CSV - Hero Connect


Hero Connect is a unique widget, providing users new and previously unavailable finely-tuned control of hero images. Use it to show images and headlines that are displayed specifically based on time of day, day of the week, and more.

Hero Connect allows users to connect to their site visitors in smart and effective ways. Take advantage of your analytics data by showing targeted audience-specific content at just the right moment.

As part of our Connect series of widgets, Hero Connect also allows you to update all of the important content (such as image selection & headline text) remotely via Google Sheets. You can also provide spreadsheet access to clients who want to stay engaged with their sites and update hero content regularly.

  • Widget Compatibility: Highly Compatible (No known issues when combining with other MuseThemes widgets)
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • Supported Devices: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Release Log

  • 1.0: Initial Release



Basic Setup

Google Sheets Setup – Detailed instructions for working with Google spreadsheets can be found in the "Editing the web-based Google Spreadsheet templates" below.

Display Types – There are several display types for hero images. To select a display type, open the presets spreadsheet, and use the dropdown in row 3 to select a display type. The presets spreadsheet will be discussed in detail later. Aside from the "Static" option, they are all time-based:

Content Spreadsheet – The content spreadsheet contains all of the image, video and text information, as well as the settings for the display types.

Presets Spreadsheet – The presets spreadsheet offers styling options for the captions and button. Additionally, there are options related to the timing-based display types. We won't cover the styling controls in detail, though we will cover the key settings in the Timed Display Settings section:

Widget Option Panel – Like the other Connect widgets, the widget option panels are rather simple since the majority of settings are found in the presets sheet. Some key options can be found in the Setup section:

If you experience any intermittent issues with the hero content loading, or "script" errors, clearing your browser's cache should help

Editing the web-based Google Spreadsheet templates

Tips for editing CSV files

Commonly Asked Questions

What is a .csv file?

A .csv file is a basic spreadsheet file that can be edited in Excel, Numbers, Google Sheets, or similar.

Should I use the web-based template, or the local file? What's the difference?

Ultimately, there's no difference in the functionality of the sidebar menu, whether you use the web template or the local template. Local files allow for traditional editing and backup in your favorite spreadsheet editor. The web template option allows for immediate remote updates for you or your client.

Known Issues/Conflicts

No known issues or conflicts

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