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The Magento_Widget module allows Magento application to be extended with custom widget blocks.

Installation details

Before installing this module, note that the Magento_Widget is dependent on the following modules:

  • Magento_Catalog
  • Magento_Cms
  • Magento_Store

Before disabling or uninstalling this module, note the following dependencies:

  • Magento_CatalogWidget
  • Magento_CurrencySymbol
  • Magento_Newsletter

Refer to how to enable or disable modules in Magento 2.


Extension developers can interact with the Magento_Widget module. For more information about the Magento extension mechanism, see Magento plug-ins.

The Magento dependency injection mechanism enables you to override the functionality of the Magento_Widget module.


This module introduces the following layouts and layout handles in the directories:

  • view/adminhtml/layout:
    • adminhtml_widget_index
    • adminhtml_widget_instance_block
    • adminhtml_widget_instance_edit
    • adminhtml_widget_instance_index
    • adminhtml_widget_loadoptions
  • view/frantend/layout:
    • default
    • print

For more information about a layout, see the Layout documentation.