[Tutorial] [Commonly asked] Using ZOO or K2 content in Widgetkit 2 (Joomla only!)
As it is a commonly asked question it should be worth a quick tutorial.
While these extension are quite popular it cannot be taken for granted that either one is installed and in use. It is very unlikely that both are installed and active at the same time because their purpose is quite similar.
Hence the plug-ins required for Widgetkit to show ZOO or K2 content are both not enabled by default and Widgetkit will not show "ZOO" or "K2" as an option in the "Select Content Type" list.
Should you use Widgetkit 2 in Jooma and have either ZOO or K2 installed, make sure the appropriate plug-in is enabled.
In the Joomla backend enable the plug-in "System - Widgetkit ZOO":
Widgetkit will then show an entry for the content type "ZOO" for a Widgetkit:
In the Joomla backend enable the plug-in "System - Widgetkit K2":
Widgetkit will then show an entry for the content type "K2" for a Widgetkit:
Now Widgetkit 2 can be used to display existing content from ZOO or K2 in a Slideshow, Grid, etc.