Show a row of slides that are showcased one at a time, on rotation. Each is a teaser link, displaying the corresponding page title, description and main image.
Add the component to the page. There are two initial tabs: Slide Deck Items and Advanced. A third tab appears after the Build list using option is chosen.
This component can be used on almost any page, but is often used as a 'hero deck' or in conjunction with the Key Tasks component on home pages. If you are considering linking to shared content stories from your home page, please read through Advanced: Best Practices for Use on a Home Page.
The title of each page, its descriptive text and its main photo are displayed for each slide. As a full-sized Web page, clickable controls allow visitors to manually cycle through the display of pages, but on small screens, users can drag/swipe to change slides.
These components are normally used to display teasers that automatically link to shared content pages built with the Highlight Template. When this linked page contains a YouTube video, it will be playable directly from the slide deck.
For best performance, please use this component with Shared Content pages created using the Highlight Template.
This component is intended to link to shared content hosted on another page. The linked content CANNOT be hosted on your home page. If you use the default hosting setting, the home page will simply refresh, and the linked content will not be displayed. > read more about use on a home page
The Slide Deck is optimized to display elegantly in many column widths:
The default size for this component is 402x287.
Here you will choose the type of list, as well as additional advanced settings.
Build list 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: Here are some of the ways in which you can order your list. Not all appear in the dropdown. Others may be available on request -- contact the DCT Help Team for details.
Reverse order: Check the box to select whether you would like to inverse the order selected in the Order by field.
Start at: Specify the first page to be listed, from the natural beginning of your list as defined by the other settings; e.g. 5 would be the 5th item.
Limit: Type the maximum number of Web pages that you would like to include in the list. If the field is left blank, the list will have no imposed boundaries and will encompass as many items as fit the parameters used to build the list.
Exclude current page: Filter out any items that would link to the same page on which the list is shown.
Enable Scheduling: Check the box to filter the list according to "Feature On/Off Time" that is set in Page Properties of listed pages.For more details, see “Enable Scheduling” in the List Builder component.
Host Page: Host shared content pages in this context. Leave blank for current page.
If you wish to deliver news stories and other mixed shared content content consistently and effectively through a home page slide deck, we recommend the following best practice steps.
How to build a Slide Deck of just images or teasers.
There may be times when you want to build a slideshow but you do not want to link to other pages. For example, you have a series of pictures of people making statements, with captions, but you do not have anything more to share about them.
To accomplish this, use the Slide Deck to display a series of shared content pages built using the Highlight Template. If the Highlight Template is not provided with a link, the Slide Deck teaser will not be linked either.
How to load a playable YouTube video.
This component is intended to be used with shared content pages built using the Highlight Template. This template comes with a preloaded flexible shared content module, which includes a video tab. Follow these steps to provide working videos in the slide deck.
August 29, 2018