Widget Use

Displays articles in list format, allowing for a list title and icon, as well as other configuration options such as a toggles and content hyperlinks.

Example of Widget Use

Following is an example of the widget in use:

Article List with HyperlinksArticle List with Toggle used to create a FAQs list page

Where can the Widget be placed?

The widget can be used in the following templates:

  • Article List Page Template
  • Custom pages

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 configurations are needed.

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

Use Zoned Article Layout?Enables use of zoned article list layout.

Allows arrangement of article list content in separate zones.
Default: OFF. The Article List Item template is used.

Toggle ON to enable. The Article List Item Zoned template is used. 

List TitleThe heading text displayed at the top of the article list.
Title IconThe icon displayed to the left of the List Title.
Max Number Of ArticlesThe maximum number of articles to display in the article list.Default: 5All
Article Type FilterThe article 'type' this widget will display. You assign every article a 'type' when you create it. This drop-down list will be populated with all available article Types on your site, so you can select which type to display with this widget.

Order By Field

Determines which article field is used to sort the articles in the list. Choices are:

  • Article Page Type
  • Description
  • Expiry Date
  • Posted Date
  • Start Date
Default: Posted DateAll
Order By DirectionDetermines which direction the articles are ordered by - ascending or descending.Default: DescendingAll
Image PositionDetermines the side that the image will be displayed on. This option will also move the summary and the 'Read Full Article' button to the far left in place of where the image is by default.Default: LeftAll
Show Read Article ButtonDetermines whether the 'Read Full Article' button is displayed for each article. (The user can navigate to the full article page if this option is unticked by clicking on the article title.)

Default: on

Toggle to disable

Article Route Prefix

The prefix inserted between the main site URL and the article title. Used for SEO purposes.

For example, in the following URL, 'blog' is the route prefix: http://www.commercevision.com.au/blog/back-to-the-future 

Default: article

Show Article DateDetermines whether the article date is displayed. If not, the Article summary text is shifted up in place of the date text.

Default: on

Toggle to disable

Enable Article Toggle

Determines whether article content can be expanded and collapsed. When enabled, the article Title will display but content will be hidden until the user toggles to expand. This functionality replaces the hyperlink (which redirects the user to a new page to display article content).

Note - If Article Toggle is enabled, please disable Article Hyperlink (they are incompatible).

Default: off

Toggle to enable (and ensure 'Enable Article Hyperlink' is not on)

Enable Article HyperlinkAllows the user to navigate to the full article page by clicking on the news article heading. Disabling this option removes the hyperlink on the article heading.

Default: ticked

Toggle to disable

Enable Client Side Meta Data Filter?

Processes the article feature filter search on the client side rather than the server side.   

Note - client side meta data filter only works when pagination is turned OFF i.e. when all items are displayed on one page, and the 'Items Meta Data Filter widget' is not used in the Article template.

Default: off

Toggle to enable

Meta data Filter LabelText for the features filter labelDefault: 'Filter by'4.23

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