Brightspot Content Types Guide

Author List module


This topic describes how to create an author list module.

To create an author list module:

  1. In the header, click add.
  2. From the Create list, select Author List Module.
  3. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
  4. Complete your site's workflow and publish the author list module.
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 not visible to visitors to your site.
Items Select one of the following:
  • Basic—Adds authors to the list. A rendered basic list includes promos of the underlying authors, and you cannot override the promos' text or image. (Changes to the authors' promos appear in the rendered basic list.)
  • Advanced—Adds authors' promos to the list. You can customize the promos' text and image. Your customizations remain even if an author's promo changes.

See Author for information on creating a new author.

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 anchor.

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 just one example of how Brightspot renders an author list module.

Rendered author list
Rendered author list

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