Brightspot Content Types Guide

Creating a dynamic attachment list


There are two types of attachment lists that can be created; advanced and dynamic. This topic covers creating a dynamic attachment list.

A dynamic attachment list pulls in attachment assets that have been uploaded and published to be included in the list based on criteria you can set. This list contains a title, description, and links to individual assets. See Attachment file for more information on creating attachments.

To create a dynamic attachment list:

  1. In the header, click add.
  2. Select Attachment List from the list of available options.
  3. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
  4. Complete your site's workflow and publish the asset.
Field Description
Internal Name Enter an internal name for this asset. Brightspot uses this name internally, such as in the search panel and recent activity widget. This name is not visible to visitors to your site.
Title Enter a title. This title is visible to the visitors to your site.
Description Enter a description. This description is visible to the visitors to your site.
Items Select Dynamic.
  • Main—Allows you to configure the internal or external attachments that are added to your list.
    • Types—Select the types of attachments that are populating your dynamic list. Your choices are:
      • Attachment File—populates your list with all types of attachments.
      • Document—only populates your list with attachments that have a file type associated with documents.
      • Presentation—only populates your list with attachments that have a file type associated with presentations.
      • Spreadsheet—only populates your list with attachments that have a file type associated with spreadsheets.
    • Sort—Select Newest Publish Date or Oldest Publish Date to determine how the attachments are sorted in your list.
    • Items Per Page—Enter a number between 1 - 30 to determine how many attachments are pulled into your dynamic list at one time. For example, entering 3 will only display three attachments in your dynamic attachment list.
    • Filtering—The selection in this field allows you to set up a rule to determine which attachments are included in your dynamic list. See Understanding dynamic list filters for more information on creating rules to filter your dynamic attachments. Please note, that only date range and tags can be used when creating filters for this list.
    • Pinned Items—Selecting an item in this field pins the selected item to the first position in your dynamic attachment list. No matter what criteria you set for your dynamic attachment list, this selected attachment is displayed first. See "Adding a pinned item to a dynamic attachment list" below for complete instructions on using this feature.
Call to Action When you add a Call to Action to a dynamic attachment list, a Read More button is placed at the bottom of the module.
  • Make one of the following selections from the Main tab:
    • None—Select None to have no call to action button appear below your list.
    • External—Enter the URL for the external site your visitors will be taken to when they click the Read More button on the quote list.
    • Internal—Use the content picker to set the internal destination your visitors will be taken to when they click the Read More button.
  • See Using the Call to Action Advanced tab for instructions on the settings available in this tab.
Call to Action Button Text Enter the text you want to display below the quote assets displayed in this quote list. This text overwrites the default Read More text displayed on the button. This text is clickable.

The following illustration shows how Brightspot renders a dynamic attachment list:

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Dynamic attachment list with two items


Adding a pinned item to a dynamic attachment list
You have the option to pin items to your dynamic attachment list. Pinned items are persistent and always show up at the beginning of your dynamic attachment list.

  • Click add_circle_outline Add Attachment Promo.
  • Complete the following fields as needed:
    • Item—Select Internal or External.
      • Internal—Click search and select an existing attachment from the content picker, or scroll to the bottom and click New to add a new attachment. See Attachment file for information on creating a new attachment file.
      • External—Provide the URL for the external attachment to be added.
    • Title—Enter a title for your attachment. This title is displayed in the resource list with this attachment. This field defaults to the name of the attachment you select; however, you can overwrite that title by adding text to this field.
    • Description—Enter a short description of the attachment you are adding to your list.
    • Image—Click search and select an existing image from the content picker for your attachment, or scroll to the bottom to create a new image for this attachment. See Image for information on creating a new image.
    • File Size—Enter the file size of the attachment. By default, this field is populated by attachment asset being selected.
    • File Type Display Name—Text entered here will appear after the text supplied in the Call to Action Button Text field for the item. For example, if you add Download the in the Call to Action Button Text field below, and add Word document in this field, the download link will read "Download the Word document" under the item.
    • Call to Action Button Text—Enter the text to display below the attachment being added. The word Download is populated in this field by default.
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