Brightspot Content Types Guide

Basic List module


Basic lists contain assets of any content type. The assets in the list do not change unless you explicitly do so.


A basic list includes promos of the list's underlying assets, and you cannot override the promos' text or image. (Changes to the assets' promos appear in the rendered basic list.) Advanced lists can also contain promos of the list's underlying assets, but you can override the promos' text and image. For information about customizing advanced lists, see Advanced List module.

Note
This topic describes how to create a shared basic list that you can use in multiple assets. If you want to create a one-off basic list, see Creating a one-off module.

To create a basic list:

  1. In the header, click add.
  2. From the Create list, select List Module.
  3. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
  4. Complete your site's workflow and publish the basic list.
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 To add assets to the list, select Basic and then click add_circle_outline.
Call To Action Select None, Internal or External.



  • None—No Call to Action button is displayed.
  • Internal—A Call to Action button is displayed. In the Item field, select the asset that visitors view when clicking on the button.
  • External—A Call to Action button is displayed. In the URL field, enter the URL of an external asset that visitors view when clicking on the button.
Using the Call to Action Advanced tab





When setting up an internal or external call to action, you have the option to set how the link will behave.





External—Advanced tab



  • Target—Specify whether the target of the Call to Action should open in New Window/Tab or Same Window/Tab.
  • Attribute—Click add_circle_outline to add an attribute to the link.



    • Name—Enter the name of the attribute. For example, Title.
    • Value—Set the value for the attribute. For example, Brightspot Home Page. This appends Title="Brightspot Home Page" to the URL of the external link specified in the Call to Action.
Internal—Advanced tab



  • Target—Specify whether the target of the Call to Action should open in New Window/Tab or Same Window/Tab.
  • Attribute—Click add_circle_outline to add an attribute to the link.



    • Name—Enter the name of the attribute. For example, Title.
    • Value—Set the value for the attribute. For example, Brightspot Home Page. This appends Title="Brightspot Home Page" to the URL of the external link specified in the Call to Action.
  • Anchor—If the asset you are linking to has anchors present, such as a page with tabs, you can select items within the tabs to which to anchor. Then when your visitors click the Read More button, they are taken directly to that content.
Call To Action Button Text Enter text appearing on the call-to-action button. This text is visible to the visitors to your site.

The following illustration shows how Brightspot renders a basic list.

Rendered basic list
Rendered basic list

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