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.
Features and functionality
Below is a list of all additional features found in the Wiki Index widget.
Title - This feature allows you to name the widget.
Add hyperlink to title - Select this option if you wish to hyperlink the widget to a single Wiki channel or URL.
Description - This option allows you to create a short description of the contents included inside the widget.
Source(s) - Choose the Wiki channel(s) you want the widget to display. Multiple Wiki channels can be displayed in one widget.
Add article - Select this option if you would like members with the proper access (Write access or higher) to add an article directly from the widget.
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.
Body - 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.
Read more - This feature allows you to choose whether or not the Read More option is displayed in your Wiki channel.
The Appearance tab options are discussed in our article on Widgets.
How to add and edit the Wiki Index widget
If you have decided to include a Wiki Index widget on a page or space in your community, you will first need to ensure you have a Wiki channel to display content from. While you can still add a Wiki Index widget to a page without having a Wiki channel, you will not have any content to display.
Follow the steps below to add a Wiki Index widget to a page or space in your community.
Step 1: Select the Action Button
Step 2: Select Edit
When you select the Action Button, a drop down menu of options appears. Select, Edit, from the list of options.
Step 3: Choose your widget from the Add Widgets panel
The Edit page will appear and a menu of available widgets will appear in the Add Widgets panel. Use the circular buttons across the top to navigate to more widget options.
Step 4: Select and drag your widget to the display area below
Select your chosen widget and drag it to the blue display area below. The display area can be broken into three columns. If you drag your icon to the far right, or far left, the widget will only take up one column.
Step 5: Customize the widget
To customize the widget, select the Edit option listed at the top of the widget that now appears in the display area.
Step 6: Edit the widget
Modify the widget’s options, layout, and appearance using the features provided on the Edit menu.
Step 7: Select, Update
Once your modifications have been made, select Update, to apply your changes.