Widget Use

Renders the contents of a database field on the article detail page (when zoned layout is in use). Applicable for an existing field in the Article table or a custom one created for articles.

Example of Widget Use

In the example below, we've created an 'email' Custom Field for articles. This lets us save an email address against each article, and the Article Field widget displays it. This allows the relevant contact person's address to be shown on each post. 

Where can the Widget be placed?

The widget can be used in the following templates:

  • Article Page Zoned Template

Widget Options

OptionUseCommentsAvailable from Version
DescriptionA short description of the widget's use.We recommend this field be updated so the widget's purpose is clear at a glance from the template page.All
LayerThe layer the widget is valid for.

The layering technology allows for the content to be shown to specific audiences.

This is handy if the content is only valid for a certain type of user, or if the same widget is required for more than one audience, but different configuration is needed.

The widget can be added to the zone more than once and the layer feature can determine which audience can see each widget. 

Article FieldThe database field to be displayed by this widget.Custom Fields will be prefixed with 'CUS_'3.95
Show Heading?Determines whether a heading is displayed above the article field.

Default is: ticked

Untick to disable

Heading TextThe heading text displayed if 'Show Heading?' is enabled.
Fallback InformationFallback content to be displayed in cases where the article field is empty.
Show Inline Heading?Determines whether the heading text is displayed in line with the content (rather than above it).

Default is: unticked

Tick to enable

The format to be applied to the field data when outputting to the view.

For example, 'dd MM yyyy' for a date field.


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