What is it?
The Channels widget displays a list of channels of the same type collected in the same area of the digital workplace. It allows workplace members to quickly and easily access the channels they want to view. It also provides a central location to download each Contact Card, making it easier to add content via email. A Channel widget can be placed on pages and spaces in your workplace. Blogs, Calendars, Folders, Forums, Microblogs, Tasks, and Wikis are all Channel types that can be displayed in the Channels widget.
Options 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 field's 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 the field's Translation button and enter a description for each supported language.
Select a Channel type. This option filters what Channels the Widget displays. Options include:
Select a Page or Space. The Widget displays Channels that are one level below this location.
Access Rules determine what users will see when configuring and viewing the Widget:
- Users who configure the Widget can see Pages and Spaces in the source picker regardless of Access.
- Users who view the Widget will not see any Channels if they do not have at least Read Access to the parent Page or Space. Otherwise, only Channels to which they have at least Read Access are visible.
- Click the field below Source.
- Search for a Page or Space by its name. This search will return up to 100 results.
- Select a Page or Space from the list of search results.
Number of Results
Enter the maximum number of results to increment by, and to display initially. You must enter a value between 1 and 99. If there are additional items to display, users can click the More link found at the bottom of the feed to load additional results. Channels display in alphabetical order.
Show add link
Select to add an "Add" button to the Widget. Administrators can use this button to add additional Channels to the source location.
Download channels as contact cards
Select to add contact card links next to each Channel, and a Download all contact cards link to the Widget. Clicking one of these links downloads a .vcf file that can be added to your email software's address book to make it easier to submit content by email the Channel.
Layout tab settings
There are no layout options available for this Widget.
Appearance tab settings
Use the Class field to add custom CSS to this Widget.
Your digital workplace's CSS theme overrides other settings on this tab.
You can follow the standard Widget placement and set up steps for this Widget. You may find it helpful to leave this article open as a reference for what specific configuration settings do.
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- Updated By:
- Jesse Langstaff
- June 24, 2021
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- Matthew Seabrook
- September 4, 2017