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Getting Started with Thrive Clever Widgets

Thrive Clever Widgets gives you complete control over where your widgets are displayed on your site. This means you will only show highly relevant content for your visitors, so your site gets more attention and you get more conversions.

​Follow our instructions to get up and running as fast as possible!

Installing and License Activation

After purchasing the plugin, go to Your Products on the Thrive Member Dashboard and download Thrive Clever Widgets. Then, on your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New and click the "Upload Plugin" button.

​Next, click the "Choose file" button, browse for the plugin .zip file, select it and click "Install Now". Once ​the installation is complete, you can activate the plugin by clicking the "Activate Plugin" link.

You are now able to activate your license. You can do this by going to Thrive Dashboard > License Manager and entering the license details, namely, your email address and the licence key, and then clicking the ACTIVATE LICENSE button.

​If you have any issues with the license activation, raise a ticket in our Clever Widgets Support Forum and we'll look into that for you.

Setting Up the Display Options for a Widget

When both the plugin and license are activated, a new link will be added below each of your widgets. In order to access this area, go in your WP Admin Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets:

On the "Widgets" page, if you drag a widget into a widget area - For example, we will drag an "Image" from the left hand side, and drop it into the "Main Sidebar" area - which is the blog posts sidebar, and we will be given a couple of options:

If you click on the "Thrive Widget Display Options" link, from the card, you'll be given a list of display settings that will allow you to specify where you want the widget to display on your site:

Remember that, if you have chosen the Main Sidebar (blog posts sidebar) - You will only be able to display the widget on your blog posts. In this way, you can go on and select the specific posts you want the widget to be displayed on: 

However, if you want to display widgets on your pages - First of all, you need to drop the widget in the Pages Sidebar area:

Then you need to make sure that your pages support the display of widgets - Some themes allow the pages to have widgets on the sidebar, so what you need to do is edit a page and select the "Default Template" from the Page Attributes:

Hope you found this article useful - You can rate it, below. However, if you have any further questions, don't hesitate to open a Support ticket on the Thrive Themes Forums