Prominent links providing key tasks.
Last Reviewed: April 9, 2021
This feature works comparably in both the Classic and Flex UI versions of the UBCMS. In the future, screenshots and language will be updated to reflect Flex UI.
Add the component to the page. There are three tabs, Call to Action Button Bar, List and Curated List. (If Child Pages is selected as the list type, the third tab switches to display corresponding settings.)
This component is intended to be placed just above the footer.
Because of its prominent placement, this should only be used for high value conversions or information needs related to critical key tasks. The wording must be tight and on-target and the choices should be supported by regular evaluation and assessment.
Provide an optional Title for the bar.
Chose between the Child Pages and Curated List options. This selection will load an additional tab to house related information.
Here you will choose the type of list, as well as additional advanced settings.
Build CTA Buttons Using: This drop-down menu asks how you want to build your list. You have the option to build it using:
Be careful not to list the parent page here by mistake.
> It can create a loop (Known Issue).
New window: Select so each clicked page is displayed in a new browser window.
When New Window is selected, an additional icon will follow the linked text, to alert visitors that they will be taken to a new browser window, or even leave the current website.
And if the hyperlink goes to a downloadable file, an document icon will instead be shown as well as the file size if the file is on the same server. (Read more about link labels.)
Order by: There are several ways in which you can order your list. Not all appear in the dropdown.
Reverse order: Check the box to select whether you would like to inverse the order selected in the Order by field.
Start at: Select how many items you would like to skip at the beginning of the list (example: '5' will skip the first four items and begin the list at the fifth item). Left blank, the default value of '1' will result in the list displaying every item in your list. This setting can be useful if you wish to feature several items in one group, perhaps at the top of your news page, or on your homepage, and NOT have them repeated with the rest of your list displayed elsewhere on your site.
Limit: Choose a maximum number of entries (optional).
If you want all items to appear in the list, do not leave the Limit field blank. Instead, enter a value that you anticipate will meet your needs; for example, 200, 500, etc. (The News Center has used 9999 as a 'very large number' because their archives date to 1990.)
Exclude current page - Do not display any entries that link to the page on which the list is shown (optional).
Enable Scheduling: Select to enable shared content Scheduling.
This component is best placed towards the end of the page, to reinforce key items once people get farther down the page.
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