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Lists

This how-to guide describes how to build list modules from basic, advanced, and dynamic lists.

How to make a list module
  1. In the header, click in the search field. The search panel appears.

  2. From the Create list, select a content type (such as Article).

  3. Toward the right of the content edit form, select |mi-more_horiz|> Overrides.

  4. Expand Layout Overrides.

  5. From the Above, Aside, or Below list, select one of the following:

    • Add After—Inherits the block's modules from the parent level and adds a list under them.

    • Add Before—Inherits the block's modules from the parent level and adds a list above them.

    • Replace—Replaces the block's modules inherited from the parent level with a new list.

  6. Click |mi-add_circle_outline|, and select List. A form appears.

  7. In the Title field, enter the list's title.

  8. In the Description field, enter the list's description.

  9. From the Items list, select one of the following:

  10. From the Call To Action list, select one of the following:

    • None—The call-to-action's link points to your home page.

    • External—The call-to-action's link points to a page on an external site.

    • Internal—The call-to-action's link points to an item on your site.

  11. If you need to adjust the contrast between the list and the page it's on, do the following:

    1. Expand List Styles.

    2. From the Template list, select one of the available templates.

    3. Make selections for color and text that give good contrast with the page.

  12. Complete your site's workflow and publish the item.

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How to make a basic list
  1. From the Items list, select Basic. A form appears.

  2. Click |mi-add_circle_outline|. The content picker appears.

  3. Select one or more items in the content picker, or create and select a new item.

  4. Close the content picker. You return to the Items list.

  5. Order the items by hovering over |mi-crop_din| and dragging |mi-open_with|.

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How to make a dynamic list
  1. From the Items list, select Dynamic. A form appears.

  2. From the Types list, select the content types included in the dynamic list.

  3. In the Items Per Page field, enter the number of items displayed in each page. If the dynamic list has more items than this value, Brightspot displays next and previous links so the visitor can page through the list.

  4. In the Time Period field, enter the number of previous days during which items must be published to be included in the dynamic list. For example, if you enter 10, items published within the last 10 days can appear in the dynamic list; items published prior to this time do not appear in the dynamic list.

  5. Under Tags, do the following:

    1. Click |mi-add_circle_outline|. A selection field appears.

    2. Click |mi-search|. A content picker appears.

    3. Select one or more existing tags, or create new ones.

    4. Close the content picker.

  6. From the Sort list, select the order of items in the dynamic list. The sort order is based on publication date.

  7. Under Pinned Items, click |mi-add_circle_outline| to add items always appearing on the dynamic list.

  8. Order the pinned items by hovering over |mi-crop_din| and dragging |mi-open_with|.

  9. In the No Results Module field, create a module that appears if no items match the criteria for appearing in the dynamic list.

  10. Expand Hierarchy, and select the sites or sections in which items must be published to be included in the dynamic list. For example, if under Sections you selected Wedding Cakes, then Brightspot limits the items in the dynamic list to those published in the section Wedding Cakes.

  11. Expand Classification, and make selections with which the items must be associated to be included in the dynamic list. For example, if under Author you select Immanuel Kant, then Brightspot limits the items in the dynamic list to those published by Immanuel Kant.

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How to make an advanced list
  1. From the Items list, select Advanced. A form appears.

  2. Click |mi-add_circle_outline|, and select one of the available modules. A form appears for the selected module.

  3. Complete the form.

  4. Order the modules by hovering over |mi-crop_din| and dragging |mi-open_with|.

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How to make a list of authors module
  1. In the header, click in the search field. The search panel appears.

  2. From the Create list, select a content type (such as Article).

  3. Toward the right of the content edit form, select |mi-more_horiz|> Overrides.

  4. Expand Layout Overrides.

  5. From the Above, Aside, or Below list, select one of the following:

    • Add After—Inherits the block's modules from the parent level and adds a list under them.

    • Add Before—Inherits the block's modules from the parent level and adds a list above them.

    • Replace—Replaces the block's modules inherited from the parent level with a new list.

  6. Click |mi-add_circle_outline|, and select List (Author). A form appears.

  7. In the Title field, enter the list's title.

  8. In the Description field, enter the list's description.

  9. From the Items list, select one of the following:

  10. Complete your site's workflow and publish the item.

How to make a shared list of authors
  1. In the header, click in the search field. The search panel appears.

  2. From the Create list, select a content type (such as Article).

  3. Toward the right of the content edit form, select |mi-more_horiz|> Overrides.

  4. Expand Layout Overrides.

  5. From the Above, Aside, or Below list, select one of the following:

    • Add After—Inherits the block's modules from the parent level and adds a list under them.

    • Add Before—Inherits the block's modules from the parent level and adds a list above them.

    • Replace—Replaces the block's modules inherited from the parent level with a new list.

  6. Click |mi-add_circle_outline|, and select Shared List (Author). A form appears.

  7. In the Shared field, click |mi-search|. A content picker appears.

  8. From the Create list, click New List (Author). A content edit page appears.

  9. In the Internal Name field, enter a name for this list. Brightspot uses this name in widgets such as the search panel.

