Welcome to our guide to using widgets in Xara Web Designer, Xara Xtreme 5 and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer. We start with a brief intro on this page, including details on adding Placeholders. Then click the buttons at the top of this page and you'll find information on specific types of widgets. We have eleven initial categories, Photos, Videos, News, Maps, Music, Tracking Codes, RSS Feeds, Forms, Shopping Carts and (NEW) polls and search, which give information on adding some specific popular widgets in those categories. We will add more categories in future.

It's a simple process to insert your favorite video from YouTube into your own web page, or display the latest news from Reuters. Likewise, it's equally easy to insert your photo album from Picasa or Flickr, add a shop from Amazon, a contact form, or embed a Google Map.

'Widgets' is a collective term used to describe a third party service, which can be inserted into your own web page (another popular term for the same service is 'gadgets').

Inserting a widget in Xara Web Designer, Xtreme 5 or Xara Photo & Graphic Designer can be achieved in 3 simple steps: