A widget is an Adobe Muse component which add specifics functionnalities to the software, giving the user more possibilities to build a website. The Adobe Muse widgets are delivered as .mulib files.
In Adobe Muse there are two types of widgets:
- The widgets included by default in Adobe Muse and developed by Adobe. These widgets can be found in "Widgets library" in the right panel of Adobe Muse.
- The widgets developed by third parties and implemented manually by the user in Adobe Muse. These widgets can be found in "Library" in the right panel of Adobe Muse.
Some widgets developed by third parties are based on widgets present in the "Widgets library", they are called "Graphic widgets", and the others widgets developed by third parties are called "Mucow widgets".
Graphic vs Mucow widgets
There is two types of widgets developed by third parties available for Adobe Muse:
- A Graphic widget is a widget which has been made directly in Adobe Muse, using the tools that are provided inside the software. In order to customize this type of widget you can use all the tools provided in Adobe Muse, like you would do for any other element.
- A Mucow widget is a widget which has been developed outside of Muse. A Mucow widget allow to add specific functionalities in Adobe Muse that were not available inside the software prior to this widget. In order to use a Mucow widget you need to select it and then click on the play button that appear on the top right corner of the widget to open its Options panel.
Widget compatibility with Muse
We always indicate on our products pages what version of Adobe Muse is required to use a product. To find this information you need to go on a product page, click on "Information" in the drop-down menu of the page, and look for the "Compatibility" section. You should see something that look like "Muse 2015.1+". It means that this product is working with the 2015.1 version of Adobe Muse and any updates to Adobe Muse that will be available in the future.
If you want to know if your version of Adobe Muse is compatible with a product you need to open Adobe Muse and follow these steps :
1. Go to Help > About Adobe Muse CC.
2. See if your version of Adobe Muse match, or is beyond, the one of the product you want to buy.
If your version of Adobe Muse match the one on the product page, or if your version of Adobe Muse is beyond the one on the product page, then the product will be compatible with your version of Adobe Muse.
Importing a widget in the Library panel
In order to import a widget in Adobe Muse "Library" panel you need to follow these steps :
1. Unzip the files on your computer (if you haven't already do it).
2. Open Adobe Muse
3. Go to File > New Site... (or Open Site...)
4. Once you have created (or opended) a site in Adobe Muse, go to "Library" on the right panel, and click on the "Import Muse library" button at the bottom left corner of the "Library" panel. If you don't find the "Library" on the right panel you need to go to Window > Library to add it in Muse.
5. Go to the directory on your computer where you have extracted the widget, select the .mulib file present in the directory, and click on "Open".
The widget is now added in Adobe Muse "Library" panel, and you can add it to any Muse page whenever you want.
Adding a widget in a Muse page
If you want to add a widget in a Muse page you need to follow these steps :
1. Open the folder containing the widget in the "Library" panel, select the widget in the folder, drag and drop it in your Muse page.
2. To customize a Graphic widget you can use all the tools provided in Adobe Muse, like you would do for any other element, and to use a Mucow widget you have to select it and then click on the play button that appear on the top right corner of the widget to open its Options panel.
Needing an account from a service provider
Some of our widgets require to have, or create, an account on the website of a service provider in order to use them. To know if we use a service provider for one of our product you need to go on the product page, click on "Information" in the drop-down menu, and look for the "Notes" section. You should see a sentence saying "In order to use this widget you may need to have an account on [Service provider name]. Find more details about this on [Service provider website]." if you need to have an account on the website of a service provider to use the widget.
Duplicate widgets in the Library panel
When you update or add a widget which is already in your "Library", Adobe Muse will not owerwrite the first occurence of this widget. This is why you get a duplicate version of the widget with the same name in your "Library". In order to avoid getting duplicate widgets in your "Library" you need to delete the first occurence of the widget and then add the new or updated version to your "Library" in Adobe Muse.
Using widgets in commercial projects
Yes! You can use the widgets sold on the store for commercial projects. However you must make sure to respect our License agreement while you use our products for commercial projects.You can find more informations about this in our License agreement.