably a widget for it. Some of our favorites are listed on our Tools Page

How to install a widget on your Jimdo website

1. Get the code from the widget-maker's website

  • Choose the widget you want to use, and go directly to that website (for example or
  • Follow the instructions on the widget's website to sign up and customize your widget code. You can usually choose the size, settings, and other options. 
  • Once you go through those steps, the widget-maker will provide you with some code, and tell you whether to put this into the body or head of your website. It will look something like this:

Example of widget code

2. Add the custom code to your Jimdo website

  • If you're instructed to add the code to the body of your website, add a Widget/HTML Element from the Elements menu. Usually you can place this in the exact spot where you want the widget to appear. For example if you want a newsletter signup box to appear in your sidebar, add the Widget/HTML Element to your sidebar. If it's not a location-specific widget, you can add it anywhere on your webpage. 

Add a Widget HTML element

  • Copy the code provided to you in Step 1 and paste it into the Widget/HTML Element.
  • Hit Save

Paste in code

  • Refresh your page and look at your site in View Mode—you should see your widget appearing where you placed it. 
  • If you need to adjust any settings, you'll have to return to the widget-maker's website to make your changes, then re-copy the code and paste it in again. 

Note: Some widgets require code to be placed in both the head and body of your website. To add code to the head section, click Settings > Website > Edit Head. Paste the body code into the Widget/HTML element where you want the widget to display.

In some cases, adding code to a Widget/HTML Element or to your website head can make your site unresponsive if it doesn't play nice with Jimdo. If you're having trouble accessing your site (after adding a Widget/HTML Element, or in any other circumstances for that matter!) get in touch with our Support Team and we'll get things straighted out. 

Have fun and happy widget-ing!

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