Third-Party Widget Deprecation
Specific widgets that were previously available from the blank template were created by third parties. Since then, we’ve released our own pre-made templates, and the technology behind these older widgets has become difficult or even impossible to maintain.
In many cases, the widget was replaced by a template. Find the widget you’re replacing in the list below for some suggestions on replacement.
Here is a list of template replacements for:
- Weather Forecast widget and Mostly Sunny! Widget
- Ticky widget (Scrolling Ticker)
- Facebook widget and Photo Feed widget (Google Photos, Instagram)
- News Headlines
- Sports Scores
- CountDown widget and CountUp widget
- Weather Maps
- YouTube widget
If you’re not sure what you need to replace, let us know and we’ll track it down!
Weather Forecast widget and Mostly Sunny! Widget
The weather widgets were replaced by our Weather templates. We have many popular weather templates, but here are two examples:
- For an extended full-screen forecast, use the Vector Image Weather Template
- To show the weather with other content, use the Zoned Minimalist Welcome Template
Ticky widget (Scrolling Ticker)
Some of our zoned templates feature an area with scrolling text. Check out:
Facebook widget and Photo Feed widget (Google Photos, Instagram)
We don't have a replacement for these social media widgets. Our friends at Seenspire have awesome social media and infotainment content that can be embedded into our templates by following this article: How can I show social media feeds on my display?
This widget was replaced by our RSS templates. We have many popular RSS templates, but here are two examples:
- For a full screen, try the RSS World News Template
- To show the news with other content, try the Zoned Playlist & RSS Template
We don't have a replacement for the sports scores widget. Most sports news outlets have RSS feeds you can use to obtain sports scores and other news. We have a template that shows sports news by default: RSS Sports News Template
CountDown widget and CountUp widget
These widgets were replaced with various templates. Most of our countdown templates are themed for specific events, but they all can be edited with your own dates and text.
Here’s a popular countdown template you can edit for most events: https://www.risevision.com/template-details/event-countdown
We don’t have a replacement for the Weather Maps widget. Our weather templates will provide the current weather and the 5-day forecast.
Here’s a popular example: Full-screen Terrarium Weather Extended Template
The Youtube template is a perfect alternative for this widget, this template will allow you to also broadcast Youtube live streams as well.
Check out the template here: Full-screen Youtube Template
Flight Monitor Arrivals and Departures
We don’t have a replacement for the Flight Monitor widget. You can either replace it with different content or just remove it.
We don’t have a replacement for the Traffic Map widget. You can either replace it with different content or just remove it.