Use the Celebrations Widget to display members' birthdays. This Widget will display the birthday of any member of your digital workplace that falls within the configured timeframe and that has not been restricted by privacy settings.
Considerations and caveats
The Celebrations Widget uses the data stored in a member's birthdate field (Birthday on the profile page). If this field is empty or does not have privacy settings set for others to view, the member will not appear in the Widget.
The Celebrations Widget orders birthdays by their date, with birthdays occurring near to the current date at the top. Birthdays occurring on the same day are ordered alphabetically by the member's first name.
- Click on a member's name or profile image to go to their profile page.
- Click the View more button to display all birthdays that fall with the timeframe of the widget. This opens up a new window on the current page that you can exit out of by clicking the X in the window's upper right corner or clicking anywhere outside the window.
You can configure additional appearance options for this Widget from the Widget Styles page.
By default, the profile photos in the Celebrations Widget are square and are not impacted by the Avatar setting found in Global Settings.
After making changes to any of the following settings, you must click Save to apply your Widget changes. If you want to discard your changes, click Cancel.
If you have not made any changes, you can close the settings window by clicking outside the window or clicking the X in the window's upper right corner. If changes have been made and you click outside the window the window will not close. Instead, a message will appear at the bottom of the settings window prompting you to Save or Cancel your changes.
Content tab settings
Enter a title for the Widget. The title appears as a heading above the Widget's contents. You should use the title to provide users with an idea of why the Widget's content is important to them or to highlight the content's purpose. Titles also serve to better structure the content of a page by clearly denoting different sections.
When entering a title, you do so only for your currently selected language. If your digital workplace supports multiple languages, you should click the Translation button and enter a title for each supported language.
Enter a description for the Widget. The description appears between the title and the Widget's contents. You can use this text to provide additional context to the Widget or instructions for using the Widget.
When entering a description, you do so only for your currently selected language. If your digital workplace supports multiple languages, you should click theTranslation button and enter a description for each supported language.
Select which timeframe the Widget uses. Only birthdays that occur within the timeframe that you select will display in the Widget. Options include:
- Today (display birthdays that occur on the current day)
- Upcoming (display birthdays that occur in the next 30 days)
- Today & Upcoming (select both options)
This field is required.
Number of results
Enter the maximum number of birthdays to display. You must enter a value between 1 and 99. If there are additional birthdays to display, users can click View more found at the bottom of the feed to open a popup window showing all birthdays within the selected Timeframe.
This field is required.
Display tab settings
Select how members are shown in the Widget. Option include:
Select the type of banner that appears above the Widget. Option include:
- No banner
Display option examples
For general information about setting up a widget, see Placing and setting up a Widget.