Brightspot Content Types Guide

Attachment List module


An attachment list module allows you to collect attachments into a list module. There are two types of attachment list modules: advanced (the list's assets do not change) and dynamic (the list's assets change based on selection criteria).

To create an attachment list module:

  1. In the header, click add.
  2. From the Create list, select Attachment List Module.
  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 one of the following:
  • Advanced—Displays promos of attachments. For information about configuring an advanced attachment list, see Advanced attachment list modules, below.
  • Dynamic—Displays a dynamic list of attachments. For information about configuring a dynamic list, 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 an attachment list module. This illustration is an example of an attachment list module with a title, description, and four attachments. Each attachment has its own title, description, call to action, and file size.

Rendered attachment list
Rendered attachment list

Field definitions for advanced attachment list modules

With advanced attachment list modules, you can add internal assets already in Brightspot, or links to external assets.
FieldDescription
ItemSelect one of the following:
  • Internal, and click search to select an existing asset.
  • External, and paste a URL.
TitleEnter a title. This title is visible to the visitors to your site. For internal assets, this field defaults to the asset's title.
DescriptionEnter a description. This description is visible to the visitors to your site. For internal assets, this field defaults to the asset's description.
ImageClick search and select an existing image from the content picker for your attachment, or scroll to the bottom and click New Image to create a new image for this attachment. See Image for information on creating a new image.
File SizeEnter the file size of the attachment. For internal assets, this field defaults to the asset's size.
File Type Display NameEnter the text that appears after the text supplied in the attachment's Call to Action Button Text field. 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 TextEnter text appearing on the call-to-action button. This text is visible to the visitors to your site.

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