A new feature has been added to the MyCouncillor system. This is a “What you see is what you get” (WSYWYG) sidebar panel.

There are a whole host of things you could do with with this, from a simple advert for your PPC, to a Twitter feed; an automatic picture badger or a news feed.

Here’s a couple of examples:

Paul Ankers has used his sidebar widget for a feed of his Twitter “tweets”.

As an example I’ve put a Flickr photo badge (it’s set to just have photos of my local area) on my website.

Will people let us know how they get along – its probably not for the beginner user, but for more advanced users it could be really exciting.



Instructions1) Log into your MyCllr site’s back end
2) Go to ‘Presentation’ + ‘Sidebar Widgets’
3) You will see in the ‘Sidebar 2’ column (or in the case of your template Sidebar Z) a new entry called “WYSIWYG Text 1”
4) Click on the ‘Configure’ button on the right hand end of this new widget
5) A pop-up window appears to let you edit the contents
6) Make the changes you require and then press the X in the top right hand corner to close the pop-up
7) Finally, press the “Save Changes” button at the bottom right of the window.
Below the save button is another box that allows you to add more WYSIWYG widgets. Each appears in the sidebar and can be dragged around to the required position. Each one can have different contents.

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