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Personalized content

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Personalized modules display content tailored to the visitor's preferences or profile. You can create two types of modules with personalized content:

  • Authenticated Modules—These modules appear in web pages that require a visitor to log in. For example, if you have a subscription version of your website that requires a visitor to enter a username and password, the visitor is authenticated and Brightspot delivers an authenticated module to that visitor.

  • Unauthenticated Modules—These modules appear in web pages that do not require a visitor to log in.

One strategy for using personalized content it to display a gallery of exclusive content in the subscription version of your website, and display an ad in the free version.

Procedure. To create personalized content:
  1. In the content edit page, open or create the item to which you want to add a personalized module.

  2. Toward the right of the widget, select |mi-more_horiz| > Overrides. A widget appears.

  3. Expand Layout. Drop-down lists Above, Aside, and Below appear for the module's position. (For an illustration of these positions, see the diagram Examples of module placement.)

  4. From one of the drop-down lists, select Replace. A drop-down list appears. (For an explanation of the possible selections for module placement, see Module placement.)

  5. Click |mi-add_circle_outline|, and select Personalized. An Gallery form appears.

  6. Under Authenticated Modules, click |mi-add_circle_outline|, and define one of the available modules. Brightspot displays this module in the version of your website that requires authentication.

  7. Under Unauthenticated Modules, click |mi-add_circle_outline|, and define one of the available modules. Brightspot displays this module in the version of your website that does not require authentication.

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  8. Click Publish.

The previous image is an example of displaying a list for an authenticated visitor, and a message for an unauthenticated visitor.

For information about adding different types of modules for the authenticated and unauthenticated versions, see the following: