CSV - Banner Connect


Banner Connect is the ultimate way to display live content for ads, promotions, notifications and more. Adding or replacing content is as easy as updating a Google Spreadsheet – no need to open your Muse project.

Both text and image-based content is supported and fully customizable. Each banner can support multiple separate messages, refreshed on page load or in autoplay without page load. Additionally, banners may utilize any dimensions you like.

  • Widget Compatibility: Highly Compatible (No known issues when combining with other MuseThemes widgets)
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • Supported Devices: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Release Log

  • 1.1: Fixes error in accessing Google Sheets data (08/18/2021)
  • 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.

CSV File Setup

To link a CSV file to the Banner Connect widget, simply click "Add File" next to the CSV File field in the widget options. You may edit the CSV file that is included in the widget .zip file.

Widget Options

Content Source, Google Sheets URL and CSV File are explained above. We will take a look at the remaining options below.

You may apply responsive resizing to the Banner Connect widget, but keep in mind that the image dimensions may change when the browser is viewed in small sizes

Content Spreadsheet

The content spreadsheet contains all of the key settings for the banner content. The columns in the spreaadsheet are labeled with their function, and will not be discussed here individually. However, there are several unique tips that will be discussed below.

Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Mryz9bxM-3EIQ72uZUySLewEecbvVmMg5urQbdB4N2A/edit?usp=sharing

If you wish to host your own images, you may drop them on a hidden page on your site. Once published, you can acquire the image link by right-clicking the image on the published page.

If you experience any intermittent issues with the banner 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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