Wix Blocks: Configuring Action Bars

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The Configuration tab in the Editor Experience panel enables you to determine the way your widget and its elements look and behave in the editor when they're installed on a site. 

About Action Bars

When a site builder installs your widget on a site and opens the editor, the widget and its elements have floating action bars, just like any other Wix site element. For example, this is the action bar of the widget's button, which allows the site builder to perform various actions on the button:
button action bar
Blocks lets you modify these action bars. You can add, remove or reorder buttons. You can determine which panel opens when a button is clicked, and more. The modification options vary, depending on whether you select a widget, or one of its elements, and which element you select.

By modifying the action bars you can give site builders more options for customizing your app when they install it on their site. You can also decide that you want to limit what they can change in your widget. 

UX guidelines
Read our UX guidelines for clear and effective action bars

Modify Action Bars

To modify action bars: 
  1. Click the Editor Experience  panel.
  2. Click the Configuration tab.  
  3. Select the correct element in your widget, or select the entire widget from the Widgets panel.

Now, you can modify action bars in two ways:
  • From the Edit Action Bar that appears:
edit widget action bar
  • Or from the Action Bar section in the Inspector panel on the right (if you can't see the panel, click on the Inspector  icon to expand it). 
modify action bar in inspector

Removing and Adding Action Buttons

  • Hover over the action bar buttons to see which of them can be removed, and click Remove to remove that button.
edit action bar remove button
  • Add any buttons you removed by choosing + Add in the Edit Action Bar panel, or Add Action Button in the Action Bar section in the Inspector panel on the right (if you can't see the panel, click on the Inspector  icon to expand it).

Changing Action Button Settings

  1. Hover over the action bar buttons to see which of them have settings that can be changed.
  2. Click the Action Button Settings button. 
  3. At this point, you can also change the text of the action button. 
Action Button Settings
  1. Select the panel or dashboard page that you want to open for the action button settings. You can also create a new custom panel and then assign it to the action button. Clicking Create Custom Panel will take you to the Panels tab.
action button settings
Notes
  • When you add an action button you need to make sure that you assign a panel or a dashboard page. If you don't you will see a warning in the Inspector
  • The changes you make when you are in the Configuration tab impact all design presets.
  • Make sure to read our UX guidelines for clear and effective action buttons

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