Brightspot Content Types Guide

Understanding dynamic list filters


Users configure dynamic lists using filters. This topic explains each filter.

None

No filters are applied to the dynamic list.

All Match

The items in this filter must match all rules.

When scanning for items to include in the list, Brightspot only includes those items that match the all the rules. For example, a visitor is viewing an article that contains this list. The list includes items that match the following rules:
  • Authored by Tanner Peterson
  • Tagged with Culture
Dynamic List All Match.png

Any Match

The items in this filter must match any rules.

When scanning for items to include in the list, Brightspot includes any items that match any rules. For example, a visitor is viewing an article that contains this list. The list includes any items that match the following rules:

  • Authored by Tanner Peterson
  • Published in the last 14 days
Dynamic List Any Match.png

Authors

The items in this filter must match all authors.

When scanning for items to include in the list, Brightspot includes only those items that matches selected authors. For example, a visitor is viewing an article that contains this list. This list includes items that match the following authors:

  • Tanner Peterson
Dynamic List Authors.png

Date Range

The items in this dynamic list must match the time period specified in the filter.

When scanning for items to include in the list, Brightspot includes only those items that match the specified time period. For example, a visitor is viewing an article that contains this list. The list includes items that were published in the last 7 days.

Dynamic List Date Range.png

None Match

The items in this filter must not match all rules.

When scanning for items to include in the list, Brightspot only includes those items that do not match the specified rules. For example, if a visitor is viewing an article that contains this list, the list includes items that do not match the following rules:

  • Authored by Tanner Peterson
  • Published in the last 30 days.
Dynamic List None Match.png

Sections

The items in this dynamic list must match the sections specified in the filter.

For example, a visitor is viewing an article that contains this list. The list includes items that match the following sections:

  • Our Mission
  • Our Work
Dynamic List Sections.png

Tags

The items in this dynamic list must match the tags selected in the filter.

When scanning for items to include in this list, Brightspot includes only those items that match the specified tags. For example, a visitor is viewing an article that contains this list. The list includes items that match the following tags:

  • Culture
  • Employees
Dynamic List Tags.png

Include Current toggle

When a user builds a dynamic list in Brightspot, filters determine what populates the list. Some filters include an Include Current toggle.

One such filter is Authors. Below is an example of how this functionality works with the Authors filter.

Let’s say that you are an editor, and one of your staff has just written an article. You want the readers of this article to see other articles that the author has written; however, you also want two other things:
  • You want to do this for every author on the articles they write.
  • You only want to create this list once, preventing yourself from having to create a new list for each author on your staff.
This is where the Include Current toggle comes in. When a dynamic list is placed on an asset, like an article, Brightspot checks the author of the asset. Brightspot then populates the list with other assets the author has created. That means that the dynamic list can be created once, then placed on different assets with different authors, and Brightspot will always identify the author first before populating the list with assets relevant to that author.

The Include Current toggle also exists in the Tags and Sections filters.In both cases, Brightspot checks the tag or section associated to the asset a visitor is currently viewing, then populates the list with other assets that share this tag or section.

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