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A signed-in user has two options when adding gadgets to the Gadget Portal.

  1. Add gadgets using a URL.
  2. Add gadgets from the Enterprise Gadget Repository.

Note:
Anonymous users cannot add gadgets using a URL or search the Gadget Repository.

For instruction on adding gadgets as an anonymous user, refer to Accessing the Gadget Server -> GS Portal section.

Follow the instructions below to add a new gadget to the Gadget Portal.

1. Log on to the Gadget Server Management Console.

2. In the "Manage Gadget Server" menu, click the "View Portal" link.

3. The Gadget Portal opens in signed-in mode.

Note:
You can also access the Gadget Portal directly. For instructions, refer to Accessing the Gadget Server -> GS Portal section.

4. Click the "Add Gadgets" link in the Gadget Portal.

5. The "Add Gadget to Dashboard" link opens with capability to add gadgets using a URL or via the Enterprise Gadget Repository.

Portal administrators can revoke permission to add gadgets from a URL. For more information, refer to Managing Portal Permission section.

Add gadgets via the Enterprise Gadget Repository

WSO2 Gadget Portal users can add gadgets maintained in the WSO2 Gadget Repository by the Gadget Server administrators.

Also, refer to the Gadget Repository section for information on how to add/delete and manage gadgets via the repository.

6. You can pick from the list of gadgets given.

or search for a gadget by entering the gadget name or part of the gadget name in the text area and clicking "Search".

7. Select a gadget and click the "Add" button.

8. You will see the gadget added to the WSO2 Gadget Portal.

Add gadgets using a URL

Any gadget written according to the Google Gadgets Specification and publicly accessible via an HTTP URL can be added to the Gadget Portal by entering its URL.

6. Click the "Enter Gadget Location" drop-down and enter the URL of a gadget xml file hosted in any location. For example,

7. Click the "Add Gadget" button.

8. You will see the gadget added to the WSO2 Gadget Portal.

Also, refer to the Community Aspect of Gadgets section for information on rating and commenting on gadgets.

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