  10. In the Title field, enter the list's title.

  11. In the Description field, enter the list's description.

  12. From the Items list, select one of the following:

  13. Click Publish.

  14. Click Back. You return to the content picker.

  15. Click the list you just created, and close the content picker. You return to the Shared field.

  16. Complete your site's workflow and publish the item.

How to make a list of quotes module
  1. In the header, click in the search field. The search panel appears.

  2. From the Create list, select a content type (such as Article).

  3. Toward the right of the content edit form, select |mi-more_horiz|> Overrides.

  4. Expand Layout Overrides.

  5. From the Above, Aside, or Below list, select one of the following:

    • Add After—Inherits the block's modules from the parent level and adds a list under them.

    • Add Before—Inherits the block's modules from the parent level and adds a list above them.

    • Replace—Replaces the block's modules inherited from the parent level with a new list.

  6. Click |mi-add_circle_outline|, and select List (Quote). A form appears.

  7. From the Items list, select one of the following:

  8. Complete your site's workflow and publish the item.

How to make a shared list of quotes
  1. In the header, click in the search field. The search panel appears.

  2. From the Create list, select a content type (such as Article).

  3. Toward the right of the content edit form, select |mi-more_horiz|> Overrides.

  4. Expand Layout Overrides.

  5. From the Above, Aside, or Below list, select one of the following:

    • Add After—Inherits the block's modules from the parent level and adds a list under them.

    • Add Before—Inherits the block's modules from the parent level and adds a list above them.

    • Replace—Replaces the block's modules inherited from the parent level with a new list.

  6. Click |mi-add_circle_outline|, and select Shared List (Quote). A form appears.

  7. In the Shared field, click |mi-search|. A content picker appears.

  8. From the Create list, click New List (Quote). A content edit page appears.

  9. In the Internal Name field, enter a name for this list. Brightspot uses this name in widgets such as the search panel.

  10. From the Items list, select one of the following:

  11. Click Publish.

  12. Click Back. You return to the content picker.

  13. Click the list you just created, and close the content picker. You return to the Shared field.

  14. Complete your site's workflow and publish the item.

How to make a list of pages module
  1. In the header, click in the search field. The search panel appears.

  2. From the Create list, select a content type (such as Article).

  3. Toward the right of the content edit form, select |mi-more_horiz|> Overrides.

  4. Expand Layout Overrides.

  5. From the Above, Aside, or Below list, select one of the following:

    • Add After—Inherits the block's modules from the parent level and adds a list under them.

    • Add Before—Inherits the block's modules from the parent level and adds a list above them.

    • Replace—Replaces the block's modules inherited from the parent level with a new list.

  6. Click |mi-add_circle_outline|, and select List (Page). A form appears.

  7. In the Title field, enter the list's title.

  8. In the Description field, enter the list's description.

  9. From the Items list, select one of the following:

  10. From the Call To Action list, select one of the following:

    • None—The call-to-action's link points to your home page.

    • External—The call-to-action's link points to a page on an external site.

    • Internal—The call-to-action's link points to an item on your site.

  11. If you need to adjust the contrast between the list and the page it's on, do the following:

    1. Expand List Styles.

    2. From the Template list, select one of the available templates.

    3. Make selections for color and text that give good contrast with the page.

  12. Complete your site's workflow and publish the item.

How to make a shared list of pages
  1. In the header, click in the search field. The search panel appears.

  2. From the Create list, select a content type (such as Article).

  3. Toward the right of the content edit form, select |mi-more_horiz|> Overrides.

  4. Expand Layout Overrides.

  5. From the Above, Aside, or Below list, select one of the following:

    • Add After—Inherits the block's modules from the parent level and adds a list under them.

    • Add Before—Inherits the block's modules from the parent level and adds a list above them.

    • Replace—Replaces the block's modules inherited from the parent level with a new list.

  6. Click |mi-add_circle_outline|, and select Shared List (Page). A form appears.

  7. In the Shared field, click |mi-search|. A content picker appears.

  8. From the Create list, click New List (Page). A content edit page appears.

  9. In the Internal Name field, enter a name for this list. Brightspot uses this name in widgets such as the search panel.

  10. In the Title field, enter the list's title.

  11. In the Description field, enter the list's description.

  12. From the Items list, select one of the following:

  13. From the Call To Action list, select one of the following:

    • None—The call-to-action's link points to your home page.

    • External—The call-to-action's link points to a page on an external site.

    • Internal—The call-to-action's link points to an item on your site.

  14. If you need to adjust the contrast between the list and the page it's on, do the following:

    1. Expand List Styles.

    2. From the Template list, select one of the available templates.

    3. Make selections for color and text that give good contrast with the page.

  15. Click Publish.

  16. Click Back. You return to the content picker.

  17. Click the list you just created, and close the content picker. You return to the Shared field.

  18. Complete your site's workflow and publish the item.