Brightspot Content Types Guide

Creating a dynamic list

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

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.
  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 filters.
Pinned Items Select assets that always appear first in this list.
Call To Action Select either Internal or External. Depending on your choice, enter an internal link or external link for the call to action. The call to action is visible to the visitors to your site.
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

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