Display a rotating series of Web pages. Clickable controls allow visitors to cycle through the list.
Add the component to the page. There are two initial tabs: Carousel Module and Carousel Items. An additional tab appears after the Build list using option is chosen.
The title of each page, its descriptive text and its main photo are displayed on each slide. Clickable controls allow visitors to manually cycle through the display of pages.
These components are normally used as teasers to link to Shared Content pages built with the Highlight Template. When the linked module contains a YouTube video, it will be playable from the Carousel.
For best performance, please use this component with Shared Content pages created using the Highlight Template.
(This tab employs the standard List Builder Component settings.)
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.
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New window: Select so each clicked page is displayed in a new browser window.
'Open links in new window' and 'Display as: Full content' are incompatible and will disable each other when selected.
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.)
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:
'Display as: Full content' and 'Open links in new window' are incompatible and will disable each other when selected.
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.
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.)
How to Build a Carousel of Just Images or Teasers
There may be times when you want to build a slideshow but you don't want to link to anything. For example, you have a series of pictures of people making statements, with captions, but you do not have anything more to show about them. To accomplish this, use the Carousel to display a series of shared content pages built using the Highlight Template. If the Highlight Template is not provided with a link, the Carousel 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 Carousel.