Take your Hoop.la on the road with widgets

Today's tip is for you cutting-edge folks who have made a Hoop.la community.  Did you know that you can use your Hoop.la widgets on other external websites?  Increase your traffic, eyeballs, and interactivity by creating an embeddable widget in mere moments.

Here's how you do it.

Go to your Hoop.la "Home" page.

If you are already displaying the widget you want to use, hover over it, and you'll see the widget tools appear:

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Click the icon 2nd from the left, "embed this widget."  You'll see a page that looks like this:

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Now you can play with the appearance of the widget (how it will be displayed on the destination page).  In the column on the left, choose your settings, and then preview the widget with the buttons at the top.  Put on your designer cap and have some fun with it!

When you're satisfied with the design, click "display widget code with these settings" and you will see your code, ready to be pasted into your destination page.

By drawing your Hoop.la content out into other web pages, you can attract new members and highlight great content from your existing members!

Have you started playing with widgets yet?

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