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:
- Advanced search: Do not choose Advanced Search unless you are familiar with writing queries. Build a list using Java API and REST API. Advanced search accepts a query description, and creates and runs an XPath query.
- An Advanced Search tab will automatically appear.
- If desired, the XPath query will filter the result set and extract facets.
- Query descriptions are made up from a set of predicates.
- For each predicate type, there is an evaluator component that handles that specific predicate for XPath, filtering and facet extraction.
- The REST API provides access to these features through HTTP with responses sent in JSON.
- Child pages: Populate the content of the list with the pages found in a segment of a website.
- A Child Pages tab will automatically appear. Click the magnifying glass icon to the right of the Parent Page field to select a folder from which to display pages in your list. (If you build your list with child pages you do not have the option of displaying them in the order of your choice.)
- Curated list: Build a list with selected choices. Requires you to manually add pages to the list (and maintain).
- A Curated List tab will automatically appear. Click the magnifying glass icons to select Web pages to be displayed.
- Use the Up and Down buttons to specify the order that the web pages will be displayed in the list. The minus (-) buttons allow you to delete web pages while the + button enables you to add Web pages.
- Another list: Populate your list using another previously created list. This is useful if you want to mirror items displayed on another page, while perhaps limiting the amount of items displayed.
- An Another List tab will automatically appear. Click the arrow at the right of the List Reference field to select another page from which to pull a list to imitate:
- Click on the field to pull up a browser window of all the pages in your UBCMS.
- Select the page containing the list you want to use.
- The browser will display all usable components on the right hand side of the browser. Choose the desired list and click OK.
- Search: Use a particular word or phrase to build a list. Any page that contains the searched-for term will be included in the list. Meta-data including tags can also be found in this way -- read more about searching for tagged pages.
- Search query: Enter a predetermined unique keyword or phrase; e.g. "ubgreen-event" in our example.
This is optional, but with no keyword you will display ALL events in the calendar. More complex queries are possible. (See Tips for Building a List Search Query.)
- 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.
- Tags: Build a list using the tag words assigned to certain pages. (Read more about Tagging Your Shared Content.)
- A Tags tab will automatically appear. In the Tags field, type the tags you would like to use or select the tags from a drop-down menu by clicking on the downward arrow sign to the right of the field.
- In the Limit to path field, choose the scope of the list by selecting the page, and subsequent child pages, to which you wish to limit the list. Leave this field blank to populate the list using the content of your entire UBCMS. Web pages with tags matching your selections will then be displayed in your list.
- Be advised, items in lists built using tags are not sorted in the normal default order even if they all originate in one folder. If you want the items to appear in a specific order, specify that in the Order by field.
- Tagged pages can also be listed using the Search option (read more), which allows more advanced control.
New window: Select so each clicked page is displayed in a new browser window.
Link Label Icons
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:
- postDate: Arrange the list items by the date the pages were created for pages created using the News Article Template or for pages that include the Date Created component. Using postDate for other pages will result in a randomized order.
- jcr:created: Order the list by the date of creation, with the earliest date of creation beginning the list.
- cq:lastModified: The list will be ordered by the date of modification. The page most recently edited will appear on top.
- cq:template: The order will be established according to its arrangement in the Page Tree, sorted by template type used on each page.
- jcr:title: The list is ordered alphabetically by title.
- random: There will be a random order to the list.
- You can also delete the default option and leave the field blank to sort the list by its arrangement in the Page Tree.
Reverse order: Check the box to select whether you would like to inverse the order selected in the Order by field.