Creating a hat

A hat is a consistent piece of content that appears above a header. Hats are typically very brief messages.

Hats follow the rules of content hierarchy. If you define a hat at the global level, it flows to the site level, then the section level, and finally the asset level.

If you do not want the hat to to be inherited, you may select a different hat using the procedure below.

The following image shows how Brightspot renders a hat.

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An example of a hat on a site

To create a hat:

  1. Click menu > Admin > Sites & Settings.
  2. Select the site for which you want to configure a hat.
  3. Click search, located to the left of more_horiz, and type Hat.
  4. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
  5. Click Save.
Field Description
Hat Choose Select from the list, then, in the second list, choose Create New.
This second dropdown list is also where you can select and apply an existing hat.
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.

Enter the text that will appear in the hat.

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