New Ask an Expert Question Widget

We have released a brand new version of the Ask an Expert Question widget, the question form which can be embedded on Cooperative Extension web pages or other third party sites. The new widget offers substantial improvements over the existing one including:

  • better design
  • multiple image uploads (3 vs. 1)
  • dynamic width and height resizing
  • and most importantly, it captures the URL of widget’s parent page

That last bullet is particularly significant because it will allow Questions Wranglers (or anyone answering the question) to get more context about questions that are submitted through widgets. The new widget code is available on your Ask an Expert group’s “Ask Form and Widget” preference page. The old widget will continue to work for now, but we recommend updating your code snippet to get the new features.