Create rich search interfaces, dynamic landing pages and tag clouds when used in conjunction with other Dynamic List components.
This is one of a series of Dynamic List components that are designed to work together, centering on the Dynamic List Builder.
It is always required for a dynamic list; the other optional elements are listed in Related Components (right sidebar).
Dynamic Lists are user-centric in the sense that the content is prepared on-the-fly based on user actions (e.g. a search query or a link that is clicked), and does not need to be previously prepared as standard UBCMS pages.
For example, a link to 'see more on this topic' could drive a tagged search. And this list of topic links can be generated automatically. For example, a standard looking search could evolve into a faceted search with successive layers of filters as selected by the user.
A course catalog search "anthropology" could then allow choice between the semester of availability, time offered, online versus classroom setting, etc., and individual filters can readily be removed if they are no longer desirable. All of this functionality and content can be delivered automatically.
Add the component to the page. There is only one tab.
Start in - Click the magnifying glass icon to select which page, and subsequent child pages, the search is confined to. Leave the field blank to search all pages in the UBCMS.
Tag filter - Select one or more tags to limit the pages that are returned. All tags must be matched for a page to be included.
Limit / Page size - Set a maximum number of items to display. (It is possible to set up pagination when this is used in conjunction with the Dynamic List Pager.)
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.
Title - Add a descriptive title as a user hint. It is only displayed when the list first appears (e.g. "Matching Titles," or "Search results").
Empty text - Choose a suitable message that will display if the list is currently empty. (By default it will say "No matching pages.")
Display as - This drop-down menu asks how you would like your list to be displayed. Lists fall into the general categories of Links, Teasers and Content:
New window - Select so each clicked page is displayed in a new browser window.
Require query - Choose between:
Order by - There are several ways in which you can order your list:
Reverse order - Check the box to select whether you would like to inverse the order selected in the Order by field.
Primary - If there are several of these components on this page, the one marked primary will be selected by dynamic list components on other pages.
Host page - Specify on what page of your site you would like any shared content shown. By default will be the current page.