Blog Presenter Widget
This widget calls out content from specific blog channels in a dynamic, interactive banner. The content is pulled automatically from blog channels that you pick, and uses images from the blog posts or channels as backgrounds. If your posts don't have images in them, you can set a default image to use instead.
Considerations and Caveats
The blog presenter selects images automatically, using the following priority:
- Blog post
If the post being displayed has an image in its content, the widget will use this image for the background. If there are multiple images, the widget uses the first one.
- Blog channel
If the post does not have any images in its content, the widget will check at the channel level, and use any images in the content of the channel page.
- Fallback image
If there is no image in the post or the channel content, the widget will use the fallback image that you set in the Blog Presenter Options.
If there are no images in any of these locations, the widget will show the content on a blank background.
If the image in your blog post is too small, it will appear distorted in the widget, since it's automatically resized to fit the width of the page section. For best results, consider using a large banner-style image on blog posts, or on the blog channel itself.
Text to display at the top of the widget. This title will obey the styling settings of the site's theme.
Makes the title a clickable link to the URL entered.
Text to show below the title and above the widget contents.
Blog Presenter Options
A list of paths for the blog channels that the widget should get its content from. This should be the whole path, after the site's domain. For example, for a blog located at example.igloodigitalworkplace.com/blogs/featured_news, the path would need to be blogs/featured_news. To draw content from multiple blogs, you can list the paths separated by commas. (e.g. blogs/featured_news,blogs/hr_news)
A link to an image to display when there is no image in the blog post. This can be an image stored in your Igloo site, or an external image. If you're using an image from Igloo, this link will need to be the download link from the file. (To get this link, navigatie to the file in your digital workplace, right-click on Download, and the select Copy link.)
The amount of time in seconds that each slide will be displayed before moving on to the next one. If this is set to 0, the slides won't progress, and users can move between slides using the selectors at the bottom of the widget.
Show Slide Controls
If checked, a forward and back arrow will display on the right side of the widget, so users can manually browse through slides.
Number of posts to load from each blog channel
How many posts to load from each blog channel. For example, if there are 3 blog channels in the channel list, and this field is set to 2, the widget will load the 2 newest posts from each channel, and show 6 posts total.
Inspect the content of blogs for images
If selected, the widget will check the content of each blog post for an image, and use it as the background for that post. If a post has no image in it, it will use the next available option in the priority order above.
If selected, slides will progress automatically after the amount of time in the Transition Duration has passed. If this option is not selected, the user will need to progress the slides manually, using either the navigation dots, or forward and back arrows.
There are no layout options available for this widget.
Use the Class field to add custom CSS to this widget.
Your digital workplace's CSS theme overrides the other settings here, so these settings will not change the appearance of the widget.