Brightspot CMS User Guide

Embedding a dynamic gallery

Once you have clicked image and selected Gallery from the available choices, complete the following steps to embed a dynamic gallery:

  1. In the Items field, select Dynamic.

    The Edit Gallery widget appears.

  2. In the Items Per Page field, enter the number of items you would like in this gallery.
  3. In the Time Period field, enter the number of days for content to be published within in order to be included in this gallery.

    For example, enter 7 to have images published within the last seven days included in your gallery.

  4. Click add_circle_outline to add a tag to this gallery. Adding tags is how Brightspot locates and populates your gallery with the desired content.

    1. Click search to search for the desired tags in the content picker.
    2. Click the tag(s) that you want to add to the gallery from the list of tags in the content picker. Each time you click a tag, a new line is generated.
    3. To return to the content picker to add additional tags, click add_circle_outline > search again.
  5. In the Sort field, select how you want the items in your gallery to be ordered. You can select from NewestOldestPage Views, or Relevance.

    • Newest—Puts the image with the most recent publication date first in the gallery.
    • Oldest—Puts the image with the oldest publication date first in the gallery.
    • Page Views—Puts the image with the most page views first in the gallery.
    • Relevance—Puts the image that most closely matches the tags selected first in the gallery.
  6. The Pinned Items field allows you to upload or select images that are permanently pinned to the beginning of your gallery, regardless of your settings above. You have two choices: Upload Files or Add Image.

    1. If you selected Upload Files, you have two choices available: Choose Files or Choose A Folder.

      1. Choose Files allows you to individually select the files from within a folder to be uploaded into the gallery.
      2. Choose A Folder uploads all of the files contained within the selected folder.
      3. Complete the additional fields that are standard for any image upload for each file uploaded.
      4. Click Upload.
    2. If you selected Add Image, a placeholder image appears.

      1. Click search to open the content picker.
      2. Enter your search criteria and locate the images you want for the gallery.
      3. Select the desired images and close the search window.

        The selected images are displayed in the preview form.

      4. If you need to make any changes to the images or their associated data, click edit on that image to open an edit window.
      5. Once you have completed editing the image data, click Back, located in the upper left corner of the page, to return to the Edit Gallery widget.
  7. Expand Enhancement Styles and select your Enhancement Alignment. See Enhancement alignment for more information on enhancement placement.
  8. Click Save & Close

For more information on galleries in , see Gallery.

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