Brightspot Content Types Guide

Dynamic List module


Dynamic lists contain assets of any content type. The assets in the list change depending on the sort and filtering criteria you configure.

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


To create a dynamic 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 dynamic 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 Click add_circle_outline, and select Dynamic.
Types Select the content types included in this list.
Sort Select the sort order for this list.
Items per page

Enter the number of items displayed in each page.

If the dynamic list has more items than this value, Brightspot displays next and previous links so the visitor can page through the list.

Filtering Select filtering criteria for this list. For information about the various filters, see Understanding dynamic list settings.
Pinned Items Select assets that always appear first in this list. For information about pinning items, see Understanding dynamic list settings.
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 dynamic list. The assets appearing in the dynamic list change depending on the list's configuration and assets you add or archive in Brightspot.

Rendered dynamic list
Rendered dynamic list

See also:

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