Wiki Index Widget
What is it?
The Wiki Index widget is like a table of contents for Wiki channels – it displays a list of the wiki articles in the channel. The articles are displayed alphabetically, and an index bar at the top allows you to quickly jump to a section of the index, by letter.
The Wiki Index widget is used to display the contents of a Wiki channel, or multiple Wiki channels in a way that’s easy for members to navigate. For example, you can house a variety of “How-to” wiki articles in one place, categorized alphabetically, so members can easily find the answers they are looking for.
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 the URL of a location in your digital workplace. User's who click the Widget's title, if it has one, will go to this location. Whether you enter the link as a relative URL or absolute URL does not matter, it will convert to an absolute URL the next time you edit the Widget.
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 from which Wiki Channel(s) the Widget displays content.
Access Rules determine what users will see when configuring and viewing the Widget:
- Users who are configuring this Widget will only see Channels to which they have at least Read Access. Users can still select Wiki Channels that they don't have Access to by selecting groups of Wiki Channels (see step 4 of "To add sources" below).
- Users who view the published Widget will only see content from a Wiki Channel if they have at least Read Access to that content.
To add sources:
- Click "add source(s)".
- Select the Wikis tab.
- Search for a Wiki Channel by its name or a portion of its URL. This search will return up to 100 results and include the Pages and Spaces that contain a Wiki Channel that matches the search query.
- Select a Wiki Channel from the list of search results. In addition to selecting sources individually, you can select groups of Wiki Channels:
- Select the All option to select all Wiki Channels in your digital workplace.
- Select Pages or Spaces to select all Wiki Channels that are nested below this location.
- Repeat this process until you have added all your sources, and then click Done.
To remove sources:
- Click "add source(s)".
- While on the Selected tab, unselect the source(s) that you want to remove.
- Click Done.
Show add link
Select to add an "Add Article" button to the Widget. Only users with at least Write Access to any of the connected Wiki Channels can see this button. Users can click this button to add content to Wiki Channels to which they have at least Write Access.
Choose a layout
Select either Standard or Letter Index layout. The Standard layout will give you the alphabetical index across the top and list the wiki articles in alphabetical order beneath. You will still be able to edit the Customize Your Layout, Content Sliders, and Statistics fields. The Letter Index will display the alphabetical index across the top only. It will not allow you to edit the layout further.
Customize your layout
You can determine what data is displayed in the widget by configuring the following options: channel name, modified by, version number, and space.
This feature controls the amount of content that is displayed in the body of a wiki article. This value ranges from Don’t Show Body Text to Show Full Body Text.
This feature allows you to choose whether or not the Read More option is displayed in your Wiki channel.
Select this option if you want to display a count of Comments on each article.
Select this option if you want to display a count of Views on each article.
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.