Highlights, often referred to as an image slideshow or gallery, are a great way of adding pictures to your site without sacrificing a lot of time.
The Highlights box is comprised of 2 main parts: the slide and the pager. The slide contains the image and information about the current highlight including the read more button, a link to additional content about the slide, while the pager contains of list of all the highlights to be displayed. All of the parts are optionally displayed except the image.
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Adding Highlight Content Pages
Before you can show highlights on a page, you must first add the content pages. To Start, click on Content Management > Create Content > Highlight in the admin bar.
This will bring you to a form much like a standard content page, but it will have a few extra options for you to fill out. These items are represented in the image overview above.
- Title - The text that is displayed as the title of the slide item text.
- Pager Item Text - If a pager is shown, this will be the text shown.
- Slide Text - The text that will be shown in the slide portion.
- Body - This is only seen by the user if filled out and the user clicked on the Read More button.
- Image - The image that will show up in the highlight box. It is automatically resized to fit.
Enabling Highlights on a Page
To add highlights to any page on your website, simply click the tab and find the . Below you will find a list of highlight items that you may choose from to display in the highlights box. If nothing shows up, then you will need to first add some.
A maximum of 5 entries can be shown at once.
Options For Displaying Highlights
Below is a list of each type of Highlight display that can be shown on your website. Each comes with a set of field requirements that must be filled out in order for it to show.
- Full Caption and Pager
This allows you to show text and all the items in the images list while also having the option to let users click a "Read More" button to view additional content.
Content fields required for this view: Pager Item Text, Slide Text, Body. If Body is not filled out, then the 'Read More' button will not be displayed.
- Extended Image and Caption
An image rotator that allows for the flexability of adding text while not showing the pager. This type will also not show a "read more" button.
Content fields required for this view: Slide Text.
- Image Rotator
This allows a website to display a basic image rotator.
Content fields required for this view: None.