Widgetkit Slideshow


It comes with eye-catching transition effects! All based on hardware accelerated CSS3 animations.

Widgetkit Spotlight


The famous spotlight effect returns! Add overlays to your images which smoothly fade in on hover.

Widgetkit Twitter


The new Twitter widget displays your tweets directly on your website in real time.

Widgetkit Lightbox


The new and shiny lightbox supports images, HTML, Iframes, YouTube, Vimeo and SWF movies.


Widgetkit is the next generation tool set for Joomla and WordPress. This toolkit is the first of its kind! It provides a simple and user-friendly way to enrich your websites experience with widgets like Slideshow, Lightbox, Spotlight and Twitter. All widgets make use of modern web technologies like HTML5 markup, CSS3 features and jQuery based JavaScripts. Widgetkit also works on iPads, iPhones and Android phones or tablets. It supports touch gestures and makes use of hardware accelerated CSS3 for smooth animations. Here is a short feature roundup:


  • Available for WordPress, Joomla 1.5 and 1.6
  • All widgets can work stand-alone
  • Use shortcodes to show widgets anywhere
  • Clean and lightweight code
  • Semantic HTML5 markup
  • Asset file Minification and Compression
  • Supports touch gestures for mobile devices
  • Uses hardware accelerated CSS3 animations
  • Build on HTML5, CSS3, PHP 5.2+, jQuery 1.5+

How It Works

Widgetkit basically acts as a platform for all our widgets. It installs as a single component in Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.6 or as a plugin in WordPress 3.x. The Widgetkit dashboard presents you an overview of all widgets. You can create, edit or delete all widgets and their content in one place. And after you have created the content for your first widget you can either use a shortcode or a module to display your widget anywhere on your website. In fact you can do both because once have you created a widget you are able to display it multiple times and reuse it on different parts of your website.