About Custom Widgets | Classic

Custom widgets are powerful functionalities that you can integrate into your stack to analyze your entry content and recommend ideas. These Custom widgets allow users to provide additional capabilities over content, thus optimizing the content to suit their requirements.

Examples of such custom widgets are SEO tag recommendations, sentiment analysis, language translation, and so on.

While Contentstack provides certain prebuilt custom widgets (Text Intelligence, Gatsby Preview), you can code your own custom widget and use it in your content types.

Note: Custom widgets are stack-specific, i.e., it cannot be used in or shared across multiple stacks.

Here are some resources to get you started with Custom Widgets:

You can create new custom widgets by writing your custom code, or you can use the prebuilt templates by modifying the given code to suit your requirements. Both the methods are explained in detail in the above pages.


The following video demonstrates the steps to create a new custom widget.

Additionally, you can browse through the topics mentioned in our “More Articles” section to learn more about Custom Widgets

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