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    The annoying thing really is that after you do all this work in the HTML and CSS, there is no way to save those changes without making the widget live. So Jeff's comment is sort of correct. Deleting a widget deletes it and you can't get back the work you put into it even if it was a small amount of work. You can't even name the widget you've added so you could end up with a stack of Custom HTML widgets and not know which is which without clicking on each one.

    A great enhancement to the backend would be a Publish/Unpublish option for each widget. That way I can make a set of 4 widgets for one area of the page and my client can turn them on or off depending on the season. For instance, a widget showing xmas gifts should be an easy thing for the client to turn off while they turn on the Valentines Day widget. With the current interface, I don't think that is possible. If it is possible, it is not at all intuitive and my client would never "get it".

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    Ryan Olson

    Hi Shane.

    Unless I'm misunderstanding you, both things you mentioned are possible as seen in the 2nd screenshot in this article.

    You can assign a name to the widget with the Widget Name field and you can "publish/unpublish" using the Hide Widget checkbox.

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    Thanks Ryan!

